Leslie Van den Branden is a partner with Grant Thornton Belgium that acquired in October 2017 the Belgian independent niche advisory firm DWVA in Brussels where Leslie heads the tax and transfer pricing practice. DWVA has been established 25 years ago in order to offer both multinationals as midsize enterprises that are active internationally, a high quality preferred alternative to big four consulting firms. At Grant Thornton, Leslie is a member of the EMEA Transfer Pricing Leadership.
He specializes in the design, implementation and audit defense of tax efficient supply chain management projects and hard to value intangibles for clients in a wide range of industries.
Leslie has 25 years of extensive experience (14 years at KPMG and 11 years at DWVA – Grant Thornton) in performing and managing economic analyses and valuations, transfer pricing documentation projects, concluding APA's and assisting clients during transfer pricing audits and mutual agreement procedures in various European countries and industries (automotive, chemical, pharma, heavy industry, logistics, information technology, fashion, construction, oil & energy, banking & finance, food & beverage, etc.).
Additionally, Leslie is frequently dealing with intercompany financial transactions, going from credit rating analyses, debt/equity rationalization and optimization, pricing for cash-pooling to LT financing instruments.
He frequently speaks at Belgian and international transfer pricing seminars and is a regular contributor to various tax and transfer pricing journals. Leslie is also contributing to the OECD consultations on the revision of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines and the BEPS action points concerning transfer pricing matters.