17th Annual Tax Planning Strategies - U.S. and Europe
Ritz Carlton Hotel Arts Barcelona
The 17th Annual Tax Planning Strategies – U.S. and Europe will focus on practical planning strategies for multinational corporations and their international advisors, as well as provide insight into how government tax officials may view the international tax landscape in light of important international developments that impact corporate taxpayers.
As the United States introduced game changing debt-equity rules, the opening panel will examine the new U.S. regulations and how other countries are treating debt-equity issues and the resulting impact on cross-border transactions. Brexit has also raised numerous practical technical issues as to how it may impact taxation of cross-border transactions and relationships. A panel of Brexit experts will explore those technical issues in detail. State Aid proposed recoveries have continued to raise issues on both sides of the Atlantic. The U.S. Treasury issued a White Paper detailing its view of the application of State Aid to U.S. companies and also issued a notice that would impact potential claims of foreign tax credits that may result from payments made under State Aid requirements. Our State Aid panel will review the technical issues raised by the recent events. Two panels will tackle BEPS-related issues with one focusing on Action 7 that addresses permanent establishment issues and a second panel taking on the more general treaty issues, including the multilateral instrument.
Designed for international tax professionals from industry and private practice, other sessions will cover:
• Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution including APAs, tax litigation, and MAP settlements;
• Start-up companies; venture capital; and remuneration of investors;
• Structuring deals in funds and cross-border real estate investment strategies;
• Developments in transparency and exchange of information;
• M&A transactions and trends.
Panelists will include industry leaders, senior government officials, and leading tax practitioners from the United States and Europe.
As in past years, the Conference will be supplemented by half-day Private Wealth Management and Tax Executives Workshops on Wednesday, 5 April. Numerous networking opportunities will be provided and a conference reception will be held on Thursday after the last panel.