Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In this year's symposium, a panel of leading academics and experts will explore the single taxation principle - currently the subject of great controversy and academic debate. Three sessions will see "duets" of speakers discuss the different aspects of this topic with each other and with the audience. The day will end with an Oxford-style debate that is guaranteed to provoke a lively argument.
Who should attend?
Academics, judges, practitioners and anyone who has a specific interest in the topic of “Single Taxation?” is very welcome to attend this year’s event.
Distinguished Lecture: Let's kick the tires
Thursday, 5 October 2017 from 16:00 to 17:30
Agnietenkapel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
On the afternoon preceding the symposium, Prof. Stef van Weeghel will start a new series of Amsterdam distinguished lectures in international tax law in a historic building that is a regular setting for PhD defence ceremonies of the University of Amsterdam.
Participation in the symposium and the distinguished lecture is free, but is restricted in number by the capacity of the venues.
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Pre-Symposium Events: Thursday, 5 October 2017
16.00 – 17.30 Amsterdam Distinguished Lecture in International Tax Law
Let's Kick the Tires
Prof. Stef van Weeghel (University of Amsterdam, PWC Global Tax Policy Leader, Chair of IBFD Board of Trustees)
17.30 – 18.30 Reception
Symposium: Friday, 6 October 2017
IBFD Head Office - Auditorium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
08.30 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.15 Welcome
Prof. Pasquale Pistone (Academic Chairman of IBFD, WU Vienna, University of Salerno)
09.15 – 09.30 Introduction to the seminar topic
A 2017 LLM graduate of the IBFD-UvA Advanced Master programme
09.30 – 10.45 Session 1: Single Taxation as a Policy Goal
Chair: Prof. Frans Vanistendael
Prof. Dan Berman (RSM US LLP, formerly: University of Boston, Deputy International Tax Counsel US Treasury, Legislation Counsel to US Joint Committee on Taxation)
Prof. Luis Schoueri (IBFD Professor-in-Residence 2017, University of São Paolo, Lacaz Martins, Pereira Neto, Gurevich & Schoueri, Advogados)
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.30 Session 2: Do Taxpayers Have a Right to Effective Double Tax Relief?
Chair: Prof. Pasquale Pistone
Prof. Christian Kaeser (Global Head of Tax, Siemens)
Dr. Joanna Wheeler (IBFD, ACTL, University of Amsterdam)
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.15 Session 3: Single Taxation in the EU Internal Market
Chair: Prof. Dennis Weber (ACTL, University of Amsterdam and Loyens & Loeff)
Prof. Frans Vanistendael (Prof. em. KU Leuven)
Prof. Peter Wattel (ACTL, University of Amsterdam, Advocate-General Supreme Court of the Netherlands)
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break
15.45 – 17.30 Session 4: Oxford-Style Debate
Motion: “This House believes that the notion of single taxation is a worthless chimera.”
Chair: Prof. Stef van Weeghel
For the motion: Prof. Eric Kemmeren (University of Tilburg, EY) and a 2017 LLM graduate of the IBFD-UvA Advanced Master programme
Against the motion: Dr Svetislav Kostic (University of Belgrade, Deloitte) and a 2017 LLM graduate of the IBFD-UvA Advanced Master programme