Antonio Russo is a partner with the Dutch firm of Baker McKenzie based in Amsterdam, he is Chair of the EMEA Tax Practice and heads the Amsterdam Transfer Pricing Team which has been awarded the International Tax Review Award for The Netherlands Transfer Pricing Firm of the year in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Antonio specializes in transfer pricing related design, implementation and valuation of companies and intangible assets. His practice focuses, among others, on the energy, mining and infrastructure industries, and especially on the oilfield service providers.
Antonio's international experience covers advice relating to inter-company financial transactions, ranging from pricing fixed income securities, hybrids and derivatives to conducting credit rating and guarantee fee analyses to implementing cash concentration and centralized treasury structures. He has extensive experience in tax planning/restructuring engagements and has performed transfer pricing studies for clients in a wide range of industries, including providing assistance to clients with developing strategies for the conclusion of APAs as well as tax audit defense in multiple European countries as well as in the Americas and Asia.
Antonio is a member of Baker McKenzie's Global Tax Steering Committee.
Antonio is contributing, and has in the past actively contributed, to the OECD consultations on the revision of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines. Antonio lectures at various seminars and conferences in Europe, Americas and Asia. He is involved with training Tax Authorities on transfer pricing: Italian, Danish, Singaporean and Korean Tax Authorities among others. He is a Fellow of the International Tax Center of the University of Leiden where he regularly teaches transfer pricing. He has been visiting lecturer with other universities, such as the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) University of Padova (Italy), the European Tax College at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and the Aarhus University (Denmark). Furthermore, Antonio regularly lectures at the IBFD International Tax Academy (ITA). He built up a diverse portfolio of publications from the IBFD to BNA publications, and contributes articles to Intertax, International Tax Review, the Journal of International Taxation and Highlights & Insights on European Taxation.