Victor H Miesel, Partner and Chief Economist, is the U.S Practice Leader for Transfer Pricing Services and Economics Consulting at Mazars USA LLP, based in New York. Victor is also the U.S. Representative on the Global Transfer Pricing Strategy Committee for Mazars Group, based in Paris. He has more than 30 years of transfer pricing and economic consulting experience with Big Four public accounting and management consulting firms. His areas of expertise include transfer pricing economics, value-chain analysis, valuations for tax purposes, BEPS, Masterfile, CbCr and business economics covering a wide variety of industries, corporate structures and tax planning initiatives. Victor has provided expert economic analysis for multilateral advance pricing agreements (APAs), cost sharing, tax planning exercises, domestic and international intangible property (IP) migrations, bankruptcy analysis, tax litigation and controversy support engagements. Victor also has extensive experience as a practice builder, and as a leader of organizational build-outs for economic consulting and transfer pricing practices based both in the U.S. and in Europe.
Prior to joining Mazars, Victor was the Chief Economist and Global Transfer Pricing Practice Leader for Cherry Bekaert LLP, based in Atlanta. Victor also served as the Global Managing Director of Experis Finance's Transfer Pricing Center of Expertise based in New York. At Experis Finance (A Manpower Group Company), Victor formed the firm's first globally managed transfer pricing practice. Victor previously was a Partner, and led A.T. Kearney's Northeast Region and PwC's Boston economic consulting practice. He also led the Eastern U.S. Region (New York-based) and European (Belgium-based) transfer pricing practices for NERA Economics Consulting.
Victor received undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan, and Master's degrees in Applied Economics and Public Policy from The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Victor has been elected as one of the leading transfer pricing advisers by Euromoney magazine and peer review since 2004, and he is included in The Guide to the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers, published by the Legal Media Group based in London. Victor continues to be widely published and quoted in tax journals and has several articles currently in process.
Industry Expertise: Professional Services; Consumer and Luxury Products; Manufacturing & Distribution; Financial Services; Insurance and Re-Insurance; Asset Management; Banking; Private Equity
Service Specialties: Transfer Pricing, BEPS, CbCR, Masterfile; Tax and Management Consulting, ASC 740-10; Business Economics
Memberships: Associate member of American Bar Association (ABA); ABA's Tax Subcommittee on Transfer Pricing; National Association for Business Economics (NABE); International Fiscal Association (IFA), and The University of Michigan, Life Time Alumni Member.