9th Annual Worldwide Tax Update

 
Sullivan & Worcester Conference Center, Boston, MA
May 17, 2016

Sullivan & Worcester is pleased to announce its 9th Annual Worldwide Tax Update, an annual symposium on international tax developments and tax planning in the United States and throughout the world. This year the focus will be on some of the major trading partners with the United States: China, India, United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands.

This free, one-day event in Boston will serve as a source of new tax ideas and techniques, as well as a forum to learn about rapidly developing and changing tax rules around the world. Both CPE Certificates of Attendance and CLE credits will be offered.

For more information, contact Douglas S. Stransky.

(Registration is now closed for this event.)

AGENDA:

Chairperson:
Douglas S. Stransky, Sullivan & Worcester, Boston, MA

 

8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

8:30 a.m.
(now 90 minutes)

Expanded U.S. Tax Update, including international, state and employee benefits and compensation updates
Joseph X. Donovan, Steven P. Eichel, Amy E. Sheridan and Douglas S. Stransky, Sullivan & Worcester, Boston, MA

 
  • Proposed Regulations under Code Section 385 and their broad implication for intercompany financings
  • Final and Temporary FIRPTA Regulations
  • Proposed regulations: FBAR reporting changes
  • Proposed Country-by-Country Reporting Regulations
  • Revised U.S. Model Income Tax Treaty and tax treaty update
  • Torben Dileng v. Commissioner—the IRS can collect Danish taxes
  • Implications of the BEPS initiative at the state level
  • The movement towards inclusion of "tax haven" companies in state corporate income tax combined reporting groups
  • Latest state tax developments in other areas
  • Trends and developments in the tax treatment of international executive compensation and benefits
  • Common tax issues that arise with respect to compensation and equity plans in cross-border M&A transactions
 

10:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

 

10:15 a.m.

China Tax Law Developments
 Peter Guang Chen, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Hong Kong

 
  • HNTEs (High New Technology Enterprise)—New opportunities and new challenges
  • VAT reform—the final stage
  • More transparent guidelines for tax treaty benefit claims
  • Hong Kong—new tax legislation as a corporate treasury center
 

11:15 a.m.

Netherlands Tax Law Developments
Vincent van der Lans, Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 
  • 2016 amendments to corporate tax law
  • Expected impact of the European Commission's Anti-Tax Avoidance Package
  • Developments in information disclosure (exchange of tax rulings, country-by-country reporting)
  • Trends in tax planning
 

12:15 p.m.

Luncheon

 

1:30 p.m.

India Tax Law Developments
Mansi Seth, Nishith Desai Associates, New York, NY

 
  • General update on corporate taxes (unlisted capital gains, buyback, etc.)
  • Update on indirect transfers (including the dispute resolution part)
  • Place of Effective Management ("PoEM")
  • Equalization Levy
  • Disclosures and documentation
 

2:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

 

2:45 p.m.

Ireland Tax Law Developments
Philip McQueston, A&L Goodbody, Dublin, Ireland

 
  • Exploiting intellectual property using Irish structures, including the new Irish Knowledge Development Box regime
  • Changes to the "Double Irish" arrangement
  • EU tax developments relevant to Irish structures
 

3:45 p.m.

United Kingdom Tax Law Developments
Tom Jarvis, Watson Farley & Williams LLP, London, United Kingdom

 
  • UK Budget and Finance Bill 2016
  • How attractive is the UK as a holding jurisdiction for investments in Europe?
  • BEPS—where is the UK heading?
  • Brexit—what might be the tax impact of the leaving the EU?
 

4:45 p.m.

Questions & Answers

 

5:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception