11th Annual Tax Seminar: The concept of fairness in national and international taxation

Florence

01 - 03 March 2018


Our exciting scientific programme will focus on the topic of "fairness" in taxation. In a world increasingly focused on wealth inequality, both nationally and globally, how are tax authorities seeking to ensure that everyone pays their fair share, and how should tax payers make sure that they get a fair deal too.

Through a combination of practical examples and policy knowledge of top professionals, we will explore issues for corporates, individuals and anyone who wishes to understand the future of fairness through taxation.


AIJA Commissions

  • Tax Law

Full programme

11th Annual Tax Seminar: The concept of fairness in national and international taxation

Thursday 01 March 2018

18:00
Registration at the Grand Hotel Baglioni
18:30 » 20:30
Welcome cocktail at the Grand Hotel Baglioni

Friday 02 March 2018

09:00
Registration at the Grand Hotel Baglioni
09:30 » 09:45
Welcome address
Wiebe de Vries, AIJA President, BloomTax B.V, the Netherlands
09:45 » 10:00
Welcome address
Johan Myrén, President of the AIJA Tax Law Commission, Advokatfirman Lindahl, Sweden
10:00 » 11:30
Procedural fairness – ensuring fairness when dealing with tax authorities
Guest speaker:
Dr Stefano Dorigo, Professor at the University of Florence, Italy
Topics:
The procedures required to be adopted by tax administrations who challenge tax payers
Adversarial processes
The remedies at the taxpayer's disposal in the case of violation
International trends around advance tax agreements
11:30 » 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 » 12:45
Developing tax policy – a "fair" approach
Moderator:
Madeline Gowlett, Travers Smith, UK
Speakers:
Inga Zillmer, Zillmer Steuerrecht, Germany
Clemens Willvonseder, Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte, Austria
Harold Rideau, Rideau Law Firm, US
Francisco Lavandera, Garrigues, Spain
Topics:
Major government initiatives which are clearly targeted at fairness
Fairness in the policy making process
How stakeholders are represented and included in government policy making processes and what changes can be influenced through stakeholder involvement
12:45 » 13:45
Lunch break
13:45 » 14:45
Paying a fair share – fairness and taxation of corporations
Moderator:
Francesco Capitta, Macchi Gangemi, Italy
Speakers:
Silvio Cilia, Corrieri Cilia, Malta
Poul Erik Lytken, Accura, Denmark
Tomas Bailey, Matheson, Ireland
Nicolas Duboille, Simmons & Simmons, France
Topics:
Cross border transactions and the concept of fairness
The impact of fairness on the approach to corporation tax
Practical examples and the influence of BEPs
14:45 » 15:00
Coffee break
15:00 » 16:00
Paying a fair share – fairness and taxation of individuals
Moderator:
Guadalupe Diaz Sunico, Cuatrecasas, Spain
Speakers:
Johan de Ridder, Kocks Partners, Belgium
Eva Stadler, Wolf Theiss, Austria
Alberto Brazzalotto, Maisto, Italy
Benjamin Lister, Taylor Wessing, UK
Topics:
Rules aimed at increasing fairness and which impact individuals
Key groups may involve high net worth and internationally mobile individuals
The role of rules regarding non-domiciles
16:45 » 18:45
Optional afternoon programme - Guided visit at the Uffizi Gallery
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally
20:30 » 23:00
Dinner at the Buca Mario restaurant
23:00
Optional evening programme - Colle Bereto Café
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Saturday 03 March 2018

09:30 » 10:30
Fairness and the rights of the tax payer
Moderator:
Jose Aguillar Shea, Squire Patton Boggs, Spain
Speakers:
Pietro Mastellone, Cordeiro Guerra, Italy
Catarina Belim, Belim Services, Portugal
Samad Laghmouchi, Laghmouchi Law, the Netherlands
Eric Flueckiger, Vischer, Switzerland
Topics:
How can and should the rights of the taxpayer be protected?
Can clearances play a role?
What part should limits on powers of enforcement play?
How must certainty and the rule of law be factored in?
10:30 » 10:50
Coffee break
10:50 » 12:00
Round table discussion – Fairness and the rights of the tax payer
Moderator:
Jose Aguillar Shea, Squire Patton Boggs, Spain
All attendees will be invited to share their experiences and views on this fascinating topic.
12:00 » 13:00
Lunch break
14:30 » 18:30
Optional afternoon social programme
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Visit and wine tasting at the Sant'Appiano Winery in Chianti
20:00
Optional dinner
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

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Practical information

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Please book you accommodation at

Grand Hotel Baglioni

Piazza dell'Unità Italiana, 6

50123 Florence, Italy 

T: +39 055 23580

W: https://www.hotelbaglioni.it/en

Group Code to benefit from preferential rates prior to 1 February 2018:

AIJA2018

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and is at the participant’s expense.

Organizing Committee

Aliasghar KANANI
BONNARD LAWSON International Law Firm (SWITZERLAND)

Jessica KEMP
Travers Smith LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Pietro MASTELLONE
Studio Legale Cordeiro Guerra & Associati (ITALY)

Johan MYREN
Advokatfirman Lindahl KB (SWEDEN)

Giacomo PAILLI
Studio MPM (ITALY)

National Representatives

Chiara CALIANDRO
Studio Legale De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani (ITALY)