EY - BEPS is broader than tax: Mergers and acquisitions 1 of 7

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BEPS is broader than tax: Mergers and acquisitions

'BEPS is broader than tax' webcast series, session 1 of 7

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The final reports on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan have been released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and endorsed by the G20 . These reports on the 15 BEPS focus areas reflect recommendations for significant changes in international tax laws and treaties. Attention has now turned to the actions that are taken by countries in response to these recommendations.

The impact of these changes will be felt well beyond the tax department. EY will examine the impact of BEPS on key business functions in a program of seven Thought Center Webcasts.

In the first webcast, senior EY transaction advisory professionals will cover mergers and acquisitions, examining how the due diligence, structuring and tax valuation components of the transaction process will be affected by BEPS-driven changes in countries’ laws and administrative practices.

When you register for the first webcast, you will be offered an opportunity to pre-register for all the remaining webcasts in this series, which are detailed below:

  • BEPS is broader than tax: Impact on the operating model and the deployment of intangible property
  • BEPS is broader than tax: Considerations and challenges for the treasury team
  • BEPS is broader than tax: Implications for financial accounting and tax compliance
  • BEPS is broader than tax: Key issues for the General Counsel's office
  • BEPS is broader than tax: Changes affecting the human capital function
  • BEPS is broader than tax: Overall review of key focus areas and country developments

On an ongoing basis you also will be able to register for individual webcasts separately.



EY - Nicole Kachmarck

Nicole Kachmarck

Ernst & Young LLP (UK)

Nicole Kachmarck is part of the Transfer Pricing practice of Ernst & Young LLP in the UK. Currently based in London, Nicole advises both European and US financial services clients on cross border transactions and transfer pricing planning.

Previously, Nicole was based with Ernst & Young LLP, the US member firm, based in Boston, Massachusetts, where she also advised financial services clients. Nicole’s experience includes evaluating transfer pricing issues faced by global companies with a focus on the asset management and banking sectors. This includes the preparation of OECD and US transfer pricing documentation and planning studies, advanced pricing agreements, audit defense and providing due diligence services related to acquisitions of companies and the integration into an existing client structure.

Nicole obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Economics/Accounting and French from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Massachusetts.

EY - Chris Morris

Chris Morris

Ernst & Young LLP (UK)

Chris Morris is a member of the Transactions Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP in the UK based in Canary Wharf, London.

Chris focuses on International tax matters, particularly in a Financial Services and Transactions context. He has worked on numerous transactions, principally in a tax structuring capacity. He has also undertaken various secondment and on site advisory roles at major inbound financial institutions, both in the Group Tax function as well as front office support. He has extensive experience in leading multi-jurisdictional projects and supporting clients in identifying and managing their tax risks.

Prior to joining the UK firm, he practiced tax in Canada as a Canadian Chartered Accountant and has completed the CICA In-depth Tax Course. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia.

EY - Gareth Lazell

Gareth Lazell

Ernst & Young LLP (UK)

Gareth is a partner of Ernst & Young LLP on its London Transaction Tax team. Gareth has worked on a number of significant cross-border tax due diligence, as well as structuring projects for multinational corporate, private equity, and infrastructure clients around the world. In addition, Gareth has significant public transaction experience including the tax aspects of IPOs.

Before joining the transaction tax team, Gareth was part of the firm’s Energy tax team and specialized in advising large public natural resource groups on the tax aspects of transactions. More recently Gareth has spoken at a number of client events on the potential impact that BEPS could have on the Private Equity sector in the UK.


EY - Barry Perkins

Barry Perkins

Ernst & Young Services Ltd.

Barry Perkins is the Global Lead Researcher in the Transactions Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young Services Ltd., based in the UK. In this role, Barry advises the practice leadership on trends and conditions in the external market. He has 20 years of experience researching valuations along with mergers and acquisitions.

He served Ernst & Young LLP in the UK for 15 years on its UK valuations and business modelling team. He has worked with many major global clients across a wide range of industries.