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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
DECEMBER 2-4, 2010
ITC MARATHA HOTEL, MUMBAI / HYATT REGENCY HOTEL, MUMBAI
THEME: TRANSFER PRICING ISSUES
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME – 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010 - ITC MARATHA
Day 1
08.00 – 20.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome to the Conference (Conference Chairman)
Morning
PROPOSED DIRECT TAX CODE (DTC) IN INDIA - AN UPDATE (ITC MARATHA)
Chairman Dinesh Kanabar, Deputy CEO and Chairman, Tax, KPMG, India
10.15 – 10.30 Session Chairman's Remarks
10.30 – 10.50 K. R. Sekar, Partner, Deloitte, India
Direct Tax Code and Double Tax Avoidance Agreement
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10.50 – 11.10 Rahul Garg, Partner, PwC, India
Taxation of Foreign Companies
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11.10 – 11.30 Gautam Doshi, Group Managing Director, Reliance ADAG, India
Anti-avoidance Rules
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11.30 – 11.50 Mukesh Butani, Managing Partner and Tax Practice Leader, BMR Legal, India
Transfer Pricing Issues and their Resolution
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11.50 – 12.10 S. Mahalingam, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Indian MNC Perspective
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12.10 – 12.40 Sunil Gupta, Pragya Saksena & Ashutosh Dikshit, Direct Tax Code Task Force, Government of India
Indian Revenue Perspective
12.40 – 13.00 Discussion and Questions
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
Afternoon
INTERNATIONAL TAX STRUCTRING FOR INVESTING ABROAD (ITC MARATHA)
Chairman Nishith Desai, Founder, Nishith Desai Associates, India
14.00 – 15.00 Luiz Frederico Battendieri, Partner, Neves, Soares & Battendieri Advogados, Brazil; Jorge Espinosa, Managing Partner, Espinosa & Asociados, Chile; Benjamin Cubides, Partner, Rodriguez - Azuero, Colombia(Co-ordinator: Juan Manuel Idrovo, Colombia)
Investingin LatinAmerica - Brazil, Chile and Colombia
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    1. Luiz Frederico Battendieri, Partner, Neves, Soares & Battendieri         Advogados, Brazil
    2. Jorge Espinosa, Managing Partner, Espinosa & Asociados, Chile
     3. Benjamin Cubides, Partner, Rodriguez - Azuero
15.00 – 15.30 Vladimir Gidirim, Executive Director, Ernst & Young, Russia
Investing in CIS Countries
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15.30 – 16.00 Sudhir Kapadia, Partner, Ernst & Young, India
Investing in and out of India - An Update
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16.00 – 16.30 Discussion & Questions
16.30 – 17.00 Tea Break
Sponsored Session
17.00 – 17.30 Jersey - Jersey Finance - Speakers: Neel Sahai/Gavin Wilkins
Funds and Listing Vehicles - Why Jersey
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17.30 – 18.00 Madeira - Dixcart Management - Speakers: Nuno Teixeira/Joao Almeida
Use of Madeira Companies for Investing in the European Union
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18.00 – 18.30 Isle of Man Dept. of Eco. Devmt. - Speakers: Gregory Jones, Nick Boon, Mike Edwards & Steven Beevers
The Isle of Man - A Low Tax European Jurisdiction
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18.30 – 19.00 IBFD Tax Academy, Amsterdam - Speaker: Arcotia Hatsidimitris
IBFD - ITA Global Tax Training Solutions
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19.00 – 22.00 Cocktails (Sponsor: Longtail International) and Dinner (Sponsor: Jersey Finance)

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME – 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010 - ITC MARATHA

Day 2
Morning
RESOLUTION OF INTERNATIONAL TAX DISPUTES - (ITC MARATHA)
Chairman Sohrab Dastur, Senior Advocate, India
10.00 – 10.15 Session Chairman's Remarks
10.15 – 11.00 "Klaus Vogel" Speaker: Jerome Libin, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, United States
Current Global Scenario in Tax Dispute Resolution
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11.00 – 11.40 Professor Kees van Raad
Tax Dispute Resolution under Model Tax Treaties>
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11.40 – 12.20 Dave Hartnett, Head of Tax, H. M. Revenue & Customs, United Kingdom
Tax Dispute Resolution -A Global View
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12.20 – 12.50 Discussion and Questions
12.50 – 13.00 Session Chairman's Remarks
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
Afternoon
RESOLUTION OF INTERNATIONAL TAX DISPUTES COUNTRY EXPERIENCES (ITC MARATHA)
Chairman Jairaj Purandare, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, India
14.00 – 14.30 R. A. Easwar, President, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, India
Tax Dispute Resolution - An Indian Judiciary View (pre-recorded)
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14.30 – 15.00 Carmel Peters, Advice Division, Inland Revenue, New Zealand
New Zealand Experience
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15.00 – 15.30 Marc Levey, Partner, Baker & MacKenzie, United States
United States Experience
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15.30 – 16.00 Porus Kaka, Senior Advocate, India
Indian Experience
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16.00 – 16.30 Discussion and Questions
16.30 – 17.00 Tea Break
17.00 – 18.00 Panel Session I : Some New Approaches towards Treaty Discussion session led by Marc Levey. Other panelists: Dave Harnett, Mery Bennett and Anita Kapur
Sponsored Session
18.00 – 18.30 Mauritius - Cim Tax Services - Speakers: Gary Gowrea, Renu Audit & Shefali Goradia
Mauritius - Gateway for Indian Inbound & Outbound Investments
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18.30 – 19.00 Equity Trust Group - Speaker: Natascha Scholten
Meeting the tightening Demands on International Structures
19.00 – 22.30 Cocktails (Sponsor: Equity Trust Group) and Dinner

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME – 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010 - ITC Maratha / Hyatt Regency

Day 3
09.00 – 10.30 Panel Session II : International Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution Mechanisms - A panel discussion led by Mukesh Butani. Other panelists: Jerome Libin, Vijay Mathur & R. N. Dash (ITC Maratha)
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
Option One
INTERNATIONAL TAX DEVELOPMENTS (HYATT REGENCY)
Morning
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN MODEL TREATIES
Chairman Pranav Sayta, Partner, Ernst & Young, India
11.00 – 12.00 Mary Bennett, Head of Division, Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing & Financial Transactions Division, OECD, Paris
Article 7 - New OECD Rules for Profit Attribution of Permanent Establishments
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12.00 – 12.30 Dick Molenaar, Partner, All Arts Tax Advisors, The Netherlands
Article 17- Taxation of Artistes and Sportsmen
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12.30 – 13.00 Discussion and Questions
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
Afternoon
SOME RECENT INTERNATIONAL TAX DEVELOPMENTS
Chariman T. P. Ostwal, Senior Partner, T. P. Ostwal & Associates, India
14.00 – 14.30 Alan Granwell, Partner, DLA Piper LLP, United States
Developments in the United States
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14.30 – 15.00 Frans Vanistendael, Academic Director, IBFD, The Netherlands
Developments in the European Union
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15.00 – 15.30 Pieter de Ridder, Partner, Loyens & Loeff, Singapore
Developments in Asia (excl. India)
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15.30 – 16.00 Hitesh Gajaria, Partner, KPMG, India
Developments in India
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16.00 – 16.30 Discussion and Questions
16.30 – 17.00 Tea Break
Option Two
TRANSFER PRICING DISPUTES AND THEIR PREVENTIONS (ITC MARATHA) COORDINATED BY CAROLINE SILBERZTEIN, OECD, PARIS
Morning
TRANSFER PRICING DISPUTES
Chairman Samir Gandhi, Partner, Deloitte, India
11.00 – 11.30 Caroline Silberztein, Head of Transfer Pricing Unit, OECD, Paris
Transfer Pricing Disputes and their Causes - An Overview
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Caroline Silberztein, Head of Transfer Pricing Unit, OECD, Paris
    1. Prevention of Transfer Pricing disputes: An OECD view
    2. Prevention of transfer pricing disputes: Panel discussion
11.30 – 12.00 Al Meghji, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Canada
Some Leading Judicial Disputes in Transfer Pricing (International)
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12.00 – 12.30 Vispi T. Patel, Partner, Vispi T. Patel & Associates, India
Some Leading Judicial Disputes in Transfer Pricing (India)
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12.30 – 13.00 Discussion and Questions
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
Afternoon
ADVANCE PRICING ARRANGEMENTS AND SAFE HARBOUR RULES
Chairman Shyamal Mukherjee, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, India
14.00 – 14.30 An introduction by Caroline Silberztein, OECD, Paris
14.30 – 16.30 Country experiences in -
Europe : Heinz-Klaus Kroppen, Partner, Deloitte, Germany
India : Anuradha Bhatia, Director of Income Tax (Transfer Pricing)
U.K. : Melissa Tatton, Deputy Director, HMRC, United Kingdom
U.S. : Sean Foley, Principal, KPMG, United States
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    1. Heinz-Klaus Kroppen, Partner, Deloitte, Germany
    2. Melissa Tatton, Deputy Director, HMRC, United Kingdom
    3. Sean Foley, Principal, KPMG, United States
16.30 – 17.00 Tea Break
Joint Final Session (ITC MARATHA)
17.00 – 18.00 Question and Answer session with the Transfer Pricing Directorate, Government of India, coordinated by Anuradha Bhatia, Director of Income Tax (Transfer Pricing), India and chaired by R. N. Dash, Director General of Income Tax (International), India.
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18.00 – 18.55 Panel Session III - Recent International Tax Developments in India

A panel discussion with selected conference speakers and delegates chaired by T. P. Ostwal, India in the presence of S. S. N. Moorthy, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes, India. Other panelists: Ketan Dalal, Arvind Datar, Nihar Jambusaria & Girish Dave. The session will be moderated by Bloomberg UTV, India for broadcast on their channel.
18.55 – 19.00 Concluding Remarks
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