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6th Annual IBA Tax Conference

30 Jan - 31 Jan 2017

etc.Venues Monument, London, England

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Steve Martin Edge

Biography

Steve Edge qualified with Slaughter and May in 1975 and acts for clients across the full range of the firm’s practice. Steve read law at Exeter University and then completed his legal training period at Slaughter and May. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in law by the University. At Slaughter and May, Steve advises on the tax aspects of private and public mergers, acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures and on business and transaction structuring (including transfer pricing in all its aspects) more generally. He also advises many banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and others in the financial services sector in a wide range of areas. It follows that much of Steve’s work has multinational cross-border aspects to it and that he needs to work closely with other leading international tax advisors around the world. Steve plays a trusted advisor role for many of his multinational clients. Steve has been on formal panels appointed by Government to introduce a REIT regime into the UK, to steer through the UK CFC changes consequent on the change to a territorial tax system and to formulate official Government guidance on the GAAR regime when it was introduced. Steve was also involved at the inception of the current Government’s approach to constructing a competitive tax policy in the UK. In recent years, Steve has been heavily involved in many in-depth tax investigations of specific domestic or international issues including transfer pricing in particular. He thus has considerable experience of negotiating and dealing with HMRC at all levels. Steve was called upon in 2011 to give evidence to the Ways & Means Committee of Congress in the US about the UK experience in introducing a territorial tax system. He was also called by the House of Lords in 2013 to give evidence to its Economic Affairs Committee when it looked at the business tax regime in the UK generally and by the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee in 2016 when they were looking at the same issue. Steve was heavily involved in consultations with the OECD on BEPS, particularly in relation to the anti-hybrid proposals. He retains an active interest in matters of international tax policy.

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