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2 December 2020

Tax Planning for Entertainers and Sports Stars 2020

Optimise your tax planning strategy for Entertainment and Sports Clients - the only event of its kind.


Due to the escalation of the situation regarding COVID-19, we have taken the decision to postpone Tax Planning for Entertainers & Sports Stars 2020 to the 2 December 2020.

The wellbeing of our delegates and colleagues is our number one priority so whilst this decision has not been taken lightly, we feel that moving the event further back in the year will provide the best possible opportunity for the entire industry to meet their business needs.

Meet our Chairman

Patrick Way QC is a barrister at Field Court Tax Chambers.  With strong advocacy and advisory practices, he has successfully represented clients at all levels of the UK court system and he acts for both taxpayer and HMRC alike in cases where the tax at stake may run into hundreds of millions of pounds. He has also advised on some of the biggest UK takeovers. His clients include major corporates as well as famous celebrities, charities, wealthy individuals and businesses of all types whom he has advised in relation to virtually every form of UK tax.

Your definitive update - Get practical guidance from the experts at this unique event

This conference has become a fixture for practitioners in the world of the taxation of entertainers and sports stars.

This year we continue with the vein of attracting top speakers and focus on the changes which have occurred in the last twelve months in all areas concerning this topic. Sessions at the 2020 event include:

An analysis of New IR35 Rules and the 2019 Hull City Case

There will be a focus on the new IR35 rules and HMRC’s continued litigation in the world of personal service companies.  In addition, we will analyse again the position relating to image rights following the Hull City case in 2019 and we will consider how that case and HMRC’s stance impact on the image rights position of sports stars.

Residence and Domicile

There have been more changes in the world of residence and domicile of individuals and all sports stars and entertainers coming to the UK or leaving the UK need to be aware of this. In relation to disputes, getting advice early is very important and our expert will advise on the steps to take.

An Expert View on the Spanish Experience

Spain remains a country which attracts top footballers but their tax experience has been uncomfortable to say the least with many of them suffering criminal convictions. Our expert from Madrid will explain how to avoid these problems and how the Spanish system operates.

International Tours

We pick up again on the way in which international tours for rock bands and other entertainers should be handled.  And we look at Article 17 which continues to be a major component in the advice of the taxation of international entertainers. Finally, we conclude with an overview from one of the country’s experts and an adviser to many of the top stars.

Who has attended previously?



Farrer & Co.

First Names

RBC Wealth Management 

Saffery Champness

Rawlinson & Hunter


Grant Thornton

Fladgate LLP


Trident Trust


Mark Davies & Associates


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