events | 01 February 2021

Transfer Pricing: Applying the Arm’s Length Principle in Theory and Practice

This session will dig into the OECD Guidelines on the application of the Arm’s Length Principle. It will delve into detail on how to conduct a Comparability Analysis from both Functional and Economic perspectives.  

Course Description:

Theory will be supplemented with real case studies to provide a better understanding of the two approaches and the steps involved.

Target Audience:

This session is relevant to CFOs, Tax Professionals, CSPs, Accountants and Lawyers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • OECD Guidelines for application of Arm’s Length Principle
  • How to conduct a Comparability Analysis:
    • Functional analysis
    • Economic analysis
  • The 9-step approach


A basic understanding of tax and accounting concepts are useful.

Reading Material:

  • OECD TP 2017 Guidelines (available for free reading online on the OECD website; against purchase if downloaded)
  • This session will be covering the below topics:
    • Functional analysis step by step (theory & documentation examples)
    • Economic analysis step by step (theory & documentation examples)
  • Prior required reading for each session: slidepack for and OECD TP Guidelines relevant to the session.
  • Additional reference material would be suggested during each session.
  • Slidepack for the given lecture will be distributed on the Wednesday prior to each lecture.


Delegates are encouraged to send their questions to the trainers before each session, via email. Questions can also be sent via the chat during the live session.

Date: 15/03/2022

Time: 15:30 – 17:15 (including 15 minutes break)

Venue:Live online session – Closer to the date, participants will be provided with an option to attend in-person, depending on the COVID-19 circumstances prevailing at the time.

Fee: €60

CPE Hours: This course qualifies for 1.5 hours of structured CPE which can be classified as Core Competency. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the session.

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Cooperation Partners
  • Malta Employers' Associations
  • Malta Association of Credit Management