Gerben Weistra has over 20 years of professional consulting experience with a focus on international tax and transfer pricing. He has provided advice to companies, governments, tax advisory firms and law firms on a range of international tax, transfer pricing and valuation issues. He has performed and directed transfer pricing engagements in a variety of situations, including policy setting, implementation, compliance, tax audits and dispute resolution.
Gerben co-leads Ectacon, a modern, hands-on and fully independent transfer pricing consultancy. Ectacon, founded in 2015, connects tax and economics. Based in Amsterdam, Ectacon combines specialist knowledge and broad experience with a practical and pragmatic approach. Ectacon performs and supports all transfer pricing activities relating to setting, implementing, monitoring and defending transfer pricing, and preparing transfer pricing documentation and economic analyses. Ectacon's goal is to support clients with a carefully considered strategy in transfer pricing and related international tax and economic matters. Ectacon is fully independent and regularly works with transfer pricing specialists, tax advisors and economic experts worldwide.
Ectacon provides expertise on both a regular consulting basis and on a collaborative sourcing (co-sourcing) basis. Ectacon supports various in-house tax teams on a co-sourcing basis, enabling these corporate tax departments to maintain control of critical transfer pricing processes, while leveraging knowledge and experience from Ectacon. Examples of activities performed include working with in-house teams to prepare analyses and documentation, training in-house staff, and acting as trusted advisor addressing operational issues and strategic transfer pricing matters on a regular basis. Ectacon operates as an extension of these tax departments with expertise and quality, pragmatic solutions and cost control as important criteria of the work performed.