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CFE Tax Advisers Forum 2019 - Creating Tax Certainty in an Uncertain World: Double Taxation, Tax Rulings & Dispute Resolution Processes

  • Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia 47 Montoyerstraat Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, 1000 Belgium (map)


09:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:30 Welcome: Representative of the State of North Rhine – Westphalia to the European Union

09:45 Introduction: Piergiorgio Valente, President, CFE Tax Advisers Europe, Professor, Link Campus University, Italy

10:00 Avoiding Tax Disputes - Indirect Tax Cross-Border Rulings Scheme & Co-Operative Compliance Systems - PANEL I

Moderator: Jeremy Woolf, Chair of the Indirect Taxes Committee, CFE Tax Advisers Europe, Barrister, Pump Court Chambers, United Kingdom

  • Hélène Michard, Unit for Tax Administration and Fight Against Tax Fraud, DG TAXUD, European Commission

  • François Coutureau & Jean-Claude Mbonyumutwa Semucyo, Ministry of Finance, Belgium

  • Emmanuel Cotessat, International VAT Association

  • Paolo Centore, Fiscal Committee Member, CFE Tax Advisers Europe, Senior Partner, Studio P. Centore & Associati, Italy

11:45 Cross-Border Tax Dispute Resolution - OECD BEPS Action 14 & Mutual Agreement Procedure - PANEL II

Moderator: Stella Raventós-Calvo, Chair of the Fiscal Committee, CFE Tax Advisers Europe, Partner, Danbury Abogados, Spain

  • Sandra Knaepen, Head of the Mutual Agreement Procedure Unit, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

  • Hans Mooij, Chair of TRIBUTE, Foundation for International Tax Dispute Resolution

  • Levent Sabanogullari, Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration

  • Peter Nias, Barrister, Pump Court Chambers, United Kingdom

14:00 Albert J. Rädler Medal Award

14:15 EU Directive on Tax Dispute Resolution Mechanisms - PANEL III

Moderator: Dr Isabelle Richelle, ECJ Task Force, CFE Tax Advisers Europe, Professor, University of Liège, Belgium

  • Ioanna Mitroyanni, Head of Sector Corporate Tax Transparency, DG TAXUD, European Commission

  • Arno Oudijn, Fiscal Counsellor, Ministry of Finance, The Netherlands

  • Nicola Crispino, Of Counsel, Rödl & Partner, Italy

  • Ine Lejeune, Partner, Tax Policy, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, PwC Legal, Belgium

15:45 Direct Tax Rulings - State Aid Challenges - PANEL IV

Moderator: Aleksandar Ivanovski, Tax Policy Manager, CFE Tax Advisers Europe, PhD Candidate, Queen Mary University of London

  • Dr Max Lienemeyer, Head of Unit Tax Planning Practices, DG COMP, European Commission

  • Eavan Saunders, Partner, William Fry, Ireland

  • Nina Niejahr, Counsel, Baker McKenzie, Belgium

  • Conor Quigley QC, Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford University, Barrister, Serle Court, United Kingdom

17:00 Closing remarks: Gary Ashford, Vice-President, CFE Tax Advisers Europe, Partner, Harbottle & Lewis, United Kingdom

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