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CASE STUDY: TP-Link Enterprises Netherlands B.V.

May 18, 2021

Sector: Technology, Media & Telecoms

TP-Link is a global provider of reliable networking and wi-fi devices and accessories, distributing to more than 170 countries and serving billions of people worldwide. Its products include ‘smart’ bulbs, plugs and cameras for people’s homes and cloud solutions, routers and high-speed wired and wireless networking for businesses.

TP-Link UK’s group auditor is Kreston Reeves, led by Peter Manser. During 2020, the company carried out a restructure. This meant that TP-Link NL needed a group audit to reflect the new corporate structure and Kreston Reeves referred the company to Van Herwijnen Kreston (VHK). After a short proposal process, TP-Link NL appointed VHK as its group auditor. They are also advising on income tax assessment, general tax matters and our Dutch firm Bentacera is assisting in transfer pricing support and documentation.

This successful outcome demonstrates the strength and reach of the Kreston International network. It also shows how the network can help smooth the changes many companies have to make following the UK’s departure from the EU.

Olivier Walravens, from Van Herwijnen Kreston, said “We were pleased to be able to help TP-Link change its group audit process so effectively and efficiently. Sharing and transferring the necessary data and documents was straightforward as Kreston firms are part of the same, secure system.”

Chris Sun, International Accountant at TP-Link NL, said: “We’re very grateful to Kreston for making this major change so ‘smart’. It was achieved in good time and they took care of everything for us. Using firms within the Kreston network has undoubtedly saved the company time and money.”