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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
Jubilee Conference Programme (2015)
THEME : BEPS AND BEYOND BEPS: IMPACT AND NEXT STEPS
December 3 - 5, 2015 - ITC Maratha Hotel, Mumbai

DAY 1: DECEMBER 3, 2015 (THURSDAY) - ITC MARATHA
08.00 – 20.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.20 Opening Remarks by Professor Roy Rohatgi, Conference Director
Chairman Sohrab Dastur, Senior Advocate, India
09.20 – 10.00 Porus Kaka, President - International Fiscal Association Worldwide Special Address
10.00 – 10.15 Short Break
Plenary Session :
The G20 Agenda: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
10.15 – 11.00 "Klaus Vogel" Speaker: Jeffrey Owens, Professor & Director of the Global Tax Policy Center, WU, Austria (former Director, OECD, Paris) followed by Questions
The G20 BEPS Agenda: What Heads of Government decided in November 2015?
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11.00 – 11.30 Pasquale Pistone, Professor at Vienna WU and University of Salerno (Italy) and Academic Chairman of International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation, Amsterdam
Tax and good Governance: Making the Link between Tax Evasion and Avoidance and Aggressive Tax Planning
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11.30 – 12.00 Richard Vann, Challis Professor, University of Sydney
Minimizing and Resolving International Tax Disputes post BEPS
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12.00 – 12.30 Peter H Blessing, Partner, Washington National Group, KPMG, United States
Tax Challenges of Digital Economy under BEPS
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12.30 – 13.00 Session Chairman's Remarks and Questions and Comments from the floor
13.00 – 14.00 Jubilee Lunch
Plenary Session:
Some BEPS Reports and their Recommendations
Chairman Girish Vanvari, Head of Tax, KPMG India
14.00 – 14.30 Rajesh Ramloll, Deputy Solicitor General, Republic of Mauritius
Transparency and Exchange of Information - Will they suffice to curb Tax Avoidance?
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14.30 – 15.00 Graeme Cooper, Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
Treaty Abuse and Anti-avoidance Rules under BEPS
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15.00 – 15.30 Kees van Raad,Professor, International Tax Center Leiden and Of Counsel Loyens and Loeff
Permanent Establishment Issues under BEPS
15.30 – 16.00 Liselott Kana,Head of International Revenue Administration, Chile
Impact of BEPS on Developing Countries and on UN Model Treaty
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16.00 – 16.30 Sim Tzi Yong Sam, Board Member and Vice-Chair of Tax Committee, Tax Executive Institute (Asia Chapter)
BEPS: Some Practical Implementation Issues for a Global Company
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16.30 – 17.00 Tea Break
Session
Late Afternoon (Option A)
Chairman Mrs. Anita Kapur, ex-Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes, India
17.00 – 19.00 Looking Back and Looking Forward: Celebration or Chaos under BEPS in next 20 Years Panel Discussion led by Jeffrey Owens, United Kingdom.; Panelists: Mukesh Butani, India - Graeme Cooper,, Australia - Pasquale Pistone, Italy - Sol Picciotto, United Kingdom - Kees van Raad, The Netherlands - Richard Vann, Australia - Discussion and Questions followed by Chairperson's Remarks.
Session
Late Afternoon (Option B)
Chairman Vijay Mathur, Senior Tax Advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, India
17.00 – 19.00 Role of Tax Administrators in the post BEPS World Panel Discussion led by Vijay Mathur, India; Panelists: Liselott Kana, Chile - Bela Sheth Mao, India - Annet Oguttu, South Africa - Pragya Saksena, India - Attiya Waris, Kenya. Discussion and Questions followed by Chairman's Remarks.
19.00 – 22.30 Networking Dinner

DAY TWO: DECEMBER 4, 2015 (FRIDAY)

Plenary Session:
BEPS in India - Impact on Indian Tax Policy and Compliance
Chairman Dinesh Kanabar, Founding Partner, Dhruva Advisors LLP, India
09.15 – 9.30 Session Chairman's Introductory Remarks
09.30 – 10.00 Akhilesh Ranjan, Joint Secretary & Competent Authority, India (Stand-in Speaker: Sanjeev Sharma, India)
BEPS and Indian Tax Policy
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10.00 – 10.30 Ashutosh Dikshit, Of Counsel BMR & Associates LLP., India
BEPS and Indian Tax Practice
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10.30 – 11.00 Mohan Parasaran, former Solicitor General of India
BEPS and International Tax Compliance/Disputes
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11.00 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 13.00 Impact of BEPS on Indian Tax Policy, Practice and Compliance Panel Discussion led by Dinesh Kanabar. Panelists: Ashutosh Dikshit - Sunil Gupta - Mohan Parasaran - Rohan Shah - Sanjeev Sharma - Pramila Shrivastav - Ajay Vohra (all from India). Discussion and Questions followed by Chairman's Remarks
13.00 – 14.00 Jubilee Lunch
Session
Global Impact of BEPS and Its Future (Option A)
Chairman Nishith Desai, Founder, Nishith Desai Associates, India
14.00 – 15.00 Impact of BEPS on Developed Economies - A Review
Panel Discussion led by Bobby Parikh, India. Panelists: Shefali Goradia, India - Vladimir Gidirim, Russia - Shanker Iyer, Singapore - Marc Levey, USA - Jai Purandare,India
15.00 – 16.00 Impact of BEPS on Emerging and Developing Economies
Panel Discussion led by Ajay Vohra, India. Panelists: Bijal Ajinkya, India - Michael Durst, USA - Milind Kothari, India - Annet Oguttu, South Africa - Malathi Sridharan, India
16.00 – 16.30 Discussion and Questions followed by Chairman's Remarks
Session
Tax and Treaty Compliance (Option B)
Chairman Vipul Jhaveri, Head of Tax, Deloitte Haskins & Sells, India
14.00 – 14.30 Uday Ved, former Head of Tax, KPMG, India
An Overview of the OECD Base Erosion & Profit Shifting Project: Background and 15 Action Points
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14.30 – 15.00 Michael Lang, Professor & Head of the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU, Vienna
Hybrid Mismatches and CFC Rules to Prevent Abuse
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15.00 – 15.30 Daksha Baxi, Partner, Khaitan & Co., India
Measures limiting Base Erosion under BEPS - A Critical Review
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15.30 – 16.00 Sol Picciotto, Emeritus Professor (Lancaster University) & International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), United Kingdom
Harmful Tax Competition and Base Erosion
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16.00 – 16.30 Michael Lang, Professor & Head of the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU, Vienna
BEPS Compliance - Multilateral Instruments to amend Treaties: Will they work?
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16.30 – 17.00 Break
Session:
Late Afternoon (Option A)
Chairman Gautam Mehra, Head of Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers, India
17.00 – 18.00 Impact of BEPS on Multinational Corporations -
Panel discussion led by Bela Sheth Mao,India. Panelists: Clive Baxter, Denmark - Gokul Chaudhri, India - Vladimir Gidirim, Russia - Marc Levey, USA - Rupak Saha, India
18.00 – 19.00 New BEPS Obligations for Multinational Enterprises
Panel Discussion led by Rajesh Simhan, India. Panelists: Joshua D Odintz, USA - Pinky Mehta, India - Jai Purandare,India - Kees van Raad, The Netherlands - Attiya Waris, Kenya.
19.00 – 19.30 Discussion and Questions followed by Chairman's Remarks
Session: Late Afternoon (Option B)
Chairman V. Lakshmikumaran, Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, India

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17.00 – 18.00 Is Place of Effective Management (POEM) Suitable for Determining Corporate Tax Residence
Panel Discussion led by Shefali Goradia, India. Panelists: Daksha Baxi, India - Mahesh Kumar, India - Nilesh Kapadia, India - Michael Lang, Austria - Pragya Saksena, India
18.00 – 19.00 Framework for new GST Tax in India - A Quick Update
Panel Discussion led by Sachin Menon, India. Panelists: Prashant Deshpande, India - Sujit Ghosh, India - Satya Poddar, India - Rohan Shah, India.
19.00 – 19.30 Discussion and Questions followed by Chairman's Remarks
19.30 – 22.30 Networking Dinner

DAY THREE: DECEMBER 5, 2015 (SATURDAY)

