IFA 2019 Full programme

Wednesday, 22 May

16.00-20.00   Registration        

20.00-21.00   Welcome Reception

Sky Bar, Marriott Hotel,
A1. Jerozolimskie 65/79,
00-697 Warsaw

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Thursday, 23 May

08.00-18.00 Registration

09.00-10.30 Satellite Symposium 1 (Room Opera):

 

Tax aspects of corporate and individual relocations in Europe

  1. Exit taxes.
  2. Needs to eliminating double taxation.
  3. Case study – implications for individuals.
  4. Case study – implications for companies.
  5. Case study – transfer of assets.
  6. Poland – experience in recent months.

Speakers:
Sławomir Łuczak
Jarosław Bieroński

 

09.00-10.30 Satellite Symposium 2 (Room Hemisphere):

 

 

 

State of the Art in Transfer Pricing Disputes

  1. The approach adopted in selected EU jurisdictions: case law, benefits and limits involved in handling transfer pricing issues in tax courts:
    1. Unsolved double taxation issues;
    2. Spillover effects;
    3. Penalty protection;
  2. Alternative dispute resolution, unilateral corresponding adjustment, MAP, BAPA:
    1. Exploring linkages between procedures;
    2. Implementation of Directive 2017/1852 in selected jurisdictions;
    3. Potential impact of the Achmea decision

Chair:

Marco Adda, ITC, Holland and BonelliErede, Italy

Speakers:

Paolo Bottini, Bär & Karrer, Switzerland
Dr. Yves Hervé, NERA Economic Consulting, Germany
Prof. Krzysztof Lasiński-Sulecki, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Eric Bonneaud, Fidal, France
Michał Nowacki, Wardyński & Partners, Poland


10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-11.30 Opening of the conference             Murray Clayson, President of IFA, Partner at Freshfields London
and Welcome Speech (Room Opera):               Prof. Guglielmo Maisto, Chairman of the Board, European Region  of IFA                                                                                                     

11.30-12.30  Digital economy: How will the untaxed be taxed? | Plenary Session 1 | Part 1 (Room Opera)

Latest developments in taxing highly digitized business models – review of unilateral measures in selected Member States, the status of EU initiatives and responses from the US as well as position of OECD.

Chair: Scott Wilkie, Vice-Chair of the Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA

Speakers:
Francesca Vitale, Italian Tax Administration
Christian Kaeser, Siemens, Chair of IFA Germany
Steve Edge, Slaugther and May UK
Dr. Adolfo Martin Jimenez, University of Cadiz
Stephen Shay, Harvard Law School

12.30-13.30 Light lunch

13.30-14.15 Digital economy: How will the untaxed be taxed? | Plenary Session 1 | Part 2 (Room Opera)

Latest developments in taxing highly digitized business models – review of unilateral measures in selected Member States, the status of EU initiatives and responses from the US as well as position of OECD.

Chair: Scott Wilkie, Vice-Chair of the Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA

Speakers:
Francesca Vitale, Italian Tax Administration
Christian Kaeser, Siemens, Chair of IFA Germany
Steve Edge, Slaugther and May UK
Dr. Adolfo Martin Jimenez, University of Cadiz
Stephen Shay, Harvard Law School

14.15-14.30 Coffee-break

14.30-16.00 The future of tax collection in the sharing economy: who, what, where and how? | Breakout Session I (Room Opera)

The role of platform operators and its impacts on traders and consumers – discussion of selected CIT and VAT policy, regulatory and compliance issues.

Chair: Prof. Joachim Englisch, University of Muenster

Speakers:
Prof Dr Ziemowit Kukulski, University of Lodz
Dr Filip Majdowski, Deputy Director, Polish Ministry of Finance
Irina Dmitrieva, White & Case Russia

14.30-16.00 Managing tax compliance in multiple jurisdictions: only increasing the burden, or leading to more legal certainty in the future?  | Breakout Session II (Room Hemisphere)

New challenges in the effective management of tax compliance over multiple jurisdictions - new EU Directive on reportable cross-border arrangements, new OECD-driven initiatives - ICAP, joint audits, joint rulings, possible impact of the EU Arbitration Directive’s implementation on prevention and effective resolution of double taxation disputes, etc.

Chair: Murray Clayson, President of IFA, Partner at Freshfields London

Speakers:
Jeff Connell, Shell
Thomas Eisgruber, Bavarian Ministry of Finance
Nevia Čičin-Šain, University of Zagreb
Catherine O'Meara, Matheson

16.00-16.30 Coffee-break

16.30-17.15  Summary and conclusions of all day 1. Discussions | Plenary Session 2 (Room Opera)

Chair: Prof. Robert Danon
Chair of the Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA, University of Lausanne

All Chairs of all sessions

19.30-21.00 Welcome Drink

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21.00-22.30 Conference Dinner

 

Friday, 24 May

08.00-14.30 Registration

08.30-9.00 Keynote Speech | Future plans on CIT and development of VAT in Poland versus EU

Mr Filip Switala, Deputy Minister of Finance, Poland

09.00-11.00 EU CIT -  combatting tax avoidance: challenges of translating policy objectives into practice | Breakout Session III – part I (Room Opera)

ATAD implementation in selected Member States, recent European case law

Co-chair 1: Prof. Fernando Serrano, University of Madrid
Co-chair 2: Robert Van Der Jagt, KPMG Netherlands

Speakers:
Sonia Zapata, Yara Norway
Carlo Romano, PWC Italy
Dr. Błażej Kuźniacki, Deputy Director, Polish Ministry of Finance
Dr. Adam Zalasiński, EU Commission

09.00-11.00  EU VAT - sealing off the system: current status and possible future developments | Breakout Session IV – part I (Room Hemisphere)

Current status of initiatives for combatting VAT fraud - implementation of the VAT Quick Fixes Directive, the Split Payment and VAT Voucher Directive, as well as the plan for next steps in creating a single EU VAT area

Co-chair 1: Karl-Heinz Haydl, PWC Germany
Co-chair 2: Tomasz Michalik, MDDP Poland

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Joachim Englisch, University of Muenster
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Lasiński-Sulecki, University of Torun
Wojciech Śliż, Director Polish Ministry of Finance
Joe Marden, Shell
Werner Blockmans, EU Commission

11.00-11.30 Coffee-break

11.30-12.30  EU CIT -  combatting tax avoidance: challenges of translating policy objectives into practice | Breakout Session III – part II (Room Opera)

ATAD implementation in selected Member States, recent European case law

Co-chair 1: Prof. Fernando Serrano, University of Madrid
Co-chair 2: Robert Van Der Jagt, KPMG Netherlands

Speakers:
Sonia Zapata, Yara Norway
Carlo Romano, PWC Italy
Dr. Błażej Kuźniacki, Deputy Director, Polish Ministry of Finance
Dr. Adam Zalasiński, EU Commission

11.30-12.30 EU VAT - sealing off the system: current status and possible future developments | Breakout Session IV – part II (Room Hemisphere)

Current status of initiatives for combatting VAT fraud - implementation of the VAT Quick Fixes Directive, the Split Payment and VAT Voucher Directive, as well as the plan for next steps in creating a single EU VAT area

Co-chair 1: Karl-Heinz Haydl, PWC Germany
Co-chair 2: Tomasz Michalik, MDDP Poland

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Joachim Englisch, University of Muenster
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Lasiński-Sulecki, University of Torun
Wojciech Śliż, Director Polish Ministry of Finance
Joe Marden, Shell
Werner Blockmans, EU Commission

12.30-13.00  Summary and conclusions of all day 2.  Discussions | Plenary Session 3 (Room Opera)

Co-chair 1: Maarten Van Der Weijden
Co-chair 2: Guglielmo Maisto, Chairman of the Board, European Region of IFA

All Chairs of all sessions

13.00-14.00  Closing Lunch

14.00-16.00  Young IFA Network
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