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UnscheduledRecent Developments in International Tax Planning considering BEPS and the MLI

International tax planning will be affected by changes to the domestic legislation of countries as well as by the Multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related BEPS measures (MLI), which is currently being ratified by a large number of States. Once its provisions become effective, the MLI provisions will have a major impact on existing tax planning structures as well as on advising on new tax planning structures. Moreover, transfer pricing has been affected by these recent developments. Although all these changes will have a significant impact, they will not terminate international tax planning altogether. This course will give you the latest “All You Need to Know” about the impact of those recent developments. In three days, the course will provide an overview of the various changes and what needs to be considered for successful international tax planning after BEPS and the MLI.
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
Singapore - Singapore
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 for registrations received 60 days or more before the commencement of the course (cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts).
Recent Developments in International Tax Planning considering BEPS and the MLI

Overview and learning objectives

This three-day intermediate-level course focuses on international tax planning structures of multinational corporations following recent international developments, such as the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI) and the new OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines.

The course is designed to provide participants who deal with international tax planning with the latest updates on tax treaty and transfer pricing developments relevant to their day-to-day work. It covers, through a combination of formal presentations and case studies, the practical implications these recent developments may have on existing structures that rely on tax treaties and highlights the risks associated with their use in the post-BEPS world.

This is an interactive course with a maximum of 40 participants. Participants will receive access to online supplementary materials. 

Field of study

Who should participate

The course is suitable for finance and tax personnel of multinational enterprises, tax accountants, economists and lawyers, in-house tax managers, tax and transfer pricing advisers, and government officials.

Course level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level course. Participants should be familiar with the underlying tax treaty principles. 

Continuing professional education

Recommended CPE points for this course: 21 (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 at the course, travel arrangements, payments and cancellations, please consult our FAQ.


  • Setting the scene 
  • OECD multilateral instrument 
  • The MLI in practice - an example
  • Substance considerations in international tax planning
  • Substance and permanent establishments 
  • Substance in global value chains
  • Recent EU anti-tax avoidance developments
  • Unilateral BEPS-motivated domestic law measures
  • Transfer pricing post-BEPS
  • Case studies
  • Bart Kosters
    Bart Kosters is a Senior Principal Research Associate in IBFD’s Tax Services Department in Amsterdam. He has over 30 years of experience in domestic and international taxation. His areas of...
  • Tom Toryanik
    Tom Toryanik is Tax Director at Deloitte, based in Singapore. Prior to joining Deloitte, he worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland as Head of Tax for South East Asia and Australia. He also worked...
  • Hemal Zobalia
    Hemal Zobalia is a Partner with Deloitte Haskin & Sells, India. He has been advising clients on tax and regulatory matters for over 22 years. He is specialized in international tax and has...