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Pacific Rim Tax Conference Agenda 2019

Post-Tax Cut, Digital and MLI World

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THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019

8:00 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00

Registration, Welcome by Supporters and Continental Breakfast

  • Dr. Stewart Karlinsky, Executive Director, Pacific Tax Policy Institute
  • Elisabeth Steinmetz, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation 
  • Sol Coffino, President, International Fiscal Association, USA
  • Tax Executives Institute, Silicon Valley Chapter

9:00 – 10:15

International Aspects of Tax Policy and Enacted Legislation: Did It Work?

  • William Skinner, Partner, Tax Group, Fenwick & West [Moderator]
  • John Ryan, Managing Director, PwC
  • Dirk Suringa, Tax Partner, Covington

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

Corporate Restructuring in Light of Enacted Tax Legislation, BEPS

  • Gary Wilcox, Tax Partner, Mayer Brown [Moderator]
  • Gabe Gartner, Tax Partner, PwC
  • Greg Hartker, Tax Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

12:00– 1:30

Lunch and Keynote Speaker (Hosted by Vertex)

  • Douglas W. O’Donnell, Commissioner, Large Business and International, Internal Revenue Service

1:30 – 2:15

Government Panel #1: India

Transfer Pricing, Competent Authority, MLI, Cross Border Disputes

  • Mukesh Butani, Partner BMR Legal [Moderator]
  • Kamlesh Varshney, Joint Secretary, Tax Planning & Legislation, Department of Revenue, India
  • E. Miller Williams, National Transfer Pricing Controversy Principal, EY

2:15– 3:00

Government Panel #2: China

Transfer Pricing, Competent Authority, MLI, Cross Border Disputes

  • Chi Cheng, Senior Tax Partner, KPMG

3:00 – 3:30

Break

3:30 – 5:00

Digital Economy Tax Issues, TFDE Study

  • Carol Doran Klein, Vice President and International Tax Counsel, USCIB [Moderator]
  • Gary Sprague, Tax Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Robert Stack, Managing Director – Washington National & International Tax, Deloitte (formerly Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs at the US Department of Treasury)

5:00 – 6:30

Cocktail Party at Hotel Pullman

   

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

8:00 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:15

Government Panel #3: Australia, Canada, Korea

Transfer Pricing, Competent Authority, MLI, Cross Border Disputes

  • Bill Maclagan, Partner, Blake Cassels & Graydon [Moderator]
  • Donna O’Connor, Director of Competent Authority Services Division, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Mark Konza, Deputy Commissioner International, Australia Taxation Office
  • Anthony Maggiore, Global Head of Tax, Atlassian
  • Pan Woo NAM, Tax Attorney, KIM & CHANG Tax Corporation (former Assistant Commissioner)

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

Inter-Government Cooperation

MLI, Bilateral Agreements, Treaties, Competent Authority, MAP Peer Review

  • Arlene Fitzpatrick, Principal, National Tax Practice, EY [Moderator]
  • Carol Dunahoo, Tax Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Donna O’Connor, Director of Competent Authority Services Division, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Mark Konza, Deputy Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office
  • Douglas W. O’Donnell, Commissioner, Large Business & International Division (LB&I), Internal Revenue Service

12:15 – 1:30

Lunch and Keynote Speaker: The Changing International Tax Landscape

  • Jefferson VanderWolk, Tax Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (formerly Head of the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division at the OECD)

1:30 – 3:00

Implementing Transparency

CBC Reporting Implementation and Government Reactions, Transfer Pricing Documentation, EU Mandatory Reporting (DAC 6)

  • Sean Foley, Principal, KPMG [Moderator]
  • Tomas Balco, Head of the Transfer Pricing Unit, OECD
  • Jennifer Best, Director Treaty and TP Operations, Internal Revenue Service
  • Carol Tello, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

3:00 – 3:30

Break

3:30 – 5:00

Transfer Pricing and International Tax: Post TCJA and BEPS

  • John Peterson, Partner, Baker & McKenzie [Moderator]
  • J. Clark Armitage, Member and President, Caplin & Drysdale
  • Tomas Balco, Head of the Transfer Pricing Unit, OECD
  • Liz Chien, Vice President of Global Tax and Chief Tax Counsel, Ripple Labs
  • Simon Webber, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps