Cloud computing - a global perspective

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Does your organization understand its global tax risks surrounding cloud-based transactions, and how the cloud tax landscape may change in the coming months and years?

We invite you to join our panel of tax professionals for an informative and multinational discussion regarding the cross border tax considerations for global cloud computing arrangements.

Whether you are a cloud user or cloud service provider, this webcast will help you understand the relevant tax issues and opportunities. We will discuss the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) initiative relevant to the digital economy, as well as:

  • Legislative updates from various countries
  • Withholding tax
  • Taxable nexus
  • Indirect tax implications of relevant cloud transactions

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Ian Beer

Enrst & Young LLP (UK)

Ian Beer is an International Tax Services Partner with Ernst & Young LLP (UK) and he is the technology sector leader in our UK tax practice. He has 18 years of experience advising on international tax matters, such as structuring mergers, acquisitions and investments into the UK. His background includes tax efficient financing, post-merger integration and cash repatriation, as well as supply chain reorganizations.

Ian has a wide ranging experience of negotiations with HMRC in particular on thin capitalization, transfer pricing, and the application of anti-avoidance rules. Ian is a leading member of Ernst & Young’ s UK team specialising in tax issues for North American multinationals investing in UK and Europe. And he is a regular speaker at international tax conferences.

Stephen R. A. Bates

Ernst & Young LLP (US)

Stephen R. A. Bates is a Principal in the National Tax Practice. Stephen provides tax advice to multinational corporations on transactional and controversy matters, including transfer pricing, intellectual property planning, international restructuring, e-business ventures, and supply chain management.

Stephen is a frequent speaker on international tax issues before various organizations, including Tax Executives Institute, The Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the American Tax Association. He authored numerous articles regarding contract manufacturing, planning for cross-border services, taxation of space, ocean and communications income, sourcing of computer software royalties, offshore e-commerce and attribution of corporate agent activities.

Stephen earned a JD with high honors from the George Washington University Law School and a BA from Northwestern University in political science/ international studies. He is admitted to the New York and District of Columbia bar.

Anne Freden

Enrst & Young LLP (US)

Anne Freden is a Principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s Value Added Tax (VAT) practice and is based in San Francisco. Anne’s work focuses on the global management of VAT and has a particular emphasis on the operational management of the tax.

Her work includes global supply chain projects and implementing tax effective supply chain structures within Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) builds, VAT risk management, systems optimization (both within native ERP environments and tax engines), VAT process improvement, the setting of indirect tax strategy and the development of VAT management frameworks. Anne has led projects in the Americas, Europe, Africa, India and Asia and routinely works on global engagements, teaming with her indirect tax colleagues in the global EY organization on multijurisdictional engagements.

Anne received a BA from Wellesley College and an MSc from the London School of Economics. She is a Chartered Tax Advisor and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in the United Kingdom.

David Grech

Ernst & Young LLP

David Grech is a Principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax Services practice for the Northeast Sub-Area, based in New York. David works closely with US and non-US multinationals on cross-border internal and external restructurings, intangible property migration and planning, mergers and acquisitions, repatriation planning, Subpart F matters and foreign tax credit planning. He has provided tax advice on numerous large cross-border restructuring engagements in which he was responsible for planning, supervising and assisting with implementation for clients in a variety of industry sectors, including pharmaceutical, internet, media and entertainment and apparel. David has more than 15 years of experience in international tax services and planning.

David received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association. 



Channing Flynn

Enrst & Young LLP (US)

Channing Flynn is an international tax partner and EY’s Global Tax Technology Sector Leader. With EY for over 18 years, Channing has served a wide variety of clients in the area of cross border tax planning, covering both inbound and outbound tax issues for a range of companies from start-ups to global multi-nationals.

Channing is also a frequent speaker on international tax matters and has authored numerous technical articles and thought leadership publications that can be found in Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine, The Daily Tax Report, The International Tax Journal and CCH.

Channing has a BS in Business Administration and a Master of Accounting (Taxation) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Channing is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Association of Certified Public Accountants.