Please join us for an interactive breakfast roundtable where renowned international tax QCs Philip Baker QC and David Bloom QC will address practical aspects of the Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) and Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law (MAAL) in the UK and Australia respectively.
Our guest QC speakers will join Richard Woolich, Paul Rutherford, Joel Cooper and Jock McCormack from DLA Piper, and focus on the key issues faced by multinationals operating in these jurisdictions and the solutions being adopted.
This roundtable discussion provides a unique opportunity to explore these concepts and for you to exchange ideas and network with your peers.
Spaces are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We do hope you are able to join us.
08:00 - Registration & breakfast
08:30 - Roundtable discussion
10:00 - Close reception
08:00 - Registration and breakfast
08:30 - Welcome and Introduction, Richard Woolich, Partner and UK Head of Tax, DLA Piper
08:40 - DPT – Key issues to be aware of, Philip Baker QC, Field Court Tax Chambers, London
09:05 - MAAL – Key issues to be aware of, David Bloom QC, Field Court Tax Chambers, Melbourne (by Video Conference)
09:30 - Roundtable discussion and Q&A, Moderated by Joel Cooper, Co-Head International Transfer Pricing, DLA Piper
10:00 - Close
Philip Baker QC, Field Court Tax Chambers
Philip Baker QC is a barrister at Field Court Tax Chambers, Gray’s Inn. He began practice in 1987, having been a full-time lecturer in law at London University from 1979 until then. He has maintained links with academia, and is now visiting professor at Oxford University. He took silk in 2002. He specialises primarily in international aspects of taxation, which covers both corporate and private client matters. He has a particular interest in taxation and the European Convention on Human Rights, and is the author of a book on Double Taxation Conventions. He has appeared in cases before courts and tribunals at virtually every level from the Special Commissioners (now the Tax Tribunal) to the House of Lords, Privy Council and European Court of Justice. He is a former member of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and remains a member of several committees of the CIOT and of the International Tax Sub-Committee of the Law Society. He is a member of the UK Committee of the International Fiscal Association and a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA. In 1997 Philip was awarded an OBE in the Foreign Office list for work with Chinese political refugees in the UK.
David Bloom QC, Field Court Tax Chambers
David Bloom QC holds the degrees of LL B (Hons) and LL M (Hons) from the University of Sydney. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in March 1972 and was employed as a Solicitor at Messrs Dawson Waldron, becoming an Associate Partner there in 1975. He was called to the New South Wales Bar in August 1975 and became one of Her Majesty’s Counsel in 1987.
David practices predominantly in the area of revenue law in which he is considered one of the most pre-eminent jurists in Australia. He is the most senior and experienced advocate in his field.
Over a career that spans more than 40 years, he has appeared in some of the most important landmark cases in taxation law, as well as public law generally. David practices in all superior court jurisdictions and maintains chambers in Sydney, Melbourne and London. He is also a member of both the New York State Bar and the Bar of England & Wales.
Joel Cooper, Co-Head of International Transfer Pricing, DLA Piper
Joel provides clients with a fresh perspective on complex transfer pricing and international tax matters by drawing on his unique experience working with businesses and governments from across the globe. He has experience in all areas of transfer pricing and related international tax issues, including supply chain structuring, transfer pricing documentation, advance pricing agreements, application of tax treaties, transfer pricing dispute resolution, and the attribution of profits to permanent establishments. As a co-head of the International Transfer Pricing Group at DLA Piper, Joel is responsible for coordinating the cross-jurisdictional transfer pricing practice.
Paul Rutherford, Partner, DLA Piper
Paul advises on all aspects of UK corporate taxation with a particular focus on transactional work. He concentrates on public company and private equity transactions and on domestic and multi-national corporate mergers, restructures and joint ventures. He regularly handles significant cross-border transactions and also routinely advises on asset finance transactions, UK real estate transactions and insurance taxation.
Jock McCormack, Partner and Australia Head of Tax, DLA Piper
Jock has specific experience in income tax and more than 25 years’ experience managing complex tax matters. He focuses on debt and equity structuring, acquisitions/mergers/divestments, international tax including transfer pricing, capital gains tax and major projects taxation issues.
Jock advises various major corporations on Australian Taxation Office (ATO) tax audits, tax strategy reviews and related issues including managing, negotiation and settling challenging and contentious tax issues and reviews. He also acts for major multinational clients, including those involved in financial services, funds management, property development and investment, construction, hotels (tourism), distribution and major infrastructure projects.
Richard Woolich, Partner and UK Head of Tax , DLA Piper
Richard focuses, in particular, on leading the international VAT practice and on UK and international real estate transactions, joint ventures and funds. He advises entrepreneurs businesses and institutions on all types of property transactions, corporate real estate work and UK and cross border VAT. He has experience in VAT on cross border supplies of goods and services, real estate, financial services, corporate transactions and betting and gaming.