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LCN Legal Course in Intercompany Agreements for Transfer Pricing Compliance

LCN Legal Course in Intercompany Agreements for Transfer Pricing Compliance

An online learning course for International Tax and Transfer Pricing Professionals, In-house Counsel within Multinational Groups, and Lawyers in Private Practice. The course is listed by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Tax (CIOT) as a supplement to the ‘International Tax’ and ‘Transfer Pricing’ modules of the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation.

“Course completed and my knowledge on ICAs much increased!  Really good, comprehensive and well-structured.”
 – Associate Director, Business Tax

Who this course is for

This new online course has been designed for three main types of people:


Overview and learning outcomes

Intercompany agreements are legal agreements which define the terms on which services, products and financial support are provided between related parties. For groups which operate internationally, intercompany agreements are the essential foundation for complying with transfer pricing regulations and for minimising the risk of double taxation or adverse TP adjustments and penalties. Intercompany agreements also play an important role in various other aspects of the operation of multinational groups, including subsidiary governance, asset protection, VAT / GST compliance, customs duties and exchange control.

This course will give you a greater understanding of:


About the course provider

LCN Legal is described by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Tax as “a world leader in creating legal substance for Transfer Pricing compliance”, and this course is listed as relevant to the ‘International Tax’ and ‘Transfer Pricing’ modules of the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation’.

The course is lead by Paul Sutton, the author of the book ‘Intercompany Agreements for Transfer Pricing Compliance – A Practical Guide,’ published by Law Brief Publishing. The modules are co-presented with senior members of the team at LCN Legal who support multinational groups on their intercompany agreements on a day-to-day basis, and who also contribute to the LCN Legal Toolkit of Template Intercompany Agreements for Transfer Pricing compliance.


A 10-week online distance learning course comprised of 10 recorded webinars which are released weekly in sequence, and which participants can access and review in their own time.
Each module is between 45 and 60 minutes’ duration, and is followed by a self-assessment questionnaire so that participants can check their understanding of the course materials.

Course dates

Participants can select a course start date convenient to them.

Additional tutor support

Course participants will have the opportunity to address questions to the presenters at any time during the period of the course. Responses will be shared (on an anonymised basis) with other course participants.

Course contents

Module 1: Introduction to intercompany agreements (ICAs) and their role in TP compliance and corporate governance


Module 2: Key features of an effective system of ICAs

Module 3: Scoping projects for creating, reviewing or maintaining ICAs


Module 4: The format and structure of ICAs


Module 5: General principles for contractual allocation of risk and reward


Module 6: Typical transaction types – Services


Module 7: Typical transaction types – Goods


Module 8: Typical transaction types – Licensing of intellectual property


Module 9: Typical transaction types – Loan facilities and cash pooling


Module 10: Pricing clauses


Additional benefits for attendees

Attendees will receive the following additional benefits:

Free Guide: Effective Intercompany Agreements for TP Compliance