Eduard Sporken is a director with Meijburg & Co in Amsterdam and a member of the Dutch and KPMG Global Transfer Pricing Services practice. The industries in which Eduard Sporken has specific experience include a.o. chemicals, pharmaceuticals, IT, telecom, engineering and electronics and (financial] services. His main specialty is transfer pricing controversy.
Since his graduation from Leiden University in 1988. Eduard has some 30 years experience on tax/transfer pricing matters. He is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors and a member of the International Fiscal Association. During 1996, he followed a post graduate tax course on US taxation offered by Leiden University.
Before joining Meijburg & Co sixteen years ago, Eduard worked at another Big Four firm for eight years and prior thereto Eduard spent some five years in commerce dealing with European tax affairs.
Eduard Sporken has written numerous articles in several journals, such as: European Taxation; European Union Focus; Tax Planning International Review; Tax Planning International Transfer Pricing; the International Transfer Pricing Journal; Tax Management Transfer Pricing Report; International Tax Review and in various Dutch newspapers.
Eduard has assisted many multinational clients (including Asian, UK, German and US) with Dutch and European transfer pricing projects, including a number of successful defense cases in connection with tax audits. Such projects also cover IT projects, shared services, manufacturing, distribution, central purchasing and cash pooling engagements.
Eduard is mentioned in the Guide to the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers from 1999 onwards, as one of the leading Dutch transfer pricing specialists.
Eduard Sporken arranged for the successful completion of numerous Dutch unilateral ruling and Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) requests. He is also experienced on the application of the EU Arbitration Convention. Eduard Sporken arranged for three European Multilateral Advance Pricing Agreement/ APAs being completed for the Netherlands, Belgium, France and UK and for three US – Netherlands bilateral APAs.