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Tax Controversy Leaders
6 November 2024
The Bloomsbury HotelLondon, UK
6 November 2024
The Bloomsbury Hotel,
London, UK

Tax Controversy Leaders

Bringing together leading tax controversy experts to ensure you are equipped against today's biggest tax risks

Returning this Winter 2024

Dates and venue are now confirmed for Tax Controversy Leaders scheduled to take place 6 November at the The Bloomsbury Hotel, London.

We have started putting the 2024 programme together. If you would like to be kept up to date, you can register your interest by downloading the 2023 agenda here.

Tax Controversy Leaders 2023 at a glance:

The latest policy developments driving global tax transparency

You listened to key international policy makers and gained an understanding of the latest tax policy developments driving the global tax transparency agenda and the impact this may have on the tax controversy and dispute resolution landscape. This was a valuable opportunity to learn about the latest OECD measures on improving tax transparency through CbCR; EU's Transparency obligations under Directive on Administrative Cooperation ("DAC") 6, and much more besides.

Tax authorities’ approach to litigation & disputes

This session brought together tax administration officials to shed light on how revenue authorities are deciding on which cases to litigate and which to settle, which decisions should be appealed against and where to stop. Panellists also explored alternatives to litigation that governments can pursue, the role of the exchange of information networks in international tax litigation, and how much influence public and media interest has in these decisions.

Transfer Pricing controversy & litigation risk

Transfer pricing disputes continue to be at the forefront of the international tax controversy landscape. We explored the latest thinking on managing transfer pricing controversy risk, including practical experiences with APAs and MAP, how tax authorities are using CbCR data, managing State Aid transfer pricing disputes risk in the EU, and asked ourselves the question: is litigation ever the answer to a TP dispute?

Comparative approaches to tax controversy in key jurisdictions

In an increasingly global world, tax disputes are increasingly multi-jurisdictional in character. In this session, we looked at the situations in which international tax disputes can arise, and some of the unique features – such as widely varying legislative frameworks and the different character of different jurisdictions' tax authorities and their preconceptions – that make resolving them a specialist subject. We also looked at the advantages and disadvantages of the dispute resolution mechanisms set out in double tax treaties ('MAP').

Tax crime update - what corporates should know

Of essential attendance to both in-house professionals as well as practitioners in the current environment, this session covered what tax professionals need to know about complying with a production order. This included aspects such as understanding when 'tipping off' considerations will apply, an understanding of Legal professional privilege, confidentiality and production orders. It also shed light on what tax advisors need to know about the offence of 'failing to prevent tax evasion' and the new offence of 'failure to prevent fraud'.


Effective dispute resolution strategies

This session covered key aspects to note when dealing with a tax dispute. In particular, the session covered identifying the relevant law, facts, documents/evidence, time limits and provided an overview of the Tax Tribunal system, including a consideration of costs. The session also covered whether the dispute would be suitable for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and whether judicial review proceedings should be commenced as well as sharing our 'top tips' on how to manage a successful tax dispute.

Become a partner for 2024

We have a number of exclusive and innovative sponsorship and speaking options, to help you demonstrate thought leadership in the arena.

For more information please email Natalia Montoya Palacio.