EY - BEPS is broader than tax

EY Global Webcast

BEPS is broader than tax: Impact on the operating model including intellectual property issues

'BEPS is broader than tax' webcast series, session 2 of 7

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The final reports on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan have been released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation 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.

The second webcast in the series will focus on the impact on the operating model and the deployment of intangible property. During the webcast, senior EY business advisory professionals will cover the implications that BEPS will have on business operations, covering all key functional areas of the operating model: sales and channel, supply chain, manufacturing, procurement, research & development (R&D) and intellectual property deployment

You can also join us for the remainder of the webcasts as detailed below:

  • BEPS is broader than tax: Mergers and acquisitions
  • 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


EY - Barbara Angus

Barbara Angus

Ernst & Young LLP

Barbara Angus is a leader of Ernst & Young LLP's Strategic International Tax Policy Services based in Washington D.C. As 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 in the 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 in 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 (in 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 a course on tax treaties.

EY - Juergen Lange

Juergen Lange

Ernst & Young AG

Juergen Lange is the Ernst & Young AG advisory leader for operating model effectiveness in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and EMEIA. He advises multinational clients in various industries on the transformation of their operating models in supply chain and in the broader value chain.

Juergen has ample experience advising companies on large scale business and tax aligned operating model transformations, cross-border supply chain structures, organizational design, process redesign and harmonization, as well as international rollout programs.

He has over 18 years of experience as a business advisor, and has worked out of Germany, United States and The Netherlands to assist international companies on their transformations.  Juergen holds a graduate degree in Economics from the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany.

EY - Vas Paulus

Vas Paulus

Ernst & Young AG

Vas Paulus is a Senior Manager in the Supply Chain Advisory Practice of Ernst & Young AG based in Switzerland. In this role, Vas leads a diverse team that helps transform end to end supply chains and procurement organizations across the life sciences, consumer, and industrial product industries. She has 13 years of experience working with multinational cross boarder clients improving their supply chain operating models.

EY - Julian Tasker

Julian Tasker

Ernst & Young Limited

Julian Tasker is a director in Ernst & Young Limited’s EMEIA Operating Model Effectiveness group. He specializes in advising clients on improving business performance through the alteration of their operating models. Julian has a supply chain background. Before joining Ernst & Young Limited, he worked in a number of operation and solution development roles in third party logistics and as EMEIA Operations Director for a global footwear and apparel company.

At Ernst & Young Limited, Julian assists businesses and operations with tax and legal considerations during operating model design and implementation. Julian has a BA, with honors, in social sciences from The University of Leicester.

EY - Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson

Ernst & Young LLP (UK)

Andrew Watson is an Executive Director at Ernst & Young LLP (UK) and the head of the IP Strategy team based in the UK, which positions itself uniquely within the consultancy business. In this role, Andrew specializes in the creation and articulation of an IP-based value story, which includes the IP service offering for BEPS purposes.

Before joining Ernst & Young LLP (UK) in 2014, he was an M&A lawyer and Chief IP Officer of Thirdspace, an early pioneer in the IPTV market that was sold to Alcatel. He then founded ipVA, commonly known as the World’s Leading IP Strategy consultancy, where he created and built over 100 IP Strategies for his clients across a range of sectors for over 14 years.

Andrew helps lead Ernst & Young LLP (UK)’s efforts with the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) to create a standard language and taxonomy for the articulation of business intangibles and value drivers.

Andrew obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Newcastle, and has been a member of the IAM300 Listing of the World’s Leading IP Strategists from 2008-2015.


EY - Joost Vreeswijk

Joost Vreeswijk

Ernst & Young AG

Joost Vreeswijk is the Ernst & Young AG EMEIA leader of the Operating Model Effectiveness (OME) practice based in Switzerland. Joost has 17 years of experience in designing and delivering operating model changes in complex international environments across Europe, Asia-Pacific, China, and the US.

His experience includes 6 years of driving hands-on operating model changes in an industry role, and reporting to the CEO of a $20bn technology company.  Joost’s specific area of focus is operating model effectiveness.  He has designed and implemented numerous large scale change processes that focus on: business streamlining, simplification and implementation of central management companies, procurement hubs, supply chain companies, manufacturing footprint redesign, as well as revised sales and channel management setups. Joost works across business, technology and tax disciplines.