Day 3
Special Session: Morning
Chairman & Guest of Honour Justice V S Sirpurkar, Chairman, Authority for Advance Rulings, India
09.00 – 09.15 Welcome and Introduction: Justice Sirpurkar by Mukesh Butani (Session Chairman) & Pranav Sayta, India
09.15 – 10.00 Tax Disputes and their Resolution under BEPS? Will they work?
Panel Discussion led by Mukesh Butani,Managing Partner, BMR Legal, India.
Panelists:Arvind Datar, India - Daniel Erasmus, South Africa - Pramod Kumar, India - Jeffrey Owens, United Kingdom - Mohan Parasaran, India - Rajesh Ramloll, Mauritius - Pranav Sayta, India
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10.00 – 10.20 Keynote Speaker: Justice V S Sirpurkar
10.20 – 10.30 Discussion & Vote of Thanks by Pranav Sayta, Partner, Ernst & Young, India
10.30 – 11.00 Break
Session
Tax and Treaty Conflicts (Option A)
Chariman Pranav Sayta, National Leader & Partner, Ernst & Young, India
11.00 – 13.00 Future of Digital Economy under BEPS
Panel Discussion led by Pranav Sayta,India. Panelists: Peter H. Blessing, USA - Graeme Cooper, Australia - Rakesh Nangia, India - Rashmin Sanghvi, India - Mansi Seth, USA - Rohinton Sidhwa, India.
Discussion and Questions followed by Chairman's Remarks
Session
Transfer Pricing Developments (Option B)
Chairman Rohan Shah, Managing Partner, Economic Laws Practice, India
Session coordinated and led by Caroline Silberztein, Baker & McKenzie, France
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11.00 – 13.00 Panel Presentations and Discussion on:
Transfer Pricing under BEPS:
- Who are the new players?
- Is Transfer Pricing a Tax Avoidance Tool?
- Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country by Country Reporting
- Transfer Pricing Rules to follow Value Creation and not just Risks and Capital? Is Value under BEPS Defined?

Panelists: Carol Dunahoo, USA - Michael Durst, USA - Vijay Iyer, India - Sanjiv Malhotra, India - Rohan Phatarphekar, India - G.C. Srivastava, India. Discussion and Questions followed by Chairman's Remarks
13.00 – 14.00 Jubilee Lunch
Session
Other BEPS Action Plans (Option A)
Chairman Jairaj Purandare, Chairman, JMP Advisors, India
14.00 – 16.00 Bilateral Taxing Rights under Model Tax Treaties - Would BEPS resolve the Historical Conflicts on Income Allocation between Developed and Developing countries?
Panel Discussion led by Rahul Garg, India. Panelists: Akhilesh Ranjan, India - Michael Durst, USA - K. R. Girish, India - Joshua D Odintz, USA - Sol Picciotto, United Kingdom - Sanjeev Sharma, India. Discussion and Questions followed by Chairman's Remarks
16.00 – 16.30 India's Response to BEPS
Question and Answer Session led by Akhilesh Ranjan, Joint Secretary & Competent Authority, India
Session
Transfer Pricing Developments (Option B)
Chairman Gautam Doshi, Group Managing Director, Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, India
14.00 – 16.00 Session coordinated and led by Caroline Silberztein, Baker & McKenzie, France. with Anis Chakravarty, Deloitte, India on Future Business Models for Managing Global Companies, including panel presentations and discussions on:
- Examples of Scenarios involving intangibles, highlighting BEPS concerns
- Intangibles, risk and capital: what is at stake?
- Will emerging and developing economies adhere to the new OECD guidance?
- How valuable are markets and consumers?
- Will there be more disputes and fewer consensuses?

Panelists : Carol Dunahoo, USA - Daniel Erasmus, South Africa - Sanjiv Malhotra, India - T P Ostwal, India - Kamlesh Varshney, India. Discussion and Questions followed by Chairman's Remarks.
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16.00 – 16.30 To be advised
16.30 – 17.00 Break
Joint Final Session: BEPS Project - Will it succeed in achieving its Objectives?
Chairman Richard Vann, Challis Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
17.00 – 18.55 Current BEPS Project - Will it succeed with Divergent Global Fiscal Policies?
Panel Discussion led by T. P. Ostwal, India. Panelists: Arvind Datar, India - Nishith Desai, India - Gautam Doshi, India - Bobby Parikh, India - Kees van Raad, The Netherlands - Girish Vanvari, India.
18.55 – 19.00 Professor Roy Rohatgi: Concluding Remarks
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