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Managing Global Tax Disputes Summit 2021

May 18-20, virtual event | BST (British Summer Time)

ABOUT THIS EVENT

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.
ATTENDEE PROFILE
200+ tax professionals
200+ TAX PROFESSIONALS
Tax professionals
TAX EXECUTIVE AUDIENCE
Networking
INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

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AGENDA

May 18
May 19
May 20

Tuesday, May 18

Opening comments from ITR
12.30 - 12.35 BST

Keynote address: latest developments in tax certainty

12.35 - 13.00 BST
Sandra Knaepen is directly responsible for work concerning dispute resolution at the OECD and will provide delegates with a timely update on the latest developments.
Sandra Knaepen
Sandra Knaepen
head of unit, OECD
Networking break
13.00 - 13.20 BST

Managing tax disputes in uncertain times

13.20 - 14.10 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
Samir Yahiaoui
Samir Yahiaoui
director, tax, Deloitte (moderator)
Jennifer Breeze
Jennifer Breeze
transfer pricing director, Deloitte
Mark Houtzager
Mark Houtzager
EMEA tax leader, Starbucks
Networking break
14.10 - 14.30 BST

Transfer pricing and related tax disputes activities

14.30 - 15.20 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
Jessica Eden
Jessica Eden
partner, Baker McKenzie (moderator)
Nigel Dolman
Nigel Dolman
principal, Baker McKenzie
Catherine Harlow
Catherine Harlow
head of transfer pricing, AstraZeneca
Markus Schneider
Markus Schneider
global tax manager, group TP controversy, Bayer
Don Maher
Don Maher
vice president taxes, Mohawk Industries
Close of day one
15.20 BST
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May 18
May 19
May 20

Wednesday, May 19

Opening comments from ITR
12.30 - 12.35 BST

Handling international tax disputes

12.35 - 13.25 BST
  • How has BEPS changed the TP controversy landscape?
  • Coming From Left Field – new areas of TP audit including, indirect tax and international commercial arbitration
  • Organising for future TP audits
Niraja Srinivasan
Niraja Srinivasan
director, NERA Consulting (moderator)
Emmanuel Llinares
Emmanuel Llinares
head of global transfer pricing, NERA Consulting
Erik Knijnenburg
Erik Knijnenburg
global head of tax and TP, H&M
Massimo Mojana
Massimo Mojana
head of tax, IMI Hydronic Engineering
Kamila Szydlowska
Kamila Szydlowska
senior tax director EMEA, Bausch Health Companies
Networking break
13.25 - 13.45 BST

Digitalisation, disputes and double taxation

13.45 - 14.35 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
David Forst
David Forst
partner, Fenwick & West (moderator)
Mike Knobler
Mike Knobler
associate, Fenwick & West
Donata Koren
Donata Koren
global head of tax, Zalando
Carlos Enrech
Carlos Enrech
head of tax UK&I, Ferrovial
Close of day two
14.35 BST
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May 18
May 19
May 20

Thursday, May 20

Opening comments from ITR
12.30 - 12.35 BST

Managing tax authority relationships

12.35 - 13.25 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
Josh White
Josh White
acting managing editor, ITR (moderator)
Jian-Cheng Ku
Jian-Cheng Ku
partner, DLA Piper
Nathaniel Carden
Nathaniel Carden
partner, international tax and tax controversy,  Skadden
Parmesh Rajani
Parmesh Rajani
head of transfer pricing, Kingfisher
Xavier Camps
Xavier Camps
tax senior manager, Electronic Arts (EA)
Greg Leathes
Greg Leathes
Head of Tax EMEA, LEGO Group
Networking break
13.25 - 13.45 BST

Talking to the board about the risks of disputes

13.45 - 14.35 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
Sam Dames
Sam Dames
tax partner, CMS (moderator)
Jose Olvera Salcedo
Jose Olvera Salcedo
head of tax, Hitachi Europe
Giolla Kiely
Giolla Kiely
head of tax, CDB Aviation
Gerard Franklin
Gerard Franklin
Managing Director – Tax, Accounting & Treasury, Tishman Speyer
Networking break
14.35 - 14.55 BST

Finding and implementing the shortest route to resolution

14.55 - 15.45 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
Kim Boylan
Kim Boylan
partner, White & Case (moderator)
Brian Gleicher
Brian Gleicher
partner, White & Case
Erik Knijnenburg
Erik Knijnenburg
global head of tax & TP, H&M
Close of conference
15.45 BST
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SPEAKERS

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.
Sandra Knaepen
Sandra Knaepen
OECD
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Kim Boylan
Kim Boylan
White & Case
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Jennifer Breeze
Jennifer Breeze
Deloitte
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Nathaniel Carden
Nathaniel Carden
Skadden
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Jian-Cheng Ku
Jian-Cheng Ku
DLA Piper
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Sam Dames
Sam Dames
CMS
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Nigel Dolman
Nigel Dolman
Baker McKenzie
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Jessica Eden
Jessica Eden
Baker McKenzie
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David Forst
David Forst
Fenwick & West
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Brian Gleicher
Brian Gleicher
White & Case
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Mike Knobler
Mike Knobler
Fenwick & West
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Emmanuel Llinares
Emmanuel Llinares
NERA Consulting
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Niraja Srinivasan
Niraja Srinivasan
NERA Consulting
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Samir Yahiaoui
Samir Yahiaoui
Deloitte
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Xavier Camps
Xavier Camps
Electronic Arts (EA)
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Carlos Enrech
Carlos Enrech
Ferrovial
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Gerard Franklin
Gerard Franklin
Tishman Speyer
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Catherine Harlow
Catherine Harlow
AstraZeneca
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Mark Houtzager
Mark Houtzager
Starbucks
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Giolla Kiely
Giolla Kiely
CDB Aviation
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Donata Koren
Donata Koren
Zalando
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Erik Knijnenburg
Erik Knijnenburg
H&M
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Greg Leathes
Greg Leathes
LEGO Group
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Don Maher
Don Maher
Mohawk Industries
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Massimo Mojana
Massimo Mojana
IMI Hydronic Engineering
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Parmesh Rajani
Parmesh Rajani
Kingfisher
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Jose Olvera Salcedo
Jose Olvera Salcedo
Hitachi Europe
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Markus Schneider
Markus Schneider
Bayer
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Kamila Szydlowska
Kamila Szydlowska
Bausch Health Companies
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Josh White
Josh White
ITR
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REGISTRATION TYPE

TAX EXECUTIVES

Access to all sessions is FREE
  • Tax executives
  • Tax managers
  • Heads of tax

ADVISORS

Access to all sessions is £495
  • Partners and of counsel
  • Associates
  • Tax consultants
TESTIMONIALS
"Very interactive sessions, lots of questions were addressed. Great topics were selected
"This was the first ITR conference that I have attended. I am impressed with the presentations and the interaction opportunities provided in a virtual environment
"One of the best online conferences I've experienced
"Very good sharing of practical advice and information. Far exceeded my expectation for a virtual tax event
"Very clear delivery of a timely topic from all the speakers -- pointed and focused coverage
"Very good variety of sessions. Technical, practical, soft skills all covered off

GOLD SPONSORS

Baker McKenzie
CMS
Fenwick
NERA Economic Consulting
White & Case

SILVER SPONSOR

DLAPiper
Skadden

CONTACT US

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Email Gabriela Magaldo
+44 (0)20 7779 8837

Sponsorship


Email Jamil Ahad
+44 (0)20 7779 8767
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