Partner, Global Structuring - Transfer Pricing, PwC Singapore
Jun Igarashi is a partner with the Transfer Pricing service line and a Japan desk tax advisory leader at PwC Singapore. He has been involved in variety advisories for many multinational corporations including global transfer pricing planning and documentation, assistance in transfer price audit defense, tax appeals and Advance Pricing Agreement Procedures (“APA”).
Jun represented a Japanese corporation in a transfer pricing controversy as an economist’s role, resulting in a tax refund of US $156 million after a reversal by the National Tax Tribunal in Japan. He has also advised on the first bilateral APA regarding Cost Sharing Arrangement (“CSA”) between the U.S and Japan.
He has advised on a unilateral APA project for the U.S. subsidiary of Japanese company, achieving a full IRS concession of proposed transfer pricing adjustments of approximately US $140 million.
He has advised multinational companies with their value chain transformation in Asia Pacific region for optimizing their effective tax rate.
Jun has approximately 12 years of experience in Big 4, having worked in transfer pricing practices in Japan, the U.S. (Washington D.C. and New York) and Singapore.
He graduated from Georgetown University Tax LL.M (Masters of Law with distinction) in Washington D.C. United States. During the course, he researched the U.S. transfer pricing court cases and audit/appeal/litigation processes working together with a Big 4 firm’s Washington National Tax department. He received B.A. in Law from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan and M.S. in Business Systems from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.