EY - Looking back and ahead: are you ready for 2018?

EY Webcast Series: Advancing in a global tax environment in flux

Looking back and ahead: are you ready for 2018?

Session 4 of 4

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Join EY as it concludes a four-part webcast series “Advancing in a global tax environment in flux”. These sessions highlight the challenges of managing tax risk in the current, continuously evolving, international tax landscape.

During these webcasts, EY panelists have been providing a holistic perspective, including practical insights for business, on the consequences of widespread BEPS implementation, the fundamental geo-political developments, such as Brexit and US tax reform, and rapid changes in the way tax authorities administer tax and co-operate with each other.

In the first three webcasts, panelists have focused on the key areas of impact: transparency, controversy and taxation by source countries through permanent establishments and similar nexus rules. To draw the series to a conclusion, this fourth webcast will take stock and connect the dots of where implementation of the BEPS action points stands as the end of 2017 approaches, and what to expect in 2018.

Join our senior international tax professionals as they discuss:

  • Current status of implementation of BEPS and other related measures
  • Major developments in 2017
  • Short term actions, including year-end checks
  • A look forward to expected developments in 2018

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

On-demand replays of webcasts will normally be available within 48 hours of original webcast.


EY - Marlies de Ruiter

Marlies de Ruiter

EY Global International Tax Services Policy Leader

Marlies de Ruiter joined EY in September 2016 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 - Jose Antonio (Jano) Bustos

Jose Antonio (Jano) Bustos

EY BEPS Global Tax Desk

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 - Jeffrey M. Michalak

Jeffrey M. Michalak


Jeff Michalak is the Americas Director of International Tax Services and a partner at Ernst & Young LLP. Previously, he served as Director of National Tax, International Tax Services in charge of EY’s US international tax resources. Additionally, Jeff led the firm’s Global Tax Analysis Group, which assisted clients with US international tax planning, including foreign tax credit capacity management, tax-efficient cash repatriation, US tax deferral of low-taxed foreign earnings and management of offshore US tax attributes.

With more than 31 years of experience working with US multinational companies, Jeff serves as the International Tax Services Sub-Service Line Leader for a number of EY’s priority clients. He has extensive experience working with multinational clients in the areas of international merger and acquisition planning, US foreign tax credit planning, repatriation strategy development, Subpart F deferral planning, foreign holding company structuring and offshore supply chain planning. His experience covers a broad range of sectors, including manufacturing, automotive, energy and financial services.

Jeff received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Toledo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He is a certified public accountant licensed in Michigan and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

EY - James Badenach

James Badenach

EY FS International Tax Services Leader APAC

James Badenach is a Partner in the International Tax Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP (China) Advisory Limited, based in Hong Kong.
James focuses on International tax, transfer pricing and Hong Kong tax. Before working in Hong Kong, he worked in Australia, the UK and Latin America. His clients include a number of global financial institutions, commodity trading companies, and corporate treasury centers of multinational corporations. James advises clients on international tax and tax treaty matters.

James works closely with the EY transfer pricing teams providing international tax advice to banking and capital markets clients. In addition, James advises clients on various tax issues involved with corporate treasury centers.


EY - Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas


Rob Thomas is an Executive Director within the International Tax Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP, based in London. Rob is the contributing editor of EY’s Tax Policy and Controversy Quarterly briefing publication and has more than 20 years tax policy experience in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia and the United States. Rob assists multinational companies with understanding the tax policy and administration landscape in the key jurisdictions in which they operate.

Prior to moving into a tax policy role in 2008, Rob was the Global Tax Knowledge Leader for Ernst & Young, where he was responsible for knowledge management strategy for EY’s global tax practice.