Director of Economics, Baker McKenzie
Global Tax & Transfer Pricing
Gene Tien works with US and foreign multinationals on transfer pricing (TP) and other economic valuation issues, with a primary focus on the planning and dispute resolution of intangible property (IP) transactions and other value-added TP flows. Dr. Tien also works on economic development issues on a pro bono basis — including international fiscal devolution, water rights, and domestic social justice research. He regularly presents and writes about developments in international TP policy.
Dr. Tien focuses on providing practical, commercial advice to multinationals on their transfer pricing needs. This includes the design and implementation of global pricing strategies as they relate to IP or value-creating activities, risk assessment from a holistic TP and tax perspective, and audit defense and dispute resolution. He serves clients in diverse industries with a high degree of TP audit exposure, including scientific instrumentation, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, digital offerings, retail, oilfield services and natural resources, branded consumer product goods, and the entertainment sector. In addition to his consulting practice, Dr. Tien writes on tax policy changes, such as developments in new international transfer pricing regulatory regimes and trends in US transfer pricing audits.