Session details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.4, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Impact of increased transparency requirements on holding structures
Room C4.4, Convention Centre, Level 4


Taxation Section (Lead)
Anti-Corruption Committee
Private Client Tax Committee
Taxes Committee


Many holding structures for both individuals and corporates have historically been driven by a desire to maintain the privacy of the ultimate owners. Increased transparency requirements will render this objective much harder to achieve. How will holding structures change as a result? Paradoxically, could the transparency changes lead to a greater focus on tax optimisation if they prevent privacy being maintained, so eliminating any need for compromise between the two objectives?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Niklas Schmidt WOLF THEISS Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG, Vienna, Austria; Co-ChairPrivate Client Tax Committee
Ewout van Asbeck Van Doorne NV, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Eric Fort Arendt & Medernach S.A, New York, New York, USA
Matias Milet Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Edouard Milhac CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Nicola Saccardo Maisto e Associati, London, England
Claudia Shan Cone Marshall, Auckland, New Zealand
Professor Miranda Stewart Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia