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24th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TAXATION CONFERENCE - 2019
5 - 7 DECEMBER 2019, ITC MARATHA HOTEL, MUMBAI, INDIA

JOINT CONFERENCE OF
THE FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TAXATION
THE INTERNATIONAL BUREAU OF FISCAL DOCUMENTATION (IBFD)

IN COOPERATION WITH THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION & DEVELOPMENT, PARIS
THEME: GLOBAL TAX REFORM: AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM?

(Provisional programme: 12 August 2019)

DAY ONE: 5 DECEMBER 2019 (THURSDAY)

OFFICIAL OPENING
08.00 – 20.00 Registration
08.45 – 09.15 Welcome by Joint Conference Directors:
-Roy Rohatgi, Managing Trustee, Foundation for International Taxation, India
-Belema Obuoforibo, Director, IBFD Knowledge Centre, The Netherlands
09.15 – 09.30 Special Address: Murray Clayson, President, International Fiscal Association
09.30 – 10.00 TEA BREAK
Plenary Session: Political Economy: Context & New Approach
Chairman Porus Kaka, former President, International Fiscal Association-Worldwide: 2012-17
10.00 – 11.30 "Klaus Vogel" Speaker: Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD, Paris:
Political Economy Context: An Overview of the New Approach
11.30 – 13.00 New Taxing Rights: Pillar I - New Nexus and New Allocation of Taxing Rights
Panel Discussion led by Pascal Saint-Amans, OECD: Panelists: Sophie Chatel, OECD - Richard Collier, OECD - Hitesh D. Gajaria, India - Guglielmo Maisto, Italy - Akhilesh Ranjan, India - Mike Williams, UK with concluding remarks from the Session Chairman.
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH BREAK
Session:
Political Economy Context & New Approach
Chairman Belema Obuoforibo, Director of Knowledge Centre, IBFD, The Netherlands
14.00 – 15.30 The New Taxing Rights - Pillar II - Minimum Tax based on Proposed Global Anti-Base Erosion Tax: Implementation including use of withholding taxes -thresholds/carve-outs - compatibility with treaties and other obligations
Panel Discussion led by Gael Perraud/Achim Pross, OECD. Panelists: Emma Barrogard, IBFD - Rasmi Ranjan Das, India - Robert Goulder, USA - Annet Wanyana Oguttu, South Africa.
Chairman Sol Picciotto, Professor, International Centre for Tax and Development, UK
15.30 – 17.00 The New Taxing Rights - Nexus and Tax Treaty Implications: Operational Issues Panel Discussion led by Robert Danon, Switzerland. Panelists: - Ridha Hamzaoui, IBFD - Michael Kobetsky, Australia - Michael Lennard, UN - Jeffrey Owens, UK UN - Grace Perez-Navarro, OECD.
17.00 – 17.30 TEA BREAK
Session:
New Taxing Rights - Next Steps
Chairman Sol Picciotto, Professor, ICTD, UK
17.30 – 19.30 Concluding Discussion in the presence of Pascal Saint-Amans, OECD led by Marc Levey, USA. Panelists: Natalia Quinones Cruz, Colombia - Vipul Jhaveri, India with questions and comments from the speakers and floor.
19.30 END OF DAY'S SESSION

DAY TWO: 6 DECEMBER 2019 (FRIDAY)

Plenary Session: Impact of Recent Developments on Indian Tax Policy and Objectives
Chairman Dinesh Kanabar, Founding Partner, Dhruva Advisors LLP, India
09.00 – 09.15 Session Chairman's Introductory Remarks
09.15 – 09.45 Akhilesh Ranjan, Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes and Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (International), India Recent Developments in International and Domestic Taxation in India
09.45 – 11.00 Direct Tax Code Update: Recent Developments in International Tax Law and Practice in India
Panel Discussion led by Dinesh Kanabar. Panelists: Rajat Bansal - Daksha Baxi - Ketan Dalal - Gautam Doshi - Hitesh D.Gajaria - Sunil Gupta - Vipul Jhaveri - Milind Kothari - Pranav Sayta - Pragya Saksena - Girish Vanvari (all from India).
11.00 – 11.30 TEA BREAK
Chairman Jeffrey Owens, Director of the Global Tax Policy Centre, WU
11.30 – 13.00 Tax Reforms in Asia Presentation by Huey Min, Singapore followed by Panel Discussion led by Jeffrey Owens, UK. Panelists: Rajat Bansal, India - Robert Goulder, USA - Sunil Moti Lala, India - Grace Perez-Navarro, OECD.
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH BREAK
Plenary Session: (Afternoon)
Chairman Nishith Desai, Founder and Managing Partner, Nishith Desai Associates, India
14.00 – 14.30 Monica Bhatia, Indian Revenue Service (previously Head of Global Forum Secretariat, Paris) Exchange of Information (including on Beneficial Ownership) under Action Thirteen: Some Issues and Comments
14.30 – 15.00 Robert Danon, Professor at University of Lausanne, Switzerland Relevance of Substance in Cross-border Tax Planning
15.00 – 15.30 Sam Sim, Singapore Going the Way of the Polaroid: Death of the OECD MC Article 9(1) Arm's Length Principle
15.30 – 16.00 Shikha Mehra, Professor & Consultant, India Crypto currencies: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities
16.00 – 16.30 Rick McDonnell, Ex Head of the FATF, Paris Accessing information to Counter Money Laundering & Blackmoney: Getting behind the Corporate Veil and Client/Attorney Privilege
16.30 – 17.00 Session Chairman - Concluding Remarks.
17.00 – 17.30 TEA BREAK
Session:
Treaties and Tax Certainty under MLI (Option A)
Chairman Mukesh Butani, Trustee, Foundation for International Taxation, India
17.30 – 19.30 Post BEPS Treaties and Tax Certainty under Multilateral Instrument: Can Tax Certainty be achieved with a Policy of Tax Abuse Prevention in post BEPS World? Presentation by Robert Danon, Professor, Lausanne University, Switzerland & Chair, Permanent Scientific Committee, International Fiscal Association followed by Panel Discussion, led by Rajesh Ramloll, Mauritius. Panelists: Emma Barrogard, IBFD - Daniel Erasmus, USA & South Africa - Ridha Hamzaoui, IBFD - Rajesh Simhan, India - Uday Ved, India.
Session:
Attribution of Profits in India and Abroad - Recent Developments under Tax Treaties (Option B)
Chairman Vijay Mathur , Senior Tax Advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, India
17.30 – 19.30 Presentation by Radhakishan Rawal, Partner, Deloitte, Haskins and Sells LLP on Attribution of Profits under UN Model followed by Panel Discussion led by Jairaj Purandare, India. Panelists: Kuntal Dave, India - Akshay Kenkre, India -Amar Mehta, Canada - Rahul Navin, India - PVSS Prasad, India - Kamlesh Varshney, India - Monique van Herksen, The Netherlands.
19.30 END OF DAY'S SESSION

DAY THREE: DECEMBER 7, 2019 (SATURDAY)

Session:
Tax Dispute Resolution (Morning)
Chairman Professor Victor van Kommer, Director, Tax Services, IBFD, The Netherlands
09.00 – 10.30 Resolution of Tax Disputes in the new International Tax Order
Panel Discussion led by Rajesh Ramloll, Mauritius. Panelists: Rajat Bansal, India - Na Li, China - Ioanna Mitroyanni, Europe Commission - Asa Mugenyi, Uganda - Harm Mark Pit, OECD - Jeffrey Owens, UK - G S Pannu, India. `
10.30 – 11.00 TEA BREAK
Session:
Global Impact of New Technologies on International Taxation: An Update (Option A)
Chairman Clive Baxter, Maersk Group, Head of Tax Governance and Policy, Denmark
11.00 – 13.00 Likely Implications of the New Technologies on future Tax Policy and Administration: An Update.Presentation by Professor Jeffrey Owens, Vienna WU,Austria on their Impact on (i) Tax Systems, (ii) Tax Administrations, and (iii) Tax Policies of the Future followed by Panel Discussion led by Shikha Mehra, India. Panelists: Monica Bhatia, India - Rita Cunha, UK -Neil Pennington, UK - Sam Sim, Singapore - Jon West, USA.
Session:
Revisiting New Taxing Right: A Critical Evaluation of the OECD proposals (Option B)
Chairman Ola Ostazewska, Head, European Knowledge Group, IBFD
11.00 – 11.30 Carol Dunahoo, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, USA An Industry Perspective of the New Taxing Rights
11.30 – 12.00 Rajat Bansal, Competent Authority, India
A Source Country Perspective of OECD Proposals
12.00 – 13.00 To be advised
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH BREAK
Session:
Transfer Pricing Developments (Option A)
Chairman T P Ostwal, Managing Partner, T P Ostwal & Associates LLP, India
14.00 – 16.30 Case Study on Transfer Pricing based on BEPS
Panel Discussion led by Rahul Mitra, India. Panelists: Giammarco Cottani, Italy - Vijay Iyer, India - Michael Kobetsky, Australia - Petruzzi Raffaele, Austria - Sanjeev Sharma, India - Uday Ved, India.
Session:
The Transparency Agenda : Some Current Issues (Option B)
Chairman Ola Ostazewska,Head, European Knowledge Group, IBFD
14.00 – 16.30 The Transparency Agenda: Transparency against the backdrop of taxpayer rights and data protection Panel Discussion led by (to be advised). Panelists: Julia de Jong, IBFD - Johanne Hague, Mauritius - Shikha Mehra, India - Edson Uribe, Mexico - Alessandro Turina, IBFD - Jon West, USA.
16.30 – 17.00 TEA BREAK
Session:
Developing Countries in the Emerging International Tax Order: Challenges and Prospects (Option A)
Chairman Belema Obuoforibo, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, The Netherlands
17.00 – 17.30 Annet Wanyana Oguttu, Professor of Tax Law, Pretoria University, South Africa. Presentation: Topic to be advised.
17.30 – 18.15 Role of Developing Countries in Global Taxation: Impact on Allocation of Taxing Rights of Developing Countries on Proposed OECD Changes - Panel Discussion led by Monica Bhatia, India. Panelists: Pranay Bhatia, India - Ernie Lai King, South Africa - Sunil Moti Lala, India - Seun Adu, Nigeria.
Session:
Tax Administration under the Emerging International Tax Order for Developing Countries: Challenges and Prospects (Option B)
Chairman Victor van Kommer, Professor & Director, Tax Services, IBFD, The Netherlands
17.00 – 18.15 Reallocation of Taxing Rights under the OECD Proposals: Impact on Developing Countries: Panel discussion led by Rajat Bansal, India Panelists: Mukesh Butani,India - Sunil Gupta, India - Julia de Jong, IBFD; Dinesh Kanabar, India.
18.15 – 18.30 CLOSING REMARKS: Belema Obuoforibo (IBFD) - Roy Rohatgi (FIT)
END OF CONFERENCE
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