Andrew Cousins, Director, Transfer Pricing, Duff & Phelps
Andrew Cousins is an international tax practitioner in the Duff & Phelps Transfer Pricing practice, with more than 20 years of cross-border experience in private practice, industry and in government. He brings a comprehensive regulatory, commercial and advisory perspective to the fields of transfer pricing and business restructuring, with a focus on practical implementation. Before joining Duff & Phelps Andrew was Deputy Comptroller of Taxes in the Jersey tax authority, acting as competent authority for all of Jersey’s international tax agreements. He also served as Jersey’s delegate to the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, as well as representing Jersey at the OECD’s Global Forums for Transfer Pricing and for Tax Treaties. Andrew spent eight years in industry as a global head of transfer pricing in two FTSE 100 FMCG multinationals.
Andrew is a graduate of Oxford University and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloitte before focusing on transfer pricing at Ernst & Young, where he was a member of its Tax Effective Supply Chain Management team.
Rahul Mitra, Partner, Dhruva Advisors LLP, India
Rahul K. Mitra is currently a Partner at Dhruva Advisors LLP, India. Prior to joining Dhruva Advisors, he was the National Head of Transfer Pricing & BEPS for KPMG in India and, before then was the National Leader of PwC India’s transfer pricing practice between 2010 and 2014. Rahul was a Partner in the tax & regulatory services practice of PwC India between April 1999 and February 2015.
Rahul has over 22 years of experience in handling taxation & regulatory matters in India. He specializes in transfer pricing, particularly inbound & outbound planning assignments, and advises on profit/cash repatriation planning, value chain transformation or supply chain management projects, profit attribution to permanent establishments, etc. Rahul independently handles litigation for top companies at the level of the Income Tax Tribunals. At least 50 of the cases independently argued by Rahul have been reported in leading tax journals of India. Some of the major wins of Rahul before the Tax Tribunals in transfer pricing matters have set precedents, both in India and globally.
Rahul has been consistently rated among the leading transfer pricing professionals & tax litigators in the world, by Euromoney and International Tax Review, since 2010.
Rahul has handled several APAs in India, involving clients from across industries, and also covering complex transactions, e.g. industrial franchise fees/variable royalties under non-integrated principal structures, contract R&D service provider model, distribution models with related marketing intangible issues, financial transactions, profit split models for royalties, etc.
Rahul is a longtime Member of the Bloomberg Tax Transfer Pricing Forum Advisory Board. He has been a visiting faculty of the National Law School teaching classes on transfer pricing & international tax treaties.
Rahul was the Country Reporter on the topic, “Non Discrimination in international tax matters”, for the IFA Congress held in Brussels in 2008. Rahul was invited by the OECD to speak in the 2012 Paris roundtable conference on developing countries’ perspective on APAs.
Moderator: Julie Joy, Senior Fellow, Bloomberg Tax
Julie is a former director in the transfer pricing practice of Deloitte Tax LLP, most recently managing the Carolinas transfer pricing practice. She has extensive experience assisting clients with international and multistate projects involving transfer pricing planning, documentation, and audit defense. Julie has 25 years of public accounting experience, of which 18 were devoted exclusively to transfer pricing.
Julie received her BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her MST from American University.