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Testimonials

Catharina Gramm
SIG Combibloc Services AG
EPTP 2019

The Executive Program in Transfer Pricing is a good opportunity to gain in-depth insights into the transfer pricing area and follow-up on the latest developments. Qualified lecturers bring theory together with practical aspects. They share inside perspectives from the developments of organizations such as the OECD and advise on best practice based on their practical experience. The interactive sessions with participants with a large diversity of professional backgrounds lead to interesting discussions. The concept of the program as well as the organization is very good.

I can highly recommend the EPTP to everyone involved with transfer pricing.

 

Sébastien Maury
Bianchischwald Sàrl
EPTP 2019

I really enjoyed the EPTP at the Université de Lausanne. I learned a lot about the different technical aspects of Transfer Pricing from very skilled and competent international presenters. Several speakers from in-house positions added a lot of practical insights to the technical aspects. The diversity of the participants, both from a background and origin perspective added a lot of value to the great discussions we had. I would definitely do it again and in other words strongly recommend that program.


Kaspar Puorger
Banco Itau SA
EPTP 2019

The Executive Program in Transfer Pricing (EPTP) provides a comprehensive introduction to the most important aspects of transfer pricing. It is a well-designed combination of the OECD’s theoretical framework and practical implications of transfer pricing in various industries. The diverse backgrounds of speakers (tax authorities, OECD, in-house tax experts, tax consultants) provide insightful information and help to better understand the different positions and focus of the various stakeholders. Additionally, the program is a great opportunity to increase the professional network bringing together colleagues from various backgrounds, industries and countries. I strongly recommend the program to any person that wants to develop a robust understanding of transfer pricing.

 

Roland Britt
UBS Business Solutions AG
EPTP 2019

The Executive Program in Transfer Pricing (EPTP) at the UNIL’s tax policy center brings together top-class speakers from the OECD, Tax Advisors, Multinational Enterprises' Tax Departments, Tax Administrations as well as Academics with an international audience of experienced practitioners. I particularly learned a lot about transfer pricing issues in other industries and the vivid discussion of the realistic case studies presented during the lectures helped me to look at transfer pricing issues from different perspectives. I have experienced the EPTP as very well organised and the documentation provided often serves me as a reference book in my daily work. I can fully recommend the EPTP to anybody involved in cross-border transactions within a Multinational Enterprise.

 

Gautier Vallat
Sandoz AG (Part of Novartis group)
EPTP 2019

I strongly recommend the executive program in transfer pricing organized by the University of Lausanne. It is the perfect blend between well targeted theoretical review of transfer pricing concepts and practical and solution orientated inputs from highly qualified practitioners. Coming from a finance background with limited experience in international tax I was surprised how well structured the program is and how easy it was for me to catch up on the different topics. The evolution of the transfer pricing environment has also been covered by recognized experts in the matters allowing participants to understand the challenges of the upcoming changes in  transfer pricing regulations. I’d like to thank Natacha Fauconnier, Vikram Chand and Professor Danon for putting together such a great program and I strongly recommend anyone working in a multinational and exposed to transfer pricing to enroll in the next editions of the program.

 

Gaurang R Sanghavi
Sanghavi & Co, Chartered Accountants
EPTP 2019

Attending the fourth edition of EPTP (2019) was a truly memorable experience for me. The faculty during the entire course was diverse, topnotch and the learning experience was both stimulating and challenging. The icing on the cake was the camaraderie that I made with the entire class and there was never a dull moment. The course opened up a gateway for what will hopefully be a lifetime journey of learning in transfer pricing. I strongly recommend this course for those who wish to study Transfer Pricing both from an academic and a practitioner point of view. My sincere gratitude to Prof. Dr. Danon, Dr. Vikram Chand and the entire faculty for designing the course and the study material and to Mrs. Natacha for the wonderful administrative arrangements. 

