KPMG lures Transfer Pricing partner from PwC

KPMG Abogados has recruited Michael Walter as a new partner in its Transfer Pricing practice area

Michael (pictured centre) has nearly 25 years of Transfer Pricing experience supporting multinational companies in this area in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia. He has worked on a wide range of Transfer Pricing documentation, company Restructuring and Intellectual Property valuation projects, Advanced Pricing Agreements (APAs) and has designed numerous sensitivity models related to the implementation of alternative business structures. He has testified as an expert witness in the Spanish Courts during Transfer Pricing disputes and has led multiple large-scale Transfer Pricing engagements for some of the biggest North American, European and Latin American multinationals in various industries.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael was a partner in the Transfer Pricing area at PwC Tax & Legal in Madrid. Before his work at PwC Madrid office, he developed his career from junior to director in this area at PwC in New York, and also led the development of the team in Caracas, at the Venezuela office. At PwC, he was European leader of Global Core Documentation (global transfer pricing documentation management) and a member of the Global Transfer Pricing executive. He started his career at Valenciana de Cementos in the Strategic Planning department.

Michael holds a degree in Economics with a major in Finance from Bentley College, Boston, Massachusetts (USA), an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA, issued by the CFA Institute) having completed each of the three levels.

“The incorporation of Michael joins the recent incorporation of Teresa Quiñones and represents a very significant reinforcement for the Transfer Pricing area, to which Michael will bring his experience and knowledge of the market at a global level to continue driving the expansion and growth of the area, which has 45 professionals and 4 partners,” commented Alberto Estrelles (pictured right) and Francisco Uría (pictured left), managing partner and senior partner, respectively, of KPMG Abogados.


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