Jersey | 20. 02. 2018

2nd Annual International Taxation Conference

The definitive taxation event of the year.

Taxation issues are at the heart of global politics and economics. This highly topical event will examine key challenges facing financial services professionals both today and in the future.

2018-02-20 09:00:00 2018-02-20 17:00:00 Europe/London 2nd Annual International Taxation Conference Hotel de France BPP Events events@bpp.com

The definitive taxation event of the year

Taxation issues are at the heart of global politics and economics. This highly topical event will examine key challenges facing financial services professionals both today and in the future.

What can you expect?

Designed in collaboration with industry and local experts, this event is essential for those wanting to keep up to date with key developments in taxation.

Speakers will present for around 20 minutes, after which there will be an interview with the conference chairman who will also encourage questions from the audience.

During the day there will be plenty of time for delegates to network with like-minded professionals as well as our speakers. There will be two refreshment breaks as well as a lunch break, where delegates can expect a delicious hot lunch.

Who this event is for

  • Tax professionals
  • Compliance professionals
  • Accountants
  • Corporate Tax Directors
  • Corporate Tax Managers

Pricing & discounts

Price: £425

We offer the following discounts for this event:

20% for ATT, CIOT and JCOA members as well as holders of the ADIT Diploma
10% for ACCA, JSCCA, ICA, CISI, ICSA, STEP and ICAEW members (Discounts cannot be used in combination)

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Event Schedule

Registration & refreshments

08:30 - 09:00

Chris Usher, Chief Executive Officer of Jersey International Business School

Opening address

09:00 - 09:15

Andrew Auerbach, Counsellor to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Jersey's compliance with the international tax transparency standards

09:15 - 09:45

Marcus Pallot, Partner at Carey Olsen

Effective policy & procedure requirements post Criminal Finances Act 2017

09:45 - 10:15
  • The offences crated by the Criminal Finances Act 2017
  • The penalties and defences
  • Preventative measures: key principles
  • Application to Channel Islands' businesses

Mr. Jaap Tilstra, Case handler - Tax Planning Practices Unit, Directorate General for Competition at the European Commission

Tax rulings and state aid control considerations

10:15 - 10:45

Panel discussion: Where next for global transparency initiatives?

10:45 - 11:15

Refreshment break

11:15 - 11:45

Nicola Roberts, Partner, Head of Private Client Services at Deloitte LLP

Recent tax changes – implications for private clients

11:45 - 12:15

Paul Morton, Tax Director at The Office of Tax Simplification

Can we simplify the UK tax code, and if so what are the possible implications?

12:15 - 12:45
  • Can we simplify the UK tax code?
  • Can we improve the “user experience” in parallel or separately?
  • What is the role of technology – experience from other parts of the world and ideas for the future
  • The current programme of the Office of Tax Simplification and how you can help!

Panel discussion: Are the recent changes to the UK tax landscape helping or hindering?

12:45 - 13:15

Lunch break

13:15- 14:15

Debbie Payne, Tax Director at PwC (Channel Islands)

Managing tax risk – a tax risk is a situation involving exposure to danger, harm or loss arising from a tax related matter

14:15 - 14:45

Derek Scott, Head of Tax Investigations at KPMG LLP (UK)

HMRC’s investigations into offshore matters

14:45 - 15:15

Refreshment break

15:15 - 15:45

Mark Persoff, Tax Partner, EMEIA Financial Services Practice, at EY

How tax policy is likely to develop post-Brexit

15:45 - 16:15

Andrew Bougourd, Senior Manager, Tax at PwC (Channel Islands)

Non-resident landlord considerations and the potential requirement to correct

16:15 - 16:45

Chris Usher, Chief Executive Officer of Jersey International Business School

Closing remarks

16:45 - 17:00
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Keynote Speakers

400 X 400 Andrew Auerbach

Counsellor Andrew Auerbach

Counsellor to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Mr. Auerbach is a Canadian and US trained lawyer and tax expert. He has worked in private practice, providing corporate and international tax advice to clients in both the US and Canada, and has also worked as a tax policy advisor with the Canadian Department of Finance. Since 2007, Mr. Auerbach has been at the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. During that time he has worked extensively on tax transparency issues as Head of the Global Forum’s Peer Review Unit. Currently he is Counsellor in the Director’s Office, responsible for providing strategic advice on the work of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.  

Mr. Auerbach holds an LLB in common law at Osgoode Hall Law School and civil law at the University of Montreal. He obtained an LLM in International Tax Law at New York University.

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Mr. Jaap Tilstra

Case handler - Tax Planning Practices Unit, Directorate General for Competition at the European Commission

Jaap Tilstra is  a case handler on State aid tax cases within DG Competition since 2015. Before that he worked for DG TAXUD, the Directorate-General responsible for EU tax policy development. In that role he has worked on various EU direct tax policy and coordination initiatives, managed the EU Code of Conduct Group on harmful tax practices and represented the European Commission in several OECD Fora. Jaap holds a Master degree in tax law at Leiden University. He started his career in the private sector as an international  tax advisor for 6 years and worked as a senior policy advisor for the Dutch Ministry of Finance from 2002 till 2009, initially concentrating on Dutch corporate tax policy and legislation and subsequently concentrating on EU tax developments. He works for the European Commission since 2009.

Event Speakers

Chris Usher 400 X 400

Chris Usher

Global Head of AML and Financial Crime Education at BPP Professional Education

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in international financial services, working both in the UK and offshore, for major financial institutions such as Barclays Wealth and Santander.

Formerly an International Investment Manager he advised both individuals and corporate entities on complex investment scenarios. He now specialises in delivering training in investment management, taxation and regulatory matters in international finance centres around the world.

Chris is a specialist chairman of a number of high-profile events, including conferences such as the Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium and the International Taxation Conference. As an expert in the financial crime risks posed to international offshore financial centres, Chris was invited to speak at the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) conference on the topic of ‘Understanding the Criminal Vulnerabilities of Offshore Products and Services’.

400 X 400 Debbie Payne

Debbie Payne

Tax Director at PwC (Jersey)

Debbie Payne is a director in our Channel Islands tax practice and has been a corporate tax specialist for over twenty years. Before transferring to the Channel Islands in September 2013 she spent 10 years working in the asset management tax practice in London. During this time she has worked on a wide range of fund structuring projects including hedge funds and private equity funds advising on the structuring of both the management entities and the funds. She continues to advise a number of hedge fund managers particularly those with operations in the Islands. In addition, she has extensive experience of advising clients on dealing with enquiries from tax authorities and their views on what is acceptable tax planning. More recently she has been looking at the impact of the OECD’s initiative on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting which can fundamentally change the tax risk assessment of an organisation or investment fund. Debbie is a member of AIMA’s working party on FATCA and speaks at conferences on various topics relevant to the asset management industry.

400 X 400 Paul Morton

Paul Morton

Tax Director at The Office of Tax Simplification

Paul Morton was appointed Tax Director of the Office of Tax Simplification on 1st March 2017. Prior to that he was Tax Director for RELX Group plc for 12 years and was actively engaged with the OECD and tax policy makers in the UK, US and the Netherlands and at EU level on tax policy matters.

Previously, he was a Tax Manager and Adviser at Royal Dutch Shell for 16 years, holding several UK and overseas roles. He moved to Shell from KPMG where he focussed on international tax and insurance. He read Microbiology at University College London, before joining the Inland Revenue as a Tax Inspector.

Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, a member of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Tax Law Review Committee, an adviser to the International Chamber of Commerce Taxation Commission and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Fiscal Association.

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Derek Scott

Head of Tax Investigations at KPMG LLP (UK)

Derek is an Associate Partner who joined KPMG in 1997. Prior to this time he was an Inspector of Taxes in the Inland Revenue. Derek advises individuals, families, trusts and companies who are under enquiry by HMRC. He specialises in serious fraud investigations, voluntary disclosures being made to HMRC and complex enquiries involving offshore assets.

In recent years Derek has been heavily involved in advising clients who have used the tax disclosure regimes available in the UK including the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility. He is now also advising clients in connection with HMRC’s “Requirement to Correct” and, linked with this, the Worldwide Disclosure Facility as we move into the new era of global transparency.

400 X 400 Andrew Bougourd

Andrew Bougourd

Senior Manager, Tax at PwC (Jersey)

Andrew Bougourd specialises in personal and offshore trust company taxation. He has more than 20 years’ experience working for professional service practices and trust companies. A qualified accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, he was called to the Bar in 2013. He has held a number of directorships at both local accountancy firms and trust companies and has supported clients on a range of taxation issues, including areas such as property, complex trust matters and tax investigations.  Andrew has wide experience working for both finance industry firms and within professional service practices, giving him a special insight into the needs of clients.

400 X 400 Lisa

Lisa Springate

Head of Technical at Jersey Finance

Lisa heads up the Technical team at Jersey Finance. Her role is to assist in representing the finance industry’s needs and concerns with regard to legislation, regulation and other keys areas of innovation that can enhance its jurisdictional product and services offering in order to ensure that it is represented to best effect. Furthermore, to promote Jersey as an international, leading financial centre of excellence.

Prior to moving to Jersey in 1993, Lisa practised with leading law firm, Mayer Brown JSM in Hong Kong and as a barrister in London. She qualified as a Jersey advocate in 2000 and is a very experienced commercial litigator, having acted for high-net worth individuals, leading banks and local trust companies over the last 25 years. Before joining Jersey Finance in November 2017, Lisa was a partner within the Commercial Litigation department of Bedell Cristin in Jersey.

400 X 400 Mark Persoff

Mark Persoff

Tax Partner, EMEIA Financial Services Practice, at EY

Mark is a Tax Partner in Ernst & Young’s Financial Services practice in London.   Before joining EY in 2011, he was a tax partner at a leading magic circle law firm in London.   Mark has specialised in international and European taxation issues, particularly for financial institution clients, for 20 years – acting both on general advisory basis as well as on a large number of M&A transactions, financings and restructurings, and on disputes with UK and other tax authorities.  

Mark currently leads EY’s financial services tax practice on Brexit matters, and has been working since the referendum vote in June 2016 with a number of multinational financial services organisations, including banks, insurers and asset managers, on their Brexit projects.  

Mark also heads up EY’s European financial services tax policy team.

Mark has been ranked as a leading tax adviser by publications such as Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and the World’s Guide to the Leading Tax Advisers

400 X 400 Nicola Roberts

Nicola Roberts

Partner, Head of Private Client Services, at Deloitte LLP

Nicola has specialised in advising individuals, their businesses and trustees, both based in the UK and overseas for over 20 years.  She is head of Deloitte Private Client Services and particularly works with non-UK domiciled or non-UK resident individuals and family offices as well as investors into U.K. real estate.

Nicola is a Chartered Tax Adviser and is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant. She is listed in the Citywealth Top 100 leaders list and Spear’s Tax Adviser Index  (profile of the best accountants and tax and trust lawyers for HNWs in the UK). Nicola is actively consulted by the Treasury and HMRC especially on internationally focussed issues such as residence and domicile matters.

400 X 400 Marcus Pallot

Marcus Pallot

Partner at Carey Olsen

Marcus Pallot is a partner in the dispute resolution and litigation team in Jersey. His practice covers insolvency; regulatory issues and trust litigation. His insolvency work involves a number of successful, innovative applications which have expanded the reach of Jersey's insolvency laws. He represents many local financial services businesses and banking organisations in respect of regulatory actions. Trust litigation makes up a large part of his practice and he also leads the eGaming team and has been involved in this area since the inception of the eGaming industry. Marcus is ranked as a leading individual in the Legal 500, 2017 edition and has been a partner at Carey Olsen since 2009. He was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1997 and qualified as a Jersey advocate in 2004.

400 X 400 Kathryn Wintle

Kathryn Wintle

Offshore Tax Senior Manager at Deloitte

Kathryn is a senior manager in Deloitte Jersey’s tax practice with over twelve years’ experience in local and international taxation. She specialises in both corporate and indirect taxation and works with a wide range of clients in predominantly the financial services and real estate sectors.

Kathryn is responsible for management of corporate, partnership and personal tax compliance, as well as advising on structuring and expansion transactions. She also has experience of working on due diligence projects, assisting both vendors and purchasers, and has been involved with a number of recent transactions in both the Jersey and UK markets.

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Hotel de France

St Saviour's Rd, Jersey JE1 7XP

2018-02-20 09:00:00 2018-02-20 17:00:00 Europe/London 2nd Annual International Taxation Conference Hotel de France JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com

If you require accommodation to attend this event, you will be entitled to the below preferential delegate rates:

  • Single room – £75.00
  • Double/twin room for sole use – £85.00
  • Double/twin room occupied by two people – £100.00
  • Balcony room for sole use – £105.00
  • Balcony room occupied by two people – £120.00

Please contact the hotel reservations team direct at reservations@defrance.co.uk to obtain these discounted prices.

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