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INTERNATIONAL TAXATION CONFERENCE
ANNUAL CONFERENCE – PROGRAMME AND PRESENTATIONS

This page contains copies of the slide presentations of conference speakers and handout materials provided by them. An audio/video CD recording of the entire conference is sent to each delegate after the conference.

2007 CONFERENCE – NOVEMBER 29-30 & DECEMBER 1, 2007, MUMBAI, INDIA

Day 1
09.00 – 10.00 Registration & Coffee
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome to the Conference
Roy Rohatgi (Conference Director)
Session One
Recent Developments
Chairman Sohrab Dastur, Senior Advocate, India
10.15 – 11.00 Special Speaker: Maisto Guglielmo, Founding Partner, Maisto e Associati, Italy
Investing in the European Union - Some Current International Tax Issues
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11.00– 11.35 Jim Tobin, Global Director, International Tax Services, Ernst & Young, United States
International Tax Issues involving Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions
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11.35 – 12.10 Loughlin Hickey, Global Head of Tax, KPMG, United Kingdom
International Tax Challenges of Globalisation
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12.10– 12.45 Discussion & Questions
12.45 – 13.00 Session Chairman’s Remarks
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
Session Two
CURRENT TAX DEVELOPMENTS IN INDIA
Chairman Jairaj Purandare, PricewaterhouseCoopers (P) Ltd., India
14.00 – 14.30 Michael Lennard, Chief, International Tax Cooperation and Trade Section Financing for Development Office U.N. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, New York
Current Developments relating to the UN Model Treaty and their Impact on Developing Countries
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14.30 – 15.00 Pramod Kumar, Member, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, India
Treaty Interpretation and Dispute Resolution - Current Indian Perspective
15.00 – 15.30 Richard Hay, International Tax Partner, Stikeman Elliott, United Kingdom
Current Role of Investment Protection Agreements in Cross-border Investments
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15.30 – 16.00 Duncan Bentley, Professor of International Taxation and pro Vice-Chancellor, Bond University, Australia
Issues involving Taxpayers' Rights - Current International Scene
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16.00 – 16.30 Tea
16.30 – 17.00 Discussion & Questions
17.00– 18.00 Discussion Session
Chairman - Rashmin Sanghvi
, Partner, Rashmin Sanghvi Associates, India
Topic - Do Taxpayers have any Rights under International Taxation?
A panel discussion led by Rashmin Sanghvi with selected conference speakers and delegates
19.00 – 22.30 Cocktails and Dinner

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME - 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007

09.00 – 10.30 Some Recent Decisions on International Taxation in India
A panel discussion led by Nishith Desai, Founder - Nishith Desai Associates, with selected conference speakers and delegates in the presence of Mr Vimal Gandhi, President, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, India..
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee
Session Three
SOME INTERNATIONAL TAX ISSUES
Chairman Mukesh Butani, Partner, BMR & Associates, India
11.00 – 11.30 Ashok Wadhwa, Chief Executive, Ambit Corporate Finance Private Ltd., India
International Tax Issues affecting Recent Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions in India
11.30 – 12.00 Bobby Parikh, Managing Partner, BMR & Associates, India
International Tax issues involving Global Trading
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12.00 – 12.30 Shefali Goradia, Head - International Tax Practice, Nishith Desai Associates, India
International Tax Issues in Structured Finance Transactions
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12.30 – 13.00 Discussion & Questions
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
Session Four
TREATY INTERPRETATION ISSUES
Chairman Dinesh Kanabar, Partner, RSM & Co., India
14.00 – 14.30 Hans Pijl, Tax Partner, Deloitte, The Netherlands
Role of OECD Commentaries on Tax Treaty Interpretations
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14.30 – 15.00 Brian Arnold, Taxation Consultant, Goodmans LLP, Canada
Tax Issues relating to various Time Thresholds under Model Treaties
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15.00 – 15.30 Adolfo Martin Jimenez, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Cadiz, Spain
International Taxation of Income from Technical Services under different Tax Treaties and Domestic Laws
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15.30 – 16.00 Philip Postlewaite, Professor of Law and Director of the Tax Program, Northwestern University School of Law, United States
Current Use of Hybrid Entities under the "Check the Box" Rules in the United States
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16.00 – 16.30 Tea
16.30 – 17.00 Discussions & Questions
17.00 – 17.45 Discussion Session

Chairman - T P Ostwal, Partner, T.P. Ostwal & Associates, India
Topic - Are Tax Treaties an Instrument for Economic Growth and Allocation of Taxing Rights or just for Avoidance of Double Taxation?
A panel discussion led by T.P. Ostwal with selected conference speakers and delegates


17.45 - 18.00 Concluding Remarks – Roy Rohatgi
18.00 End of Conference
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