Baker McKenzie EMEA Tax Planning and Transactions Conference

Date & Time

4 October 2017 | Registration Starts 8:30 AM (British Standard Time)


Baker & McKenzie LLP
100 New Bridge Street
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Many of the norms that have underpinned the structuring of deals are being turned on their head. Debt restriction and anti-debt pushdown rules challenge the way transactions are financed. EU’s Anti Tax Avoidance Directive threatens the viability of traditional investment structures while OECD Multi Lateral Instrument will restrict treaty access to many type of investment/holding vehicles. Those international changes together with new unilateral tax rules also impact deal integration and carve outs. As a result, tax compliance becomes a challenge in this increasingly transparent world with new responsibilities on the tax position of counter parties backed by criminal sanction; all this at a time when tax functions are focussing more on how tax can contribute towards the overall optimisation of the business.