EY - Navigating in a post-BEPS world: hybrid mismatches, interest deductibility and other coherence measures

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Navigating in a post-BEPS world: hybrid mismatches, interest deductibility and other coherence measures

Session 5 of 6 part series: “Navigating in a post-BEPS world”

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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, financing and holding structures, identify communications strategies and assess their tax strategy, all with the aim of developing a sustainable tax framework.

This fifth session will discuss the status of the BEPS coherence measures in relation to hybrid mismatches, interest deductibility, controlled foreign companies and preferential regimes. Join our senior international tax professionals as they discuss:

  • Practical implications and impact of these measures for supply chain, financing and holding company structures.
  • Recent developments in the European Union, including overview of the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directives that provide common implementation of these measures in the EU.
  • Latest developments in the various regions. Interaction between these developments and in particular with the US tax reform.

The complete series and topics to be covered is set out below.

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

We are pleased to have as presenters for this fifth webcast the following senior tax professionals:

Panelists

EY - Jose Antonio (Jano) Bustos

Jose Antonio (Jano) Bustos

EY

Jose Antonio (Jano) Bustos is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax Services Practice and the EY Global Tax Desk Network, based in New York. Jano has over 16 years of International Tax and Transfer Pricing experience.

Before joining EY, Jose had different outstanding posts at the Spanish Tax Administration, such as Senior Tax Inspector of the International Taxation Central Unit of the Spanish Tax Agency and Deputy Director General for International Fiscal Affairs, dealing with international taxation and transfer pricing audits, international advance price agreements and mutual agreement procedures and the negotiation of double tax treaties.

EY - Arlene Fitzpatrick

Arlene Fitzpatrick

EY

Arlene Fitzpatrick is a Principal in the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young LLP, where she works on general international tax issues with a focus on inbound and tax treaty matters.

Prior to rejoining EY in October 2014, Arlene served as an attorney-adviser with the Office of the International Tax Counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury. There, Arlene helped formulate international tax policy, draft international tax guidance, and negotiate income tax treaties. She also served as a Treasury representative on several OECD working parties and was engaged in the OECD's base erosion and profit-shifting project.

Arlene received her LLM from the University of Iowa College of Law, and her bachelor of laws from University College Galway in Ireland. She also graduated from the Law Society of Ireland and is a member of the Iowa Bar.

EY - Dirk Jan (DJ) Sloof

Dirk Jan (DJ) Sloof

Netherlands Tax Desk, International Tax Services

Dirk-Jan (DJ) Sloof is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax Services practice. DJ is a Dutch partner with Ernst & Young Belastingadviseurs LLP and located in New York City, where he leads the Belgium–Netherlands Tax Desk, part of the Americas Global Tax Desks network.

DJ joined EY in 2004 and has more than 13 years of experience advising US multinationals about international tax aspects of Netherlands inbound and outbound investments. His experience includes cross-border mergers and acquisitions and divestments; cross-border investments and reorganizations; and cross-border financial transactions, including coordination, dealings and negotiations with the Dutch tax authorities.

DJ has a Master in Fiscal Economic Science from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a member of the Dutch Tax Bar Association (Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs).

Moderator

EY - Serge Huysmans

Serge Huysmans

EY

Serge Huysmans is a Principal in the National Tax practice of Ernst & Young LLP acting as the Americas International Tax Services’ (ITS) Strategy Session Leader.

Serge has more than 20 years of experience in Brazil, Europe and the US working on a variety of international tax matters, including merger and acquisition structuring, cross-border investment and reorganizations, and cross-border financial transactions. He frequently advises multinationals on the tax aspects cross-border transactions including holding companies, financing, leasing and licensing activities, as well as on cross-border investments, acquisitions/divestments, mergers and joint ventures. 

Serge holds a Belgian law degree (Université Catholique de Louvain) and a master’s in Belgian taxes (Ecole de commerce Solvay).