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September 27, 2021

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 | BorderCrossings . . .With EY transfer pricing and tax professionals (1 pm ET)

Trends driving new supply chain structures and multi-hub operating models

Companies have recently been pivoting from centralized operating models to multi-hub operating models with high-value, entrepreneurial business functions located in multiple countries. Factors prompting this move include the “war for talent,” the work-from-anywhere model and difficulty securing visa permits due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Narrowing global tax rates and global minimum tax proposals have also reduced some of the tax benefits of centralized structures.

This session will consider the non-tax and tax considerations of this trend towards more flexible, distributed hubs.

We hope you will be able to join us.

Date: Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Time: 1:00–2:15 p.m. EDT New York/Toronto; 10:00–11:15 a.m. PDT Los Angeles/Vancouver

Registration: Register for this event.


  • Kelly Stals, Principal, Operating Model Effectiveness, International Tax and Transaction Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Hien Nguyen, Principal, Transfer Pricing, International Tax and Transaction Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Hesham Al Khamis, Senior Manager, Transfer Pricing, International Tax and Transaction Services, Ernst & Young LLP


  • Mike McDonald, Managing Director, Transfer Pricing, International Tax and Transaction Services, Ernst & Young LLP

CPE credit offered: 1.4. Recommended field of study: Taxes. Learning objective: Describe the history of the realistic alternatives principle as it evolved from regulations, OECD guidance and US case law into statutory law and US tax treaties. This intermediate-level, internet-based group course has no prerequisites or advanced preparation. Final CPE award to be based on content, polling and length of participation. See CPE FAQ for more information.

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