Wendy Nicholls is an experienced partner and leads Grant Thornton's transfer pricing practice and is based in the London office. Wendy has over 25 years' international tax experience advising clients in the UK and overseas, and leads our transfer pricing practice, who were named 2012, 2013 and 2014 UK Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year at the International Tax Review European Tax Awards. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in October 2009, she worked for a 'big 4' firm, responsible for transfer pricing for the South of England.
She is a member of the Grant Thornton International Global Transfer Pricing Leadership team and is acknowledged in the Legal Media Guide as one of the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers and the World's Leading Women in Business Law. She is on the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, and presented at the recent OECD meetings on Intangibles.
Wendy advises clients in a wide range of industries on transfer pricing planning, dispute resolution, Advance Pricing Agreements, compliance and documentation. She is a regular speaker and author and has acted as an expert witness in relation to transfer pricing for a large Pension Fund. Wendy Nicholls has a particular expertise in sectors where intellectual property is important, including technology and brands.
Her recent projects have included transfer pricing advice to a major international retailer, royalty planning for a technology group, co-ordinating benchmarking studies across several countries for a FTSE100 industrial products group, and managing an enquiry into attribution of profits to permanent establishments. Wendy Nicholls plays a leading role in Grant Thornton's patent box specialism and was involved in the consultation process with HM Treasury and HMRC.