Christopher Newman Esq.

Managing Director
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A Managing Director with Duff & Phelps, Chris Newman has approximately 18 years of transfer pricing and supply chain advisory experience working in the US, Japan and Singapore. He has significant experience covering intangibles transactions including buy-in / buy-out payments for acquired and developed technologies, marketing intangibles and calculating cost-share payments. Chris has been engaged on projects for FIN 48 reporting, M&A due diligence, calculating and documenting complex service fee charges and controversy.
     
Chris was most recently the Japan Inbound Practice Leader at Ernst & Young. Chris was in charge of coordinating and providing transfer pricing and supply chain advisory for foreign MNCs with significant Japan transactions. He has been the lead Japan advisor for managing and negotiating unilateral and bilateral APAs for MNC’s across a range of industries including high technology, medical instruments and energy. His regional Asia Pacific supply chain experience includes advice on feasibility, design, potential exit tax costs, business purpose, entity conversions for function and risk profiles, setting profit targets, analyzing marketing intangibles and evaluating controversy strategies. Prior to his posting in Japan, Chris founded Ernst & Young’s Singapore transfer pricing practice where he advised MNCs on transfer pricing and supply chain planning across Asia Pacific.
     
Chris is an Affiliate Member of CFA Institute and the Security Analysts of San Francisco (SASF). Chris is a frequent speaker at transfer pricing symposia on Asia Pacific. Chris has authored and published transfer pricing articles in International Tax Review and IBFD as well as updates on legislative and technical developments. 

Education:
M.B.A., Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
6970 T.M., Transfer Pricing: Rules and Practice in Selected Countries (Q-S) (co-author)