Prof. Byrnes to participate in Economic Forum in Moscow

November 16, 2015

Byrnes_William1Professor William Byrnes has been invited to take part in the Second International Economic Forum “In Search of the Missing Growth” held at the Financial University in Moscow, Nov. 24 - 25. Byrnes will deliver a paper on cross-border transfer pricing and shoring up the Russian tax base.

Renowned economists, practitioners and representatives of governmental bodies will make presentations during the first day of the forum. Alvin Elliot Roth, а winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, is scheduled to deliver an open lecture.

The second day is dedicated to panel sessions where the participants will discuss the priorities in the social and economic development of Russia in the presence of political and economic instability. Russian speakers include K.V. Yudaeva, First Deputy Chairperson, Russian Federation Central Bank; G.A. Tosunyan, President, Russian Banks Association; V.V. Gerashchenko, former Chairman, Central Bank; N. B. Kozlov, Deputy Chairman, Russian Federation Pension Fund; and G. S. Nikitin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Byrnes is the author of the 3,000 page Lexis treatise, “Practical Guide to U.S. Transfer Pricing,” subscribed by hundreds of large multinational tax risk departments and governments. He completed a three-year transfer pricing fellowship with the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam. 

Byrnes, executive professor of law and associate dean of special projects at Texas A&M University School of Law, is also an author of seven other Lexis tax and financial law treatises, a nine-volume compendium on trust and company laws for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business and the popular Tax Facts series.