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UnscheduledCurrent Issues in International Tax Planning

This intermediate-level course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the current discussions on international tax planning. Participants of the course will also be given the opportunity to explore the latest legislative changes in the international tax arena and to discuss their concerns and potential responses. 
Since the intention of this course is to focus on the very latest updates relating to international tax planning the programme may be subject to changes as important developments occur.


Please note: This course is not currently scheduled. The price, program and instructors are detailed as per the previous course for information purposes only and may be subject to change.
Tax Courses
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
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Client offer:
20% discount for Global Tax Premier clients and 10% discount for Global Tax Explorer (Plus) clients.


Early Bird Discount: a 30% discount will be automatically applied for registrations received 60 days or more before the commencement of the course (cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts).
Current Issues in International Tax Planning

Overview and learning objectives

Subsequent to the OECD/G20 BEPS Project and the EU anti-avoidance initiatives, the implementation and the impact of these measures are key elements of the work ahead. In this course we are looking at the most recent updates, the current status and the prospects regarding international tax planning. Our focus areas throughout the course will include the following:

  • current trends in international tax planning, including the review and monitoring of the implementation of OECD measures, an update on the EU state of affairs and a brief look at recent global developments;
  • the future of tax technology and its effect on international business;
  • the most recent update on the implementation of the Multilateral Instrument and its impact on international tax planning involving tax treaties;
  • the effectiveness of anti-avoidance measures such as GAARs, CFC regimes, thin capitalization rules and treaty anti-abuse rules;
  • the latest updates on the taxation of the digital economy and the global tax reform;
  • recent developments with regard to tax dispute prevention, tax audit management and tax dispute resolution;
  • tax treatment of related-party debt financing and other intra-group financial transactions;
  • international tax considerations of mismatches in entity and instrument characterization;
  • recent developments concerning transfer pricing;

Field of study

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for practitioners in tax advisory firms, tax specialists in commerce and industry, and government officials.

Course level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level course. Participants will be expected to have a basic knowledge of the tax system of at least one country.

Pre-course preparation

In order to participate in this particular course, no advance preparation is necessary. Participants will have access to relevant online collections on the IBFD Tax Research Platform for a period of two weeks.

Interactive course - "Group Live"

To safeguard the interactive nature of the course, including group discussions and case studies, a maximum of 32 participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended.

We invite you to send us in advance any technical, content-related questions you may have. During the course we will try to address your specific questions, but please note that this will depend on the amount of time available, the relevance of the questions and the order in which the questions are received.

Should you have a question, please send it to

Disclaimer: The information provided during the course has been prepared solely for the instruction of course participants. This information is not intended to constitute advice on any particular matter

Continuing Professional Education

Recommended NASBA CPE points for this course: 20.5 (in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE points, CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour). Read more information on CPE points and accreditation for IBFD International Tax Courses.

Course fee and registration details

The course fee covers participation in the course, all course materials, lunch, coffee/tea and refreshments. The costs of accommodation and transport are not covered. If you have any other questions regarding attendance of the course, travel arrangements, payments and cancellations, please consult our FAQ.


  • Current trends and issues in international tax planning
  • Transformation of tax function
  • Countering aggressive tax planning from an EU perspective
  • The multilateral instrument - has it been a success?
  • A selection of treaty anti-abuse rules and their impact on international structuring 
  • Digital taxation and global tax reform 
  • Tax dispute prevention and resolution in an international tax environment 
  • How to manage permanent establishment risks 
  • Latest update on transfer pricing 
  • International tax developments in the United States and Asia
  • Case study 
    Annemiek Kale is Global Head of Tax at Arla Foods amba in Denmark. Arla Foods is an international dairy cooperative that is the largest dairy producer in Scandinavia. The tax team of Arla...
  • Premkumar Baldewsing 
    Premkumar Baldewsing is a Principal Research Associate at IBFD. He has extensive experience in the (inter)national tax arena, including in senior in-house tax functions with financial...
    Jeroen Kuppens is the Director of KPMG Meijburg & Co’s Transfer Pricing & Value Chain Management (VCM) Team in Amstelveen. He specializes in TESCM and Transfer Pricing design and...
  • Sander Derksen is a member of KPMG’s Global Compliance Management Services. Since 2005, he has rendered international tax advisory and tax compliance services to multinational clients with a...
  • Carlos Gutiérrez is a Principal Research Associate at IBFD Tax Services. He is involved in client research, government consultancy projects, and in the development and teaching of training...
  • Alexia Kardachaki
    Alexia Kardachaki is an associate at Lubbers, Boer & Douma, The Hague. Her fields of expertise include international tax law (interpretation and application of tax treaties, multilateral...
  • Hans Pijl has Linguistics (MA) and Law (LLM) degrees from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. He is an independent tax lawyer and was until recently of counsel to Deloitte in matters...
  • Jasna Voje
    Jasna Voje is a Policy Assistant at DG TAXUD, European Commission, working on policy design with respect to corporate taxation, dispute resolution, exchange of information and administrative...
  • Alessandro Turina
    Alessandro Turina is a senior research associate at IBFD, where he focuses on international and European tax law. He holds a PhD in International Tax Law from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy),...
  • Barry Larking is an international tax strategist providing guidance and commentary on global tax technical and policy developments. After graduating from Oxford University and working as a UK tax...
  • Shaomei Chen
    Shaomei Chen is a tax associate at NautaDutilh, based in the Amsterdam office. She advises Dutch and international clients on a diverse range of corporate tax issues, with a focus on Asian...