EY - OECD BEPS project outcomes: Highlights and next steps

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OECD BEPS project outcomes: Highlights and next steps

Session 1 of 8 part OECD BEPS series

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will release the final reports on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan on 5 October. These reports on the 15 BEPS focus areas will reflect recommendations for significant changes in international tax laws and treaties.  The next phase of the G20 and OECD BEPS project will focus on the actions that are taken by countries in response to these recommendations.

EY will provide a comprehensive review of the final BEPS reports and the outlook for country action in a program of eight Thought Center Webcasts, starting with this high level overview and assessment of the OECD BEPS output. Join our senior international tax professionals on this first webcast to:

  • Review the final reports issued by the OECD
  • Consider the planned OECD follow up work in 2016 and beyond
  • Examine the expected reactions of key countries
  • Evaluate the implications for multinational businesses

The remaining seven webcasts will focus on the following Actions listed below. As you register for this first webcast, you will be offered an opportunity to pre-register for all the remaining webcasts in this BEPS series. You can also register for individual webcasts.

Panelists

EY - Portrait image Barbara Angus

Barbara Angus
EY International Tax Services

Barbara Angus is the Ernst & Young LLP's leader of Strategic International Tax Policy Services. Based in Washington, DC and a member of the National Tax Department, she advises clients on international tax policy and international tax planning.

Barbara previously served as the International Tax Counsel for the Office of Tax Policy, Department of the Treasury, from 2001 to 2005. In that position, she served as the federal government's principal legal advisor on all aspects of international tax policy, including development of legislation, promulgation of regulations and administrative guidance, negotiation of tax treaties, and representation of the United States in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Barbara received an AB (mathematics and economics), magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College. She received a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and an MBA (finance and accounting), with high honors, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Barbara has been a member of the adjunct faculty in the LLM program at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching the course on tax treaties.

EY - Portrait image Jeff Schaeffer

Ronald van den Brekel
EY International Tax Services

Ronald van den Brekel is the Ernst & Young Belastingadviseurs LLP’s leader of the transfer pricing practice in Belgium and The Netherlands. He advises multinational clients in various industries on transfer pricing planning and implementation and operating model effectiveness. He has ample experience in transfer pricing controversy, including unilateral and multilateral APAs.

Before joining EY, Ronald served at the Dutch Tax Administration (DTA) . He has over 20 years of experience as a tax inspector and tax auditor. From 2004 until 2009 he was responsible for transfer pricing within the DTA. He was part of the Bureau of OECD’s Working Party 6, the international rule setting body with regard to transfer pricing, representing The Netherlands.

Ronald holds a graduate degree in Accountancy from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam;  a graduate degree in IT Auditing from the Free University of Amsterdam and a graduate degree in Tax Economics from the University of Tilburg. He is a Dutch Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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Andrew Choy
EY Greater China International Tax Services Leader

Andrew Choy is the EY Greater China International Tax Services Leader.  Andrew specializes in structuring cross border transactions, pre-acquisition tax analysis for PRC investing clients; extensive knowledge in post-acquisition restructuring and integration for multinational companies. 

From 1997 – 2003, Andrew was based in Hong Kong and specialized in China entrance and pre-investment strategies, tax efficient profits repatriation. In 2004, Andrew relocated to Beijing with additional focus on China tax advisory for private equity, real estate and venture capital funds.  He was seconded to our firm New York office in 2008 and returned to China in 2010.  Since year 2010, Andrew has provided Chinese enterprises with tax strategies and outbound planning associated with their investment, has assisted with its outbound M&A transactions and supported holding structure design, at early stage and  operational work related to tax planning at later stage.

Andrew obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a member of the Washington State Board of Accountants. 

Moderator

EY - Portrait image Alex Postma

Alex Postma
EY Global International Tax Services Leader

Alex Postma is the EY Global International Tax Services Leader in and is responsible for the world-wide co-ordination and delivery of international tax services to clients. In addition to his leadership role, Alex is senior adviser on international business transactions to a diverse client base.

Alex worked in the United States for 12 years, first as the Dutch Desk leader and later as the overall desk leader in which he was leading many global tax strategy sessions with various organizations.  He has also worked for about 12 years in the Netherlands focusing primarily on Financial Service organizations. Alex moved to London in 2008 as the EMEIA ITS leader.

Alex also leads the EY worldwide network of Think Tanks that researches the trends and developments in the international business and tax areas, seeking to anticipate the possible needs of organizations.