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Pacific Rim Tax Conference Agenda 2021

Pillars of International Business Taxation:
Executing and Administering

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8:00 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00

Registration, Welcome by Sponsors and Continental Breakfast

  • Dr. Stewart Karlinsky, Executive Director, Pacific Rim Tax Institute
  • Co-Chair, Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
  • Daniel Smith, President, Silicon Valley Chapter TEI
  • Sol Coffino, President Emeritus, IFA USA

9:00 – 9:20

Keynote Lead-Off Speaker

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

9:20 – 11:00

Pillar I: Will Amounts A & B Bring Stability to the International Tax Framework?

  • Gary Sprague, Tax Partner, Baker McKenzie [Moderator]
  • Stephen Bates, Principal, International Tax and Transaction Services, EY
  • Liz Chien, Vice President of Global Tax & Chief Tax Counsel, Ripple Labs
  • Rick Minor, Vice President and International Tax Counsel, USCIB
  • David Forst, Tax Partner, Fenwick & West

11:00 – 12:15

Pillar II: Minimum Tax, Global Anti-Base Erosion Proposals, Coordination, Simplification

  • Dirk Suringa, Partner, Covington & Burling [Moderator]
  • Manal Corwin, Principal-in-Charge, KPMG National Tax
  • Will Skinner, Tax Partner, Fenwick & West

12:15– 1:45

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

  • Grace Perez-Navarro, Deputy Director, OECD Center for Tax Policy and Administration

1:45 – 3:15

Government Panel #1: India, China and Singapore

Transfer Pricing; Competent Authority; MLI, Cross Border Disputes, China Belt Road Initiative

  • Mukesh Butani, Managing Partner, BMR Legal [Moderator]
  • Huey Min Chia-Tern, Deputy Commissioner International, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
  • Rashmi Ranjan Das, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of India (invited)
  • Vivien Wang, Tax Partner, Deloitte

3:15– 4:15

International Structuring and Re-Structuring

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

4:15 – 5:15

Pillars I and II: Transfer Pricing and Hard to Value Intangibles (HTVI)

  • Sean Foley, Principal, Global Transfer Pricing Services, KPMG [Moderator]
  • Clark Armitage, Tax Partner, Caplin & Drysdale
  • Robb Chase, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

5:15 – 6:45

Cocktail Party at Hotel Pullman (Hosted by Taxamo)



8:00 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:15

Government Panel #2: Australia, Canada, Korea

Transfer Pricing; Competent Authority; MLI; Cross Border Disputes

  • Ted Gallivan, Assistant Commissioner, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Anthony Maggiore, Global Head of Tax, Atlassian
  • Michael Quigley, Tax Partner, Kim & Chang
  • Jeongseok Rho, Assistant Commissioner for International Taxation, National Tax Service of Korea (invited)
  • Rebecca Saint, Deputy Commissioner International, Australia Taxation Office

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

Adapting to Pillars

Inter-Government Cooperation: MLI, Bilateral Agreements, Treaties,
Dispute Resolution, Competent Authority, MAP Peer Review. JITSIC, Forum of Tax
Administrators, ICAP 2.0

  • Jennifer Best, Director, Treaty and Transfer Pricing Operations, LB&I, IRS [Moderator]
  • Arlene Fitzpatrick, Principal, EY
  • Ted Gallivan, Assistant Commissioner, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Huey Min Chia-Tern, Deputy Commissioner International, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
  • Rebecca Saint, Acting Deputy Commissioner International, Australia Taxation Office

12:15 – 1:45

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Everything You Should Know About Cybersecurity, But Were Afraid to Ask (Hosted by Vertex)

  • Rachel Wilson, Managing Director, Technology, Morgan Stanley (Former NSA Senior Executive)

1:45 – 3:00

New World Order? UN Digital Taxation or Formulary Approach

  • Leighanne Scott, Member, Caplin & Drysdale [Moderator]
  • Michael Lennard, Chief, International Tax Cooperation Section, United Nations
  • Mike Shaikh, Partner, Baker McKenzie

3:00 – 3:30


3:30 – 5:00

EU Disclosure Documentation (DAC 6)

  • Mounia Benebdallah, Partner, Baker McKenzie [Moderator]
  • Taylor Kiessig, Tax Partner, Eversheds-Sutherland
  • Maarten Maaskant, Tax Partner, PwC