Shiv is a Managing Director in the newly established Duff & Phelps European Transfer Pricing Team. Shiv works across all industries and has built a strong reputation for the provision of measured and practical economic transfer pricing advice. He has been called as an independent expert witness in international transfer pricing cases, and has concluded dispute resolutions and APAs in jurisdictions including the U.S., U.K., Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, France, the Netherlands and Germany.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Shiv was a Founding Partner and the Head of Transfer Pricing at Alvarez & Marsal Taxand UK and before that with Ernst & Young, where he led projects to include business restructurings for FTSE 100 groups; thin capitalisation studies for large private equity backed buyouts; and transfer pricing risk/opportunity assessments for FTSE midcap and fledgling groups. Shiv also spent two years with a fortune 500 company, establishing in-house transfer pricing risk controls, systems and planning structures.
Recently, Shiv has been listed in Euromoney’s (Legal Media Group) “Guide to the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers”. Shiv brings a mix of academic skills, having studied economics and then taxation law before qualifying as a chartered accountant and a chartered tax advisor. He is a regular speaker at international transfer pricing conferences and has published well over 100 articles in international journals (including the International Tax Review, BNA Transfer Pricing, Taxation, Tax Adviser, Tax Journal, Tax Business, Tolleys Practical Tax, Finance Director, World Finance, and a case study in the Harvard Business Review). In addition, Shiv meets with U.K. tax authorities on a regular basis to consult on transfer pricing issues.
Shiv is often quoted on transfer pricing in the U.K. press, including mentions in the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Observer, the Times, the Telegraph, the Dow Jones Newswire and Accountancy Age. (Some years ago) at the age of 26, Shiv was accepted as one of the youngest fellows in the history of the U.K.'s Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) for his thesis on modernising U.K. tax legislation, while maintaining the competitiveness of the U.K. economy.
Before embarking on a career in transfer pricing, Shiv played three seasons of professional basketball with the English Basketball League.