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Pacific Rim Tax Conference Agenda 2019

Post-BEPS & MLI Tax World

Preliminary Agenda (subject to change)
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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 Rim Tax Institute
  • Chris Therrien, President, Silicon Valley Chapter TEI
  • Co-Chair, Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
  • Sol Coffino, President, IFA USA
  • Christopher Kotarba, President, SF Foreign Tax Club

9:00 – 10:15

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

  • David Forst, Tax Partner, Fenwick & West
  • Jonathan Lieber, Principal in the National Economics and Statistics Group, 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
  • Barton Bassett, 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
  • Anuj Khorana, Tax and Transfer Pricing Partner, EY India
  • Pragya Saxena, Joint Secretary, FTD or Rajat Bansal, Joint Secretary, FTTR [invited]

2:15– 3:00

Government Panel #2: China

Transfer Pricing; Competent Authority, MLI, Cross Border Disputes

  • David Ling, 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
  • 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 – 7:00

Reception and Cocktail Party at Hotel Pullman

   

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

8:00 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast — Bordeaux Room

8:30 – 10:15

Government Panel #3: Australia, Canada, Vietnam

Transfer Pricing; Competent Authority; MLI; Cross Border Disputes

  • Soraya Jamal, Partner, Blakes, Cassels & Graydon [Moderator]
  • Ted Gallivan and Alexandra MacLean, Canada CRA
  • Mark Konza. Deputy Commissioner International, Australia Taxation Office
  • Bill S. Maclagan, Q.C., Office managing Partner, Blakes, Cassels & Graydon
  • Dang Ngoc Minh, Deputy Director General, General Department of Taxation, Ministry of Finance, Vietnam

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

Inter-Government Cooperation: MLI, Bilateral Agreements, Treaties, Competent Authority, MAP Peer Review

  • Carol Dunahoo, Tax Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Douglas W. O’Donnell, Commissioner, Large Business & International Division (LB&I), Internal Revenue Service
  • Mark Konza, Deputy Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office
  • Arlene Fitzpatrick, Principal, National Tax Practice, EY

12:15 – 1:30

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

  • Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, OECD, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (invited)]

1:30 – 3:00

Implementing Transparency: CBC Reporting Implementation and Government Reactions, Transfer Pricing Documentation, EU Mandatory Reporting

  • Arlene Fitzpatrick, Principal, National Tax Practice, EY
  • Tomas Balco, Head of the Transfer Pricing Unit, OECD
  • Sean Foley, Principal, KPMG

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, Senior Member, Caplin & Drysdale
  • Tomas Balco, Head of the Transfer Pricing Unit, OECD
  • Larissa Neumann, Tax Partner, Fenwick & West
  • Simon Webber, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps