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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 AMBITIOUS DREAM?

Programme (12 December 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 of Knowledge Centre, IBFD, The Netherlands
09.15 – 09.30 Special Address: Murray Clayson, President, International Fiscal Association
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09.30 – 10.00 TEA BREAK
Plenary Session:Proposed Allocation Of Global Taxing Rights Over Digital Income Under BEPS Action One
Chairman Porus Kaka, former President, International Fiscal Association-Worldwide: 2012-17
10.00 – 10.30 "Klaus Vogel" Speaker: Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD, Paris: Stand - in : Grace Perez- Navarro, Deputy Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD, Paris
Political Economy Context: An Overview of the New Approach
10.30 – 11.00 Richard Collier, Senior Tax Advisor, OECD, Paris
The Unified Approach
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11.00 – 13.00 New Taxing Rights: Pillar I - New Nexus and New Allocation of Taxing Rights
Panel Discussion led by Melissa Dejong, OECD. Panelists: Richard Collier, OECD - 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 includes use of withholding taxes & thresholds/carve-outs and compatibility with treaties and other obligations.
Panel Discussion led by Melissa Dejong, OECD. Panelists: Rasmi Ranjan Das, India - Annet Wanyana Oguttu, South Africa - David Stewart, USA.
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Chairman Sol Picciotto, Professor, ICTD, UK
15.30 – 17.00 The New Taxing Rights - Nexus and Tax Treaty Implications: Operational Issues
Panel Discussion led by Robert Danon, Switzerland. Panelists: - Richard Collier, OECD -Jeffrey Owens, UK - Akhilesh Ranjan, India.
17.00 – 17.30 TEA BREAK
Session:
New Taxing Rights - Next Steps
Chairman Sol Picciotto, Professor, ICTD, UK
17.30 – 19.00 Concluding Discussion. Panelists: Rajat Bansal, India - Vidushi Gupta, India - Ridha Hamzaoui, IBFD - Grace Perez-Navarro, OECD - Michael Kobetsky, Australia, with questions and comments from the speakers and from the floor.
19.00 – 22.00 NETWORKING DINNER

DAY TWO: 6 DECEMBER 2019 (FRIDAY)

Plenary Session: Impact of Recent Developments on Indian Tax Policy and Objectives
Chairman Dinesh Kanabar, CEO., 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, India Recent Developments in International and Domestic Taxation in India
09.45 – 11.00 Indian Direct Tax Code Update: Recent Developments in International Tax Law and Practice in India
Panel Discussion led by Dinesh Kanabar. Panelists: Daksha Baxi - Ketan Dalal - Gautam Doshi - Hitesh D. Gajaria - Pranav Sayta (all from India).
11.00 – 11.30 TEA BREAK
Chairman Belema Obuoforibo, Director of Knowledge Centre, IBFD, The Netherlands
11.30 – 13.00 Tax Reforms in Africa
Presentation by Ferdinand Nji, Cameroon followed by Panel Discussion led by Annet Oguttu, South Africa. Panelists: Ridha Hamzaoui, IBFD - Mustapha Ndajiwo, Nigeria - Mohamed Ben Mlik, South Africa.
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13.00 – 13.15 Book Launch, Digital Taxation - A Holistic View Authors - Rashmin Sanghvi, Naresh Ajwani & Rutvik Sanghvi
13.15 – 14.00 LUNCH BREAK
Plenary Session: (Afternoon)
Chairman Dr.(C.A) Sunil Moti Lala, Advocate & Trustee, Foundation for International Taxation, Mumbai
14.00 – 14.30 Sanjay Kapadia, Senior Advisor, KNAV,India
Exchange of Information (including on Beneficial Ownership) under Action Thirteen: Some Issues and Comments
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14.30 – 15.00 Robert Danon, Professor at University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Relevance of Substance in Cross-border Tax Planning
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15.00 – 15.30 Grace Perez-Navarro, Deputy Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD, Paris
What drives Taxpayer's willingness to pay taxes?
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15.30 – 16.00 Shikha Mehra, Professor & Consultant, India
Crypto currencies: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities
16.00 – 16.30 Vidushi Gupta, Senior Resident Fellow and Team Leader, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, India
Taxing the Digital Economy in India: The Nexus Rule
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16.30 – 17.00 Sam Sim, Research Fellow, SMU Center for Artificial Intelligence, Singapore
Going the Way of the Polaroid: Death of the OECD MC Article 9(1) Arm's Length Principle
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17.00 – 17.30 TEA BREAK
Session:
Recent International Tax Decisions (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: Bijal Ajinkya, India - Sriram Govind, Vienna - Ridha Hamzaoui, IBFD - Rajesh Simhan, India
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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 & Sells LLP on Attribution of Profits under UN Model followed by Panel Discussion led by Jairaj Purandare, India. Panelists. Rasmi Ranjan Das, India - Kuntal Dave, India - Akshay Kenkre, India - Amar Mehta, Canada - PVSS Prasad, India.
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19.30 – 22.00 NETWORKING DINNER

DAY THREE: DECEMBER 7, 2019 (SATURDAY)

Session:
Tax Dispute Resolution (Morning)
Chairman Mukesh Butani Trustee, Foundation for International Taxation, India
09.00 – 10.30 Resolution of Tax Disputes in the new International Tax Order
Panel Discussion led by Mukesh Butani, India. Panelists: Rajat Bansal, India - Jeffrey Owens, UK - Rajesh Ramloll, Mauritius
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10.30 – 11.00 Book Launch
Title: FEMA Compounding Orders- A Comprehensive Analysis Authors - Hardik Mehta, Harshal Bhuta & Tanvi Vora.
11.00 – 11.30 TEA BREAK
Session:
Global Impact of New Technologies on International Taxation: An Update (Option A)
Chairman Clive Baxter, Maersk Group, Chief Tax Counsel , Denmark
11.30 – 13.30 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: Ranjana Gupta, New Zealand - Sam Sim, Singapore
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Session:
Impact of New Taxing Rights: A Critical Evaluation of OECD PROPOSALS in India (Option B)
Chairman Ola Ostazewska, Head, European Knowledge Group, IBFD
11.30 – 12.00 Milind Kothari, Managing Partner, BDO India LLP, India
An Industry Perspective of the New Taxing Rights in india
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12.00 – 12.30 Kuntal Dave, Proprietor, Nanubhai Desai & Co., Mumbai
Impact on Investments in India: Challenges and Opportunities
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12.30 – 13.00 Dr. (C.A) Sunil Moti Lala, Advocate & Trustee, Foundation for International Taxation, Mumbai
International Tax Precedents in India with Global Significance
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13.00 – 13.30 Questions and Answers & Concluding Remarks by Session Chairman.
13.30 – 14.30 LUNCH BREAK
Session:
Transfer Pricing Developments (Option A)
Chairman T P Ostwal, Managing Partner, T P Ostwal & Associates LLP, India
14.30 – 16.30 Case Study on Transfer Pricing based on BEPS
Panel Discussion led by Rahul Mitra, India. Panelists: Vijay Iyer, India - Michael Kobetsky, Australia - Sanjeev Sharma, India - Mark van Casteren, The Netherlands.
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Session:
The Transparency Agenda: Some Current Issues (Option B)
Chairman Ola Ostazewska, Head, European Knowledge Group, IBFD
14.30 – 16.30 The Transparency Agenda: Transparency against the Backdrop of Taxpayer Rights and Data Protection Panel Discussion led by Rajesh Ramloll, Mauritius Panelists: Walter Andreoni, Italy - Julia de Jong, IBFD - Alessandro Turina, IBFD.
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16.30 – 17.00 TEA BREAK
Session:
Tax Administration under the Emerging International Tax Order for Developing Countries: Challenges and Prospects
Chairman Rachel Saw, Head - Asia Pacific, IBFD, Malaysia
17.00 – 17.30 Annet Wanyana Oguttu, Professor of Tax Law, Pretoria University, South Africa.
CbC Reporting: Implementation Challenges for Developing Countries - As the 2020 Inclusive Framework Review Looms, Is Public CbC Reporting the Way to Go?
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17.30 – 18.30 Reallocation of Taxing Rights under the OECD Proposals: Impact on Developing Countries. Panel Discussion led by Rajesh Ramloll,Mauritius. Panelists: Mukesh Butani,, India -Julia de Jong, IBFD - Ameya Kunte, India - Sol Picciotto, UK
18.30 – 18.45 CLOSING REMARKS: Belema Obuoforibo (IBFD) - Roy Rohatgi (FIT)
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