EY - BEPS is broader than tax: Considerations for the treasury team

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BEPS is broader than tax: Key issues for the General Counsel's office

'BEPS is broader than tax' webcast series, session 5 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.

The fifth webcast in the series will focus on the impact of BEPS on the legal environment in which multi-national corporations and their legal function operate. During the webcast, senior EY legal professionals will cover the implications that BEPS will have on legal matters, covering key legal areas such as corporate, contracts, intellectual property, data privacy finance, and compliance.

See the links below to view the prior "BEPS is broader than tax' webcasts, or register for the remaining webcasts in the series, which are detailed below:


EY - Daniel Connell

Daniel Connell

Ernst & Young LLP (UK)

Daniel Connell is the EY EMEIA Corporate Secretarial Leader for EY Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) Services, and is in the GCR practice of Ernst & Young LLP (UK). In this role, Daniel advises clients on how best to manage their Legal Entity Data, Compliance and Governance.

He has 12 years of experience working with multinational clients to help effectively manage their group structures and respond to key events, such as M&A and regulatory responses. Daniel has worked with several clients in the Financial Services, Consumer Products, Life Sciences, Media and Real Estate industries.

EY - Ronald van den Brekel

Ronald van den Brekel

Ernst & Young LLP (UK)

Ronald van den Brekel is a partner in the Global Transfer Pricing Practice of Ernst & Young LLP in the UK and also leads the transfer pricing practices in Belgium and in the Netherlands. He advises multinational clients in various industries on transfer pricing planning and implementation, as well as operating model effectiveness. He has ample experience in transfer pricing controversy, including unilateral and multilateral APAs.  Ronald has over 20 years of experience as a tax inspector and tax auditor.

Before joining EY, Ronald served at the Dutch Tax Administration (DTA).  He was part of the Bureau of OECD’s Working Party 6, which is the international rule setting body with regard to transfer pricing, representing the Netherlands.

Ronald earned his from graduate degree in accountancy from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, another graduate degree in IT Auditing from the Free University of Amsterdam and a graduate degree in Tax Economics from the University of Tilburg.

EY - Stephen d’Errico

Stephen d’Errico

Ernst & Young S.A.

Stephen d’Errico is the leader of the corporate legal practice of Ernst & Young S.A in Luxemburg. In this role, Stephen’s focuses primarily on assisting multinational groups in their Luxembourg operations. He has 18 years of experience as a lawyer.

He has also assisted clients with the Luxembourg legal aspects of their businesses based in Luxembourg.  In addition, he has also advised clients with structural changes, acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, and unwinds.

Stephen earned his master in business law from the University of Paris-Ouest.

EY - Dr. Peter Katko

Dr. Peter Katko

Ernst & Young Law GmbH

Peter Katko, is the leader of IP/IT practice for Ernst & Young Law GmbH. In this role, Peter often advises on intercompany IP license agreements in the tax context. He has more than 18 years of experience in the field of intellectual property, IT, and data privacy law.

He started his career with the Bavaria government as an expert for technology transfer. He then worked for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, and headed the German IP/IT law practice of a US law firm. Peter has worked with several clients in the real estate, consumer products, pharma and financial services industries.

Peter earned his doctorate degree at the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.

EY - Rutger Lambriex

Rutger Lambriex

Ernst & Young Accountants LLP

Rutger Lambriex is the corporate law leader of Ernst & Young Accountants LLP based in Amsterdam.  He is part of the multi-disciplinary Operating Model Effectiveness team. In this role, Rutger advises clients on legal aspects in relation to OME and corporate reorganizations. Rutger has more than 15 years of experience in the field of international restructuring.

Rutger started his career with an international operating Dutch law firm, and he spent some time in-house with Royal Dutch Shell Plc. He also worked as Dutch attorney-at-law in New York for almost 10 years.

Rutger has earned his doctoral degree in law at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and his Masters in International Economic Law at the University of Warwick (UK)


EY - Cornelius Grossman

Cornelius Grossman

Ernst & Young Law GmbH

Cornelius Grossman is a partner of Ernst & Young Law GmbH and a leader of EY Global Law Services, an organization including approximately 1,700 lawyers in more than 70 jurisdictions.

His experience includes: large domestic and international reorganization projects, post-merger integration and financial and operational management.

With more than 20 years of experience providing legal advisory services to businesses, Cornelius has been the lead legal counsel in numerous international and domestic reorganizations. His focus has been multidisciplinary cross-border projects in close cooperation with his EY colleagues in Tax and other service lines.

From 1999 to 2007, Cornelius worked with the law practice Donahue & Partners LLP in New York, advising its clients on international corporate and business reorganizations. Prior to this, he worked with Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt and Berlin, and Mayer Brown in New York.