EY - Navigating in a post-BEPS world: effectiveness of the MAP process

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Navigating in a post-BEPS world: effectiveness of the MAP process

Session 2 of 6 part series: “Navigating in a post-BEPS world” series

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Join us as we host a six-part webcast series, "Navigating in a post-BEPS world". These sessions will provide a comprehensive review of BEPS-related developments and associated country action, together with practical implications.

The OECD BEPS project has rapidly moved to the implementation phase, leaving a fundamentally changed landscape in its wake. This new environment requires businesses to re-evaluate their operational and financing structures, identify communications strategies and assess their tax strategy, all with the aim of developing a sustainable tax framework.

This second session will discuss the effectiveness of the MAP process and focus on the challenges and opportunities for businesses as they manage tax controversy globally. Join our senior international tax professionals as they discuss:

  • The current state of the MAP process
  • The impact of minimum standards on the resolution of tax treaty-related disputes
  • The proposals for mandatory arbitration by the “coalition of the willing” and the EU
  • Challenges to and opportunities for the management of tax controversy around the globe in the context of increased transparency

The complete Navigating in a post-BEPS world series:

  • Navigating in a post-BEPS world, Part 1: latest tax policy developments – January 25, 2017, 10 a.m. EST
  • Navigating in a post-BEPS world, Part 2: the effectiveness of the MAP process – February 16, 2017, 10 a.m. EST
  • Navigating in a post-BEPS world, Part 3: the multilateral instrument impact on the implementation of treaty-related BEPS measures – March 22, 2017, 10 a.m. EDT
  • Navigating in a post-BEPS world, Part 4: permanent establishments in a post-BEPS world – April 20, 2017, 10 a.m. EDT
  • Navigating in a post-BEPS world, Part 5: hybrid mismatches, interest deductibility and other coherence measures – May 18, 2017, 10 a.m. EDT
  • Navigating in a post-BEPS world, Part 6: impact of the signing of the multilateral instrument – June 22, 2017, 10 a.m. EDT

We are pleased to welcome the following senior tax professionals for this second webcast:


EY - David Canale

David Canale


David J. Canale is Ernst & Young LLP’s Leader for Transfer Pricing Controversy Services. He has more than 19 years of experience in transfer pricing. Dave advises both US and foreign-based multinational companies on transfer pricing controversy and risk management, planning and structuring. He assists clients with transfer pricing policies, controversy resolution (including audit dispute resolution), Advance Pricing Agreements (APA), Mutual Agreement Procedures (MAP) and monitoring tax treaties and competent authority.

Prior to joining EY, Dave served with the Internal Revenue Service’s APA xProgram in the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International). He was acting branch chief for the program and served as program coordinator for all bilateral APAs with Canada. He also developed strategies and coordinated with the US competent authority regarding negotiations with various treaty partners.

Dave received a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Dayton; a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law; and an LL.M. (Taxation) from Georgetown University Law Center.

EY - Marlies de Ruiter

Marlies de Ruiter


Marlies de Ruiter recently joined EY and serves as the EY Global ITS Tax Policy Leader, based in the Netherlands. Marlies has vast experience with international tax policy, and specifically with BEPS. Under her leadership, the OECD developed seven of the fifteen actions of the BEPS Action Plan, in particular the actions on tax treaties and transfer pricing.

Marlies was appointed Head of the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration on 1 February 2012. Before joining the OECD, Marlies gained 20 years of experience in the fields of direct taxation and international tax issues with the Dutch Ministry of Finance, first as an expert on corporate tax issues and transfer pricing, later as the Deputy Director of the International Tax Policy and Legislation Directorate. In this capacity, she led the competent authority function of the Dutch Ministry of Finance and provided leadership to the OECD’s work on tax. She also was the chairperson of Working Party 6, the Working Party responsible for (further) development of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines.

Marlies, a Dutch national, is a frequent lecturer and speaker on international tax issues and holds a Masters in Fiscal Economics, obtained in 1992 from Erasmus University, Netherlands.

EY - Curt Kinsky

Curt Kinsky


Curt Kinsky is EY Asia Pacific Transfer Pricing Leader. He has 26 years of transfer pricing consulting experience. He has worked with EY member firms in the US, Netherlands, Italy, UK, Shanghai and Hong Kong. As such, he brings a unique skill set to global transfer pricing issues. Consistently ranked as one of the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors, he has served as the global transfer pricing service coordinator for a number of US Fortune 500 and European 500 technology and industrial companies.

More than 500 EY transfer pricing professionals operate in Asia Pac Member firms. Curt previously managed the West Region transfer pricing practice of Ernst & Young LLP - a team of nearly 50 professionals.

Curt holds a BA from Kenyon College; a Masters in Management from Northwestern’s Kellogg School; and undertook additional graduate studies at The University of Chicago and Insead.

EY - Matthew Mealey

Matthew Mealey

Ernst & Young LLP (UK)

Mat Mealey is a Partner of the International Tax Services practice in the EMEIA region of Ernst & Young LLP.  Mat specialises in strategies to manage corporate income tax cost and risk globally.

Mat has over 20 years’ experience advising clients on international tax matters. His clients include both inbound and outbound companies across all industries and predominantly in the FTSE 100/Fortune 500. Mat is a leading authority on double taxation. 

Mat has a policy role on international tax matters at EY and has regular meetings in this role with Government ministers, HMT and HMRC.  As part of this role he has worked closely with UK Government on the UK tax reform, the OECD BEPS initiative and the consequences of this business. Mat leads an EMEIA based team within EY designing strategies for multinationals in response to the OECD BEPS initiative.

Mat is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW) and Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT). Mat has a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Econometrics and was a multiple national prize-winner in his professional exams. Since 2014 Mat has been recognised by peers in the International Tax Review as a leading adviser in his field.


EY - Gerrit Groen

Gerrit Groen


Gerrit Groen leads the Ernst & Young LLP ITS Global Tax Desk Network. Gerrit joined the EY Global member firm in the Netherlands in 1993. Before his transfer to Ernst & Young LLP in the US, he led the ITS Foreign Tax Desks for the member firm in the UK.

Gerrit has 20 years of experience serving multinational companies in a broad range of industries and has extensive knowledge on Dutch and European tax aspects of international corporate restructurings. He has worked on the design and implementation of holding company structures, financing structures, corporate reorganizations and spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions, and fund structures, among others.

Gerrit received an MBA in Economic Science and a Master of Tax Law from the University of Amsterdam. From 1999 to 2005, he was an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam, teaching graduate students income tax and international tax.