Rezan Ökten

Transfer Pricing | Counsel


+31 20 605 67 67

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Rezan is counsel and Head of the Transfer Pricing practice at Houthoff. He advises his clients on business restructurings, intellectual property, headquarter cost allocation models, financial transactions, dispute management and resolution. He has significant experience in advance pricing agreements, tax audits, mutual agreement procedures and court proceedings.

He started his career at a Big 4 firm and also worked as a global in-house transfer pricing specialist at leading telecommunications and technology companies Liberty Global and VEON. Rezan has a 360-degree perspective due to having worked both as an adviser and in-house specialist. This unique combination of knowledge and experience gained on both sides of the table is at the heart of how he advises clients. With a clear vision and technically sound approach, he knows when to go the extra mile or be pragmatic to get buy-in from all the relevant stakeholders.
  • "One client commented: ‘Rezan Ökten stands out as one of the best transfer pricing professionals in the industry. He is very knowledgeable, anticipates the trends well, combines his vast knowledge with excellent business orientation and very creative. His service level is at the highest level and he genuinely cares about his clients.’"
    Legal 500, Tax (2023 Edition)
  • “Rezan Okten is an excellent transfer pricing specialist with an eye for business operations. He combines academic excellence with drive, passion and thorough understanding of enterprises.”
    Legal 500, Tax (2022 Edition)
  • “Rezan Ökten is an excellent transfer pricing professional with a great work ethic. He acts with cleverness and precision and he is capable to face difficulties with motivation and enthusiasm; I quite appreciate his global professional expertise and his warm approach to team working. He is an expert of TP interdisciplinary aspects but also a great person to work with.”
    Legal 500, Tax (2021 Edition)
  • “Rezan Ökten is an outstanding transfer pricing professional with broad industry knowledge, combining in-house and consulting experience.”
    Legal 500, Tax (2021 Edition)
  • “Rezan Ökten, counsel transfer pricing, has a very pleasant attitude and is open to cooperation.”
    Legal 500, Tax (2021 Edition)
In addition to being a fellow at the University of Amsterdam's Advanced LL.M. programme in International Tax Law, Rezan teaches Transfer Pricing Masterclasses at IBFD. He is a regular speaker at conferences and has written several articles focusing on the transfer pricing aspects of intangibles and cost contribution arrangements. He has also authored a book and co-authored various transfer pricing books.

Rezan is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Qualifications & Experience

  • BBA, Business Administration (Istanbul University and University of Cologne)
  • Adv. LL.M. International Tax Law (Leiden University)

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