Effective international tax dispute resolution

Cross-border tax disputes are on the rise in the post-BEPS era with an increasing risk of double taxation. This webinar will provide some insights on the tools that are available to taxpayers to help prevent and resolve cross-border tax disputes. You will also learn from the experts on when and how to make use of these tools and to do so more effectively.

Topics Covered

Block 1: Causes of international tax disputes  

  • Main causes of cross-border tax disputes 
  • Transfer pricing disputes
  • International tax disputes

Block 2: International dispute resolution mechanisms

  • Advance pricing agreements (APA)
  • Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) 
  • Arbitration

Block 3: Best practice and practical tips

  • OECD minimum standards and practical impact
  • Some practical tips: Dos and don'ts

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, the participants will be able to: 

  • Identify causes of disputes in tax treaties and the relevant tool that can help resolve these disputes;
  • Differentiate between available dispute resolution mechanisms and when they are available, or not; 
  • Use advance pricing agreements as a dispute prevention mechanism and do so in the most effective way.


  • Bo Darling Larsen
  • Melissa Kuster - Senior Director CBRE, Global Transfer Pricing and Controversy
  • Francesco de Lillo (facilitator) - Managing Senior, European Tax Knowledge Team

Field of study


Who should participate

This webinar would benefit tax professionals working in multinational groups, tax and legal advisory firms and governments:

  • In-house tax professionals and advisors looking to understand cross-border tax disputes and how to resolve them using international instruments such as the mutual agreement procedures, arbitration conventions, advance pricing agreements, etc.;
  • Legal professionals assessing the risk of tax controversy and the role of international instruments;
  • Government officials involved in the implementation and administration of cross-border dispute resolution mechanisms.

Course level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level webinar. Participants in this webinar are expected to have at least 3 to 5 years of experience in international tax and are familiar with the key concepts of international tax law.

Advance preparation

No advance preparation is needed. Participants are expected to be familiar with the key concepts of international tax law.

Interactive webinar – “Group Internet Based” (live webinar only)

During live webinars, it is possible to interact with the presenters via a chat message function. Please note that questions are answered based on relevance, order of receipt and available time. Additionally, participants in the live webinar are invited to answer poll questions. Participants will also have access to the on-demand version for a further 12 months from the live date.

Date of live broadcast: 16 May 2023

On-demand webinar

On-demand webinars are intended for individual self-study only. Unlike live webinars, they are not open to interactive participation nor do they offer the assistance of a real-time instructor. Access to on-demand webinars is granted for a period of 12 months.

Continuing Professional Education

Many accrediting organizations will grant continuing professional education (CPE) credit(s) for an IBFD audio-visual broadcast. It is advisable, however, that you check with your accrediting body as to whether this applies only to live webinars or to on-demand webinars as well. International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of CPE on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. NASBA CPE credit – 1 (only applicable to live webinar).

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