IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.4, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Returning capital to shareholders

Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1730)

Room C4.4, Convention Centre, Level 4


Taxes Committee (Lead)


Many tax regimes apply markedly different rates of tax to dividend income and capital gains. Also, many regimes apply withholding taxes to dividend payments and the like. Finally, the repatriation of funds to a top holding company from its overseas subsidiaries may be difficult without material tax costs. These tax factors play a material part in the structuring of returns of funds to shareholders. The panel will examine structuring options for returns of funds from and to a variety of jurisdictions.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Sandy Bhogal Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, London, England
Ron Choudhury Miller Thomson, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Julie Hong Cheng JunHe LLP, Shanghai, China
Fintan Clancy Arthur Cox , Dublin, Ireland
Betsy-Ann Howe K&L Gates, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Hope Paula Krebs Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Clemens Schindler Schindler Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Fernando Tonanni Machado Meyer Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil