Managing Global Tax Disputes Summit 2021

May 18-20, virtual event | BST (British standard time)


The ITR Managing Global Tax Disputes Summit 2021 will take place virtually over three days on May 18-20, providing insight into the key issues and developments on tax dispute trends.

Driven largely by the OECD’s BEPS Action Plan, the last decade has seen a huge increase in the number of tax disputes and audits. Although the past year has seen some slowdown due to the impact of COVID-19, activity is expected to rise sharply as both tax authorities and taxpayers act under pressure to raise cash, escalating potential for disputes.

As the landscape develops post-COVID, it will be more important than ever for tax practitioners to effectively manage the prevention, negotiation and resolution of disputes. This event will provide the opportunity to discuss practical and strategic steps for taxpayers facing an increasingly complex controversy environment in Europe and beyond.
200+ tax professionals
Tax professionals


Much like an in-person conference, a virtual event brings together top experts and industry peers for dynamic discussions and networking. Through the use of a specially designed events platform, you can access all content and participate in Q&A’s, live polling, breakout sessions and networking groups from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.
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May 18
May 19
May 20

Tuesday, May 18

Opening comments from ITR
09.15 - 09.20 BST

Keynote address: latest developments in tax certainty

09.20 - 09.50 BST
Networking break
09.50 - 10.10 BST

Managing tax disputes in uncertain times

10.10 - 11.00 BST
  • Assessing the tax dispute landscape post-pandemic
  • Post-COVID audit management
  • Brexit: what will the relationship between the UK and the EU look like moving forward? How will this impact dispute prevention and resolution?
  • Other key geopolitical developments
Renae Cubbin
Renae Cubbin
VP – Tax, CNH Industrial
Networking break
11.00 - 11.20 BST

Transfer pricing and related tax disputes activities

11.20 - 12.10 BST
  • Long-term transfer pricing implications of COVID-19: dealing with aggressive TP audits and extensive requests for information
  • Litigation: how will tax authorities and taxpayers manage the knock-on effect of delayed cases?
  • Dispute prevention: negotiating APAs
Close of day one
12.10 BST
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May 18
May 19
May 20

Wednesday, May 19

Opening comments from ITR
09.15 - 09.20 BST

Handling international tax disputes

09.20 - 10.10 BST
  • How to prepare for OECD changes under BEPS Action 14
  • How to make the most effective use of a MAP
  • Managing documentation for a MAP
  • How to deal with competent authorities during a MAP
  • Impact of increased focus on APAs and ICAP to improve tax certainty
Networking break
10.10 - 10.30 BST

Digitalisation, disputes and double taxation

10.30 - 11.20 BST
  • How can taxpayers prepare for the increased risk of double taxation presented by DSTs and the OECD’s Pillar 1 and 2?
  • Tips for approaching disputes on double taxation
  • Using MAP to resolve disputes arising from Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 proposals
Networking break
11.20 - 11.50 BST

Jurisdiction focus: navigating tax litigation in Canada

11.50 - 12.40 BST
  • Common routes to resolution
  • Tax authority perspectives on cross-border arrangements
  • MAPs and APAs
Close of day two
12.40 BST
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May 18
May 19
May 20

Thursday, May 20

Opening comments from ITR
09.15 - 09.20 BST

Managing tax authority relationships

09.20 - 10.10 BST
  • Advice for maintaining positive relationships with tax authorities
  • Working with local advisers
  • How do you find the right balance of information sharing?
  • Tips for negotiating settlements
Greg Leathes
Greg Leathes
Head of Tax EMEA, LEGO Group
Parmesh Rajani
Parmesh Rajani
head of transfer pricing, Kingfisher
Networking break
10.00 - 10.20 BST

Talking to the board about the risks of disputes

10.20 - 11.00 BST
  • Explaining disputes and controversy risks to the wider organisation and business partners
  • Creating constructive conversation with the Board around ways to mitigate risk
  • Importance of clearly stating expectations on dispute management with service providers
Renae Cubbin
Gerard Franklin
Managing Director – Tax, Accounting & Treasury, Tishman Speyer
Networking break
11.00 - 11.20 BST

Finding and implementing the shortest route to resolution

11.20 - 12.00 BST
  • Mutual agreement procedures (MAP): is this the most productive route for taxpayers?
  • Assessing local in-country resolution options
  • Alternative methods: safe harbour options, treaty provisions
Close of conference
12.00 BST
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If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Lucy Huckle for in-house speaking enquiries or Jamil Ahad for law firm or service provider opportunities.
Paola Taddeo
Paola Taddeo
Covanta Energy
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Julia Owen
Julia Owen
C&S Wholesale Grocers
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White & Case



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