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UnscheduledCurrent Issues in International Tax Structuring and Tax Planning – The Chinese Outbound Perspective

This intermediate-level course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the current discussions relating to Chinese outbound international tax planning. Participants of the course will be given the opportunity to explore the latest legislative changes in the international tax arena (particularly the latest OECD and UN developments) and to discuss their concerns and potential responses. Domestic developments in the United States as well as regional implementation of BEPS Actions and their impact on Chinese multinational companies will also be looked at.
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
Beijing - China
Client offer:
20% discount for IBFD Membership clients and 10% discount for Global Tax Explorer (Plus) clients.
Early Bird Discount: a 30% discount will be automatically applied to registrations received until 
21 September 2018.
Current Issues in International Tax Structuring and Tax Planning – The Chinese Outbound Perspective
Please check the link below for the full description and course programme in Chinese.
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The course will be conducted in English and simultaneous translation will be available.


Overview and learning objectives

In this course we are looking at the current status and the most recent developments regarding Chinese outbound international tax planning. Our focus areas throughout the course will include the following:

  • current trends in Chinese outbound international tax planning, including the review and monitoring of the implementation of the OECD BEPS measures in Southeast Asia, an update on the EU and UN developments, and a brief look at the recent global developments
  • the most recent update on the implementation of the Multilateral Instrument and its impact on Chinese outbound international tax planning involving tax treaties
  • the effectiveness of Chinese anti-avoidance measures such as GAAR, CFC regime and treaty anti-abuse rules
  • tax treatment of related-party debt financing and other intra-group financial transactions
  • tax planning related to R&D activities and IP
  • recent developments concerning transfer pricing
  • permanent establishment risks related to Chinese investments abroad
  • 2017 US tax reform and its importance for Chinese companies
  • taxation of the digital economy around the globe

Field of study


Who should attend?

The course is suitable for in-house tax specialists, managers, senior managers and directors working for Chinese multinational companies as well as tax advisers, accountants and government officials. Since the course’s focus point is Chinese outbound investments, the course will be particularly relevant for tax professionals who already work with outbound tax structures or who would like to gain more knowledge about tax planning related to Chinese outbound investments.

Course level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level course. Participants will be expected to have a good knowledge of the tax system in China and the principles of international taxation and transfer pricing. The course will be held in English, so it is important that participants have adequate English language skills.

Pre-course preparation

In order to participate in this particular course, no advance preparation is necessary

Interactive course - "Group Live"

To safeguard the interactive nature of the course, including group discussions and case studies, a limited number of 40 participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended.

Continuing Professional Education

Recommended CPE points for this course: 10 (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.

For more information regarding this course and registration, contact:

区域运营经理 - IBFD
电话: +86-010-5907 1286
手机: +86-189-0118 3806

Pindar Xie
Regional Account Manager - IBFD
Tel: +86-10-5907 1286

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Venue details:

InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun
No. 1 South Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District
100027 Beijing P.R. China
Tel: +86-10-6530 8888 Fax: +86-10-6530 8887

北京市朝阳区南三里屯路1号 : 北京 , 北京 ,100027, 中国 : +86-10-6530 8888

  • Current issues in international tax
  • The US corporate tax reform and its impact on China
  • Managing permanent establishment risks in the post-BEPS environment
  • Tax planning for IP in the post-BEPS era
  • Tax planning for holding and financing structures
  • Looking ahead: taxation of the digital economy
  • Jan de Goede
      Prof. Jan J.P. de Goede, Senior Principal, Tax Knowledge Management, has held several positions at IBFD including Director of the Knowledge Centre. He performs various academic, teaching...
  • Shiqi Ma is a Principal Research Associate at IBFD and Head of the IBFD China office. As a researcher, he is responsible for China and Taiwan. He joined IBFD in 1998 and has been the author of the...
  • Premkumar Baldewsing 
    Premkumar Baldewsing (AKA Boyke Baldewsing) is a Principal Research Associate at IBFD. He has extensive experience in the (inter)national tax arena, including in senior in-house tax...
    Michael Lebovitz is a partner in the tax transactions and consulting practice of the international law firm Mayer Brown. Based in Los Angeles, he is part of Mayer Brown’s global tax...