Dr. Jeffrey Owens, OECD, to Present 16th Annual Tillinghast Lecture on Tues., Sept. 27th at 6:00 PM

Dr. Jeffrey Owens

On Tues., September 27th at 6:00 PM, Dr. Jeffrey Owens, Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD, will deliver the 16th Annual David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation.

Dr. Owens’s lecture is titled “”Tax Competition: To Welcome or Not?”  Dr. Owens will deliver the lecture in Greenberg Lounge (1st floor of Vanderbilt Hall).  This year’s lecture will be dedicated to the memory of Professor James S. Eustice, who passed away earlier this year.

The Tillinghast lectures are presented through the cooperation of NYU School of Law and the New York law firm Baker & McKenzie to honor David R. Tillinghast , a partner in the firm and a leading international tax lawyer.   To register to attend the event, please click here .

Update: A video of the event is available here .

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International Tax Program forms Practice Council

NYU Law’s International Tax Program (ITP) has announced the formation of the Practice Council, a new organization that will serve in an advisory and supporting capacity for the ITP. Its members, distinguished tax practitioners from 15 countries, will promote the ITP throughout the world, provide assistance in recruiting students and global faculty, participate in seminars and other programs at the Law School, help with fundraising and scholarship efforts, and advise on curriculum development. It will meet once a year, usually in New York. “We expect great things from the new Practice Council,” says ITP director David Rosenbloom. “It will bolster our educational efforts in many ways.”

The ITP provides full-time, foreign-trained students a firm grounding in the U.S. international tax system and offers multiple courses that reflect the globalization of tax law principles and practices. It draws students from around the world – participants to date have come from 40 countries.

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ITP Lecture: Michael Lennard (Fri, Nov 19)

On Friday, November 19, 2010 at 1:15 PM in Vanderbilt Room 202, the fourth International Tax Program Lecture of the 2010-11 academic year will be delivered by Michael Lennard (Financing for Development Office of the United Nations).  His presentation is entitled “The United Nations Tax Cooperation Work – its Areas of Focus and its Relationship to OECD and other Tax Work.”

Mr. Lennard joined the United Nations in New York in November 2005, as Chief, International Tax Cooperation and Trade in the Financing for Development Office (FfDO).  The FfDO provides Secretarial support to the UN tax work, notably the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters.  This work has a particular focus on ensuring the fairness and workability of international tax norms, including achieving greater developing country input into those norms, and encouraging cooperation to improve tax systems and administrations, as a spur to sustained development.

The International Tax Program Luncheon Lecture Series is open to all current Tax LL.M. students.  The full schedule of speakers for this semester is available here .  If you would like to attend, you must send an RSVP to Greg Zwahlen.

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ITP Lunch Lecture: Christiana Panayi (Fri, Nov 5)

Christiana Panayi

On Friday, November 5, 2010 at 1:15 PM in Vanderbilt Room 202, the third International Tax Program Lecture of the 2010-11 academic year will be delivered by Christiana Panayi (Queen Mary, University of London).  Her presentation is entitled “Reverse Subsidiarity and EU Tax Law:  Can Member States be Left to their Own Devices?”

Christiana Panayi is a senior lecturer in Tax Law at Queen Mary, University of London. She teaches on the EC Tax Law, International Tax Law and UK Business Taxation courses of the LLM Programme, and is also a research fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. She is preparing a report on the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base for the Tax Law Review Committee.

Dr. Panayi has published extensively in the area of EC and International Tax Law. She speaks regularly at tax conferences and teaches abroad.

The International Tax Program Luncheon Lecture Series is open to all current Tax LL.M. students.  The full schedule of speakers for this semester is available here .  If you would like to attend, you must send an RSVP to Greg Zwahlen.

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Latin American Tax Conference at NYU (Thurs., Oct. 21, 2010)

On Thursday, October 21, 2010, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM in Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge, the International Tax Program will host a conference on Tax Law & Tax Treaties in Latin America with the support of the law firms member of Latin America Tax & Legal Network – LATAXNET and the participation of NYU ITP alumni.

The conference will focus on three main topics, namely, recent significant developments in relevant jurisdictions, transfer pricing regulations and current status of tax treaty negotiation and application throughout Latin America, addressing specific topics of interest for academics, students, and practitioners in a variety of Latin American jurisdictions.  It will consist of six different Panels which will focus in recent developments in transfer pricing and tax treaty negotiation and selected issues in tax treaty application, as well as other relevant issues for each jurisdiction.  Leading tax practitioners will participate, including practitioners from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

To RSVP or for more information on the event, please e-mail Greg Zwahlen.

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ITP Lunch Lecture: Patrick Brown and Joni Walser (GE) (Fri., Oct. 15)

On Friday, October 15, 2010 at 1:15PM in Vanderbilt Room 202, the second International Tax Program Lecture of the 2010-11 academic year will be delivered by Patrick Brown and Joni Walser of General Electric.  Their presentation is entitled “Perspectives on Tax Policy and Planning from Inside a Multinational Corporation.”

The International Tax Program Luncheon Lecture Series is open to all current Tax LL.M. students.  The full schedule of speakers for this semester is available here .  If you would like to attend, you must send an RSVP to Greg Zwahlen.

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Daniel Shaviro Delivers 15th Annual Tillinghast Lecture

On September 21, 2010, Daniel Shaviro, Wayne Perry Professor of Taxation, NYU School of Law, delivered the 15th annual David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation to a crowd of 300 students and practitioners.

In “The Rising Tax-Electivity of U.S. Corporate Residence,” Shