ARLINGTON, Va. and PARIS, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA and Baker & McKenzie today announced that their fourth annual Global Transfer Pricing Conference, in association with the Tax Management Education Institute, will be held March 14-15 in Paris. The event brings together OECD and government officials from key OECD and non OECD countries, along with leading transfer pricing experts from the business community, to provide updates and insights on the implementation of the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS) Final Reports, which were released on October 5, 2015. The conference takes place at the Westin Paris Vendome and event information and registration is available here.
"Now that the OECD has issued the final BEPS Action Plan, attendees need to understand how countries are implementing these actions and how that will impact their companies," said Molly Moses, Transfer Pricing Editor for Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting. "We are excited to convene a distinguished group of national government officials, delegates from multilateral organizations, and industry experts to provide firsthand insight and actionable intelligence into this timely issue that will affect multinational corporations."
"Companies are already experiencing transfer pricing challenges based on new concepts introduced by the October 2015 OECD-G20 reports," said Caroline Silberztein, Chair of Baker & McKenzie Global Transfer Pricing practice. "Some countries like China are revising their transfer pricing rules to implement what many perceive as a directional change in the global transfer pricing paradigm. Transfer pricing is becoming more complex, with more demanding OECD guidance and the increasing importance of the United Nations and the European Commission in this field. For companies, it is more than ever critical to stay abreast and anticipate likely evolutions."
The conference will include sessions on key topics from the BEPS directives Final Reports, preparing attendees to deal with country-by-country reporting, the OECD's revised guidance on risk, and profit and assessment of technology intangibles, and research and development activities, sales and marketing activities, and profit split.
The conference will open with an address by Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. Other confirmed speakers include:
- Marlies de Ruiter, Head of Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division, OECD Center for Tax Policy and Administration
- Melinda Brown, Transfer Pricing Adviser, OECD
- Michael Lennard, Chief, International Tax Cooperation Section, United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs
- Michael McDonald, Financial Economist, Office of Tax Policy, United States Treasury
- Liu Ping, Director of Tariff and Trade Affairs, World Customs Organization
- Séverine Grüber, Economist, Transfer Pricing/Bilateral Tax Issues, Swiss Federal Department of Finance
- Carlos Perez-Gomez Serrano, Head of Transfer Pricing, Mexican Tax Administration Service
- Ivonete Bezerra de Souza, Head of the International Taxation Division, Brazil
- Holly McClellan, Global Transfer Pricing Leader, GE Capital
- Sandra Esteves, Director, Global Transfer Pricing, GEM, SABIC Capital B.V.
- Massimo Di Cesare, Group Head of Tax, Richemont International SA
- Bas van der Goorbergh, Vice President, International Tax, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- Yuliya Logunova, European Tax Manager, Rakuten Europe
- Béatrice Deshayes, Senior Vice President, Tax, LVMH
- Matthew Frank, Senior Tax Counsel, Transfer Pricing, General Electric Company
- Mauricio Reyes, Head of Tax, Degrémont
- Massimiliano Guerra, Financial Special Projects Manager, Saipem
Taking place concurrently with the Global Transfer Pricing Conference is the Bloomberg BNA Introduction to Transfer Pricing Seminar, a practical and interactive two-day course with extended workshop sessions that examine solutions to transfer pricing issues facing multinationals.
Event information and registration for both events is available here.
About Bloomberg BNA
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About Baker & McKenzie
Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie is one of the world's largest law firms, advising many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organizations through our 12,000 staff in 77 offices in 47 countries. The Firm is known for its global perspective, deep understanding of the local language and culture of business, uncompromising commitment to excellence, and world-class fluency in its client service. Baker & McKenzie's Global Transfer Pricing practice includes over 200 lawyers and economists who deliver innovative and commercially pragmatic advice and assistance in design, implementation and defense across markets. (www.bakermckenzie.com)
About Tax Management Educational Institute
Tax Management Educational Institute (TMEI) is an independent educational organization founded by Tax Management, Inc., a subsidiary of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. TMEI is devoted solely to the conduct of responsible, professional seminars and conferences of the highest quality dedicated to issues of tax policy and practice, and to the funding of related scholarly endeavors.
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