EY - Managing increased global tax controversy risk

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Managing the impact of increased global tax controversy risk - insights for business leaders

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Businesses are facing multi-country, multi-issue tax controversy risk in an increasingly interconnected global environment. Now more than ever, they need a robust global approach to tax controversy management that reflects their increased risk profile and takes into account how new tax regimes and practices around the world impact their global operations, people, supply chains and investment strategies.

Please join our panel as they discuss how this global interconnectivity is shaping the tax controversy landscape and what leading companies are doing to better manage tax controversy risk across the organization. Topics will include:

  • OECD/EU developments (including BEP actions 5, 8-10, 14)
  • Digital tax administration
  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its implications for cross-border transactions
  • Tying it all together – a global approach to managing tax controversy risks


EY - Carolyn Bailey

Carolyn Bailey

Digital Tax Administration Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Carolyn Bailey is the Digital Tax Administration Leader in the Ernst & Young LLP (EY) Tax practice. She defines and develops transformative processes and technologies that help position our clients and EY to respond to the constantly changing and increasing digital tax authority requirements.

Carolyn has been an EY Partner since 2007, with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation in business tax compliance and reporting processes, technology and organization design. Her work focuses on improving operating models that support compliance and reporting. In addition to working with our clients, she is involved with improving EY's internal approach, methodologies and technology to deliver integrated services enabled by the right technologies and competencies.

She has over 25 years of combined industry and tax consulting experience assisting multinational companies with complex federal and state income tax compliance, reporting and tax department operational issues.

Carolyn holds a B.S. from Wright State University.

EY - Marlies de Ruiter

Marlies de Ruiter

International Tax Services
Ernst & Young Belastingadviseurs LLP

Marlies de Ruiter is the EY Global International Tax Services 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.

Prior to joining the EY organization, Marlies served as the Head of the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. Previously, she spent 20 years in the fields of direct taxation and international tax issues with the Dutch Ministry of Finance. First she served as a lead resource on corporate tax issues and transfer pricing and 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.

Marlies is a frequent lecturer and speaker on international tax issues and holds a Masters in Fiscal Economics from Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

EY - Jose E. Murillo

Jose E. Murillo

International Tax Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Jose Murillo is a Partner in the International Tax Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP’s (EY) National Tax Department. He advises clients on all aspects of US international taxation, particularly cross-border acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings.

Most recently, Jose was part of the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Tax Policy. In his role as a member of the staff of the Office of the International Tax Counsel, Jose assisted in the development of international tax policy, Treasury regulations and other guidance, and the negotiation of income tax treaties and other administrative agreements.

Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Jose spent 10 years with EY's International Tax Services practice.

Jose holds a Master of Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Texas. He is a CPA in the state of Texas and the District of Columbia. Jose is a frequent contributor to tax publications and often speaks at tax seminars on various international tax topics.


EY - Rob Hanson

Rob Hanson

Tax Controversy
Ernst & Young LLP

Rob Hanson is the Director of Tax Controversy at Ernst & Young LLP (EY). Rob has extensive experience in the tax controversy area and also provides strategic advice on regulatory and legislative matters.

Prior to joining EY, Rob served as the Tax Legislative Counsel in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He was the chief legal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury on all the Administration's domestic tax legislative and regulatory initiatives.

Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Rob was a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chtd, where his practice covered transactional business planning and restructuring, legislative and regulatory lobbying, representing clients administratively before the Internal Revenue Service, and litigating a broad range of tax issues.

A frequent lecturer on legislative and regulatory tax policy issues, he served as Vice-Chair of the Formation of Tax Policy Committee, American Bar Association Tax Section, and also was previously an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Georgetown University Law Center.

Rob holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.S. from Indiana University.