Zara Ritchie, Head of Global Transfer Pricing Services - Australian Lead Partner, BDO - Melbourne Office
Zara is the Global Leader for BDO’s Transfer Pricing Practice and is based in Melbourne.
Zara has over20 years’ full time Transfer Pricing experience covering the areas of controversy/dispute resolution, planning and restructuring, compliance, developing transfer pricing policies and structuring legal agreements in relation to various related party dealings. She is highly experienced in dispute resolution and controversy and her strong negotiation skills have resulted in successful settlements and outcomes for clients.
Zara has previously worked for over 16 years as a transfer pricing partner in a ‘Big 4’ firm.
Darren Lo, Managing Director; Transfer Pricing West Region Leader, BDO - San Jose Office
Darren Lo is a Specialty Tax Services managing director and the west region Transfer Pricing practice leader. He has more 19 years of transfer pricing experience. Darren has extensive experience in evaluating and comparing transfer pricing strategies, economic modeling, and providing support for planning and compliance with local transfer pricing rules. He has a complete understanding of inter-company transactions including intangible property migrations, cost-sharing, transfers of tangible and intangible goods, services, royalties, and loans.
Darren has worked with clients in various industries, including technology (software and hardware), clothing and apparel, manufacturing and distribution, real estate, aerospace, automotive, food processing, and mining.
Michael Smith, Partner, Transfer Pricing, BDO - Melbourne Office
Michael advises multinational clients in respect of transfer pricing matters. Services he provides include planning, audit support, restructuring, and compliance projects. Michael also assists clients in respect of their domestic and overseas engagements with tax authorities.
Michael provides a commercial approach to solving transfer pricing issues, helping clients to balance their competing priorities by cutting through to the key issues at hand, and suggesting clear and concise strategies to effect a quick resolution.
Michael has a wealth of transfer pricing experience gained from 19 years with Big 4 Firmsworking across a range of industries. Michael also has deep international experience gained from practicing for a number of years in New York and London.
This experience, combined with ten years of Australian transfer pricing expertise with multinationals of all sizes, allows Michael to bring deep strategic insights to his clients, identifying opportunities to apply best practice to effectively address their transfer pricing needs.