André Schaffers is a partner in the transfer pricing practice of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu's Belgium member firm. He is in charge of the economics practice and coordinates Deloitte's Global Economics Network.
André's transfer pricing projects include the analysis of all types of transactions: tangible goods, services, and special emphasis on financing and intangible goods. For the past few years, André has focused increasingly on financial transactions and on the link between the patent income deduction regime and transfer pricing. That regime – primarily designed for the pharmaceutical industry – requires the determination of an arm's length return on patents or patent improvements.
André spends most of his time on various engagements including setting up global policies for treasury centers, advance pricing agreements, documentation, defense of existing or new transactions, patent income deductions, and business alignment projects. He is in frequent contact with the tax authorities to discuss these issues.
André has broad transfer pricing experience, with specialization in the following industries: automotive, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, construction goods, consumer goods, electronics, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, medical equipment, mining, and retail sectors.
- 1991: Master in applied economics, ICHEC (Brussels)
- 1997: Master in Business Administration, Solvay Business School, University of Brussels
Professional Accreditation and Certifications
- Chartered Tax Consultant, Belgian Institute of Accountants and Tax Consultants (2002)
- French (native)
- Dutch (fluent)
- English (fluent)