5th Annual IBA Tax Conference - Best practices on anticipating or avoiding tax adjustments

Best practices on anticipating or avoiding tax adjustments and current issues for cross border corporate finance and capital markets

• Retroactivity of legislation
• Application of old treaties in light of BEPS, EU directives and changing domestic legislation
• Automatic and group requests exchange of information
• Non-binding guidance by tax authorities
• Future of tax rulings – transparency
• Reporting of tax savings schemes
• Communicating a company’s tax position to the public (eg, HSBC or Aldi in Australia)
• Legal privilege and confidentiality
• Allocation of penalties and fines to permanent establishments
• Tax secrecy: what does it mean in different countries?
• State aid consequences – are European incentives state aid?
• Recent finance tax avoidance cases

Session Chair
Wilhelm Haarmann Linklaters, Frankfurt am Main

Francesco Capitta Macchi di Cellere Gangemi, Rome; Treasurer, IBA Taxes Committee
Carlos Ferrer Cuatrecasas Goncalves Pereira, Madrid
Alain Ranger Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, Montreal; Senior Vice-Chair, IBA Taxes Committee
Clemens Philipp Schindler Schindler Rechtsanwälte, Vienna
Jonathan Schwarz Temple Tax Chambers, London