 

Philipp Goppelsroeder
Sandoz AG (Part of Novartis group)
EPTP 2019

I joined the Transfer Pricing Executive Program, because my company expanded my finance role into the operational area of transfer pricing. My expectation was to get quickly (5 times 3 days) a good grasp of the burning BEPS related topics and associated risks for the MNE industry in a comprehensive and structured way. Theory and case studies are nicely balanced and the lecturers (TP consultants, members of country’s competent authorities, TP managers of MNE) are very experienced. I highly recommend this Program to anyone, who is either new to the topic of transfer pricing or keen to know more about it.

 

Fabian Arnold
United Grinding Group Management AG
EPTP 2019

The EPTP is a great course to extends one's knowledge in the area of transfer pricing. The scope of discussed transfer pricing topics through a balanced mixture of lecturers from industry specialists, academics and tax authority representatives, provides a diversified and balanced insight into the current state and the developments of the regulations concering transfer pricing.

 

Valentin Rolle
Swiss State Secretariat for International Finance
EPTP 2019

The Executive Program in Transfer Pricing was a very exciting and a fruitful experience. The expertise of the professeur(e)s combined with the dynamic of the class rendered the lessons very interesting. The course covered heaps of actual Transfer Pricing topics and the case studies helped a lot to understand the practical implication of the principles. To summarise: -highly recommended.

 

Simon Hoffmann
Dr. August Oetker KG
EPTP 2019

Due to the international nature of cross-border tax transfer pricing, an international group of participants from all over the world came together to join the expert program in transfer pricing at UNIL’s tax policy center. Personally, the fourth edition of the expert program in transfer pricing gave me the opportunity to deep dive into OECD’s transfer pricing perspective. Moreover, it was enriching to discuss transfer pricing issues with lecturers from international tax administrations, consultancy companies and research institutions enjoying high reputation within international transfer pricing environment. The structure of the program included both, classes arranged by chapters as well as case studies with a more integrated view on either design of transfer pricing or discussions within tax audits.

 

Pevrine Bonny
PPG Industries Europe Sàrl
EPTP 2019

The Executive Program in Transfer Pricing (EPTP) is a high-level course offering a great opportunity to gain knowledge in transfer pricing with highly qualified lecturers coming from Consulting firms, Industry and Tax authorities. This education program is well-balanced with theory, practical cases and exchange of  professional experiences.

I am thankful to the EPTP team for the quality of the course, as well as the documentation and the organization they provided. Besides the professionalism of the organizers, I was very lucky to be part of a team of participants who came from various backgrounds and whose enthusiasm and involvement made me enjoy the course.

I strongly recommend the EPTP course to anyone seeking to improve their knowledge about transfer pricing, challenging and increasingly important subject.

 

Nadia Bouzenzana
Honeywell
EPTP 2019

I joined this Executive program as an International trade and State Aid expert, to build up my knowledge in the international taxation and transfer pricing area, on compliance, legal frameworks, applicability to better support my business . I strongly recommend this program to all trade customs and state aid experts to better understand and protect their company better with customs, indirect tax and state aid issues. This class is an amazing opportunity to learn with high profiles lecturers known worldwide in the field and professionals handling significant live cases within different businesses. It opens new perspectives and horizon. If you’re working in a multinational, this Program is a must. And importantly enough I’ve also met great people and made friends. I’d like to truly thank Natacha Fauconnier, Vikram Chand and Professor Danon for providing and continuing enhancing this program and developing people in this fascinating field.

 

Denis Amici
Unicredit Group
EPTP 2019

An experience abroad is always a moment in which we ask ourselves to give more efforts. It takes focus, personality and passion. Expectations are very high. I joined EPTP to deeply understand transfer pricing and my expectations are totally met.

I found an effective Faculty coming from different fields (academia, top consulting firms, MNEs and revenue services) with a perfect balance of theoretical and practical experience. I also had the unique opportunity to extend my network to clever classmates and share with them viewpoints, worries and sometimes dreams. I strongly recommend Executive Program in Transfer Pricing to anyone who doesn't want to stop learning in its life.

 

Alissa Fedi
EPTP 2018

I had experience in International Tax but a limited know-how in Transfer Pricing, so I decided to enrol on the Executive Program in Transfer Pricing (EPTP) to learn about this hot and always more important topic. 

I learnt a lot not only about Transfer Pricing, functional analysis and methods, but also about many other concepts involved in this field: business models in different sectors, supply chains, business restructuring, laws and cases in many jurisdictions. 

My expectations were fully met: the course was very challenging and really provided a wide-ranging view. 

EPTP was well structured by Dr. Vikram Chand and Prof. Danon and was a perfect mix of theory and practical cases on each topic. 

I had the unique possibility of meeting a lot of professionals and representatives of big multinational companies who shared their knowledge with us. And in the class I found some good friends too.

I am proud I was part of this program and I can only recommend it to anyone who wants to learn and advance in Transfer Pricing, open his mind and get inspired.

 

Louis Ballivet
University of Geneva
EPTP 2018

The EPTP has been a great experience for me. As a PhD candidate, I needed to acquire more practical knowledge as well research material. My expectations were fully met thanks to experienced lecturers but also to a pool of very competent participants. I believe that the strength of this program is the skill, availableness and kindness of high quality lecturers. The networking opportunities offered are quiet unique as well. I would like to express my profound gratitude to Dr. Vikram Chand, executive director of the program who helped me immensely with my doctoral dissertation. He is a great researcher, a great teacher but more importantly a great friend.

 

Emanuela Buono
Maisto e Associati
EPTP 2018

I enrolled in the Transfer Pricing Executive Program to increase my knowledge of international taxation and to gain a better understanding of the tax issues multinational clients may have.

The course allowed me to build a solid theoretical background in transfer pricing and, at same time, to have practical testimonials from TP experts working with in- house multinational companies and tow consulting firms.

I strongly recommend this course to anyone that is interested in a TP career or interested to further their knowledge in international tax matters.

 

 

Tim Van Brederode
University of Amsterdam
EPTP 2018

The Executive Program in Transfer Pricing (EPTP) is a demanding and intriguing course about an utterly relevant topic, that has just started to take form. Transfer pricing will be continously challenging for academics, consultant specialist and government (tax) representatives for many years and this program provides an outlook and seat on the front row of the current debates. A great mixture between theoretical classes and practical cases in the heart of vibrant Lausanne. I am very grateful to have met all the lecturers, fellow students and dr. Vikram Chand for their contributions to an inspirational place of sharing knowledge.
 

Cansu Bagran Ilhan
ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd
EPTP 2017

The EPTP was very inspirational and energizing as it brought in substantial and in-depth knowledge together with case studies, facilitated discussions among participants, allowed learning from experiences of guest speakers being fully practice-oriented.

 

Guy Säuberli
BEAU HLB (GENEVE) SA

EPTP 2017

As tax advisor for multinational enterprises, I have been faced with numerous transfer pricing cases.
The topic of transfer pricing is going the be more and more important in years to come, following the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project.
I had to improve my capacities in dealing with transfer pricing cases; therefore I decided to follow the Executive Program in Transfer Pricing (EPTP) at the University of Lausanne.
The EPTP was very interesting and provided a complete overview of all the transfer pricing topics that multinational enterprises are facing.
Having followed this course, I am much more confident in handling transfer pricing cases.
The teachers and the teaching material were very good.
There was also a good balance between theory and practice.
I can only recommend following the EPTP.

 

Jean-Christophe Targé

EPTP 2017

EPTP was a great experience for me. It was a unique opportunity to gain knowledge in transfer pricing. The course is a well-balanced mix between interventions of great experts in transfer pricing and practical cases. The speakers have all a great academic background and are either top notch academics or outstanding tax experts in consulting or industrial companies. Practical group cases allow for team discussion and for a concrete approach and a practical application of the concepts presented in class. I would strongly recommend the EPTP program to anyone who wants to acquire knowledge and skills in transfer pricing.

 

Lukas Stähli
Liebherr-International AG

EPTP 2017

I had a great time during the second edition of the EPTP at the UNIL. The high-level quality courses as well as the knowledge exchange with experienced lecturers and participants from different countries and industries were very valuable for the daily work and helped me to achieve the next level in my career. I am very thankful to the EPTP course directorate having provided such high-class education and would strongly recommend the classes to anyone who is interested in transfer pricing related topics as well as in the transformation of theoretical knowledge into practical application.

 

Marco Zumbühl
KPMG SA 

EPTP 2017

The EPTP Program is a great course for anyone who wants to deepen its knowledge in the area of transfer pricing. The wide array of discussed transfer pricing topics and the good mixture of lecturers which encompasses industry specialists, academics and government representatives, provide a diversified and well-balanced insight into the field of transfer pricing. I particularly also enjoyed the continuous exchange with fellow students. The diversified background of the course participants and the relatively small class size let to interesting conversations and allowed to broaden ones horizon in relation to how TP matters are addressed within different sectors. All in all, the EPTP course has been very enriching and can be highly recommended to anyone who seeks to intensify its knowledge in an area of tax that is becoming increasingly important.

 

Nathalie Pellanda Gaud
Mazars 
EPTP 2017

The EPTP is a very good program to acquire TP theoretical knowledge but also to apply the theory to practical cases. This program is  a great opportunity to exchange and learn from high level speakers coming from academic, advisory, industry and as well from government. I would recommend this program to anyone who seeks to acquire or expand TP knowledge.

 

Oliver Untersander
Tappolet & Partner 

EPTP 2017

„The EPTP provides a perfect mix of the theoretical framework of the TP-rules on the one hand and their practical application on the other hand. The good balance between theory and practice enables the participants to navigate through all TP-issues. This is particularly true due to the lecturers. They are all highly skilled specialists, absolute experts in their field, and well selected: They are inhouse-counsels, represent tax authorities, or come from advisory/law firms. As participant, you get insights into the TP-world which you get nowhere else. I had a perfect time in Lausanne – at levels.”

 

Piotr Drobnik
Baxter Healthcare SA

EPTP 2017

EPTP is a great program for anyone who wants to acquire or expand its transfer pricing knowledge. It lays out theoretical foundation of transfer pricing with reference to OECD materials. This is then supported by practical examples and case studies. The course covers all key areas of transfer pricing and features high-caliber speakers from academia, advisory, government and industry. It is a truly international program involving experts from around the globe. It also provides a great opportunity to network and exchange experiences with the fellow students. It is this transfer pricing course that you should attend if you work in Tax in Switzerland.

 

Satu Fallenborg
UBS AG

EPTP 2017

It is hard to imagine that a transfer pricing program could be any deeper and more thorough than the Executive Program in Transfer Pricing at Lausanne University. The knowledge in transfer pricing by the program's lecturer, Mr Vikram Chand, and the multiple external lecturers is excellent. I left the lecture room feeling inspired every time.  

The program is is very well structured and detailed. The topics are presented by Mr Chand and other top speakers from various industries mainly through case studies making the learning interactive. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in transfer pricing. 

 

 

Selina Reif
Max-Planck-Institut für Steuerrecht und Öffentliche Finanzen
Abteilung für Unternehmens- und Steuerrecht

EPTP 2017

The EPTP was a great opportunity to gain a holistic view of the important issues in transfer pricing. You can learn from top-level transfer pricing specialists holding the lecture, as well as from the other participants contributing their personal experiences from their day-to-day business. The course offers the perfect balance between theoretical knowledge and practical aspects brought in by case studies and examples from different industries.

Therefore I would recommend the program anyone who is interested in theoretical aspects and how they are transformed into daily business.

 

 

Philippe Mantel
Meyerlustenberger | Lachenal Avocats – Attorneys at Law 
EPTP 2016

I had the chance to participate to the first edition of the ETPT program at Unil. Globalisation, the OECD's work and transfer pricing development is the hot topic for all tax practitioners. The EPTP program offers the opportunity to give an academical background to transfer pricing specialists and is the entrance door to better knowledge for all tax lawyers with a more generalist field of activity. The courses are highly valuable and offer the unique opportunity to meet people from various countries with very different backgrounds and job positions. I particularly enjoyed the courses held by Dr. Vikram Chand, director of the program who is able to explain very complex and abstract matters in very clear layman’s terms.

 

Tamara Schwärzler

EPTP 2016

Great training on a completely up to date issue which will become even more important in the future. The training provided not only solid theoretical knowledge but also interesting inside views in different industries and multinational companies.

 
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