Amanda Pletz provides “thorough and detailed economic analysis” and “understands not just the economics of transfer pricing, but also how to apply them in a particular business context”, sources say.
Amanda Pletz, an associate director in NERA’s global transfer pricing practice, specialises in cross-border-related party transactional pricing and asset valuation issues, with a focus on the financial services sector and financing arrangements.
She has conducted a range of studies for various multinationals across many different sectors. In the financial services sector, she has carried out a broad range of transfer pricing studies across banking, asset management, private equity, real estate, insurance and trading, among others. In financing, she has advised on intercompany capital structure issues; cash pooling; pricing of loans and hybrid instruments; guarantees; captive insurance arrangements; and loan, company, and other asset valuations. Her valuation experience extends into oil field exploration ventures.
Ms Pletz provides expert opinion reports in relation to tax audits globally and has assisted clients with economic analysis for advance pricing agreements with local authorities.
In litigation, she has been involved in cases considering intercompany guarantees, retrospective banking business valuations, financing arrangements, and trade analyses. She has also been involved in dispute cases involving state aid and has provided economic analysis for international arbitration.
Prior to joining NERA, Ms Pletz provided health sector cost-benefit analysis, macroeconomic analysis and segmentation modelling for an automotive producer; labour market supply and demand studies for local government bodies; and economic analysis relating to the real estate sector. Ms Pletz regularly speaks on the topic of economics of intercompany financing transactions and transfer pricing issues in the financial services sector.
Ms Pletz holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics from the University of Pretoria.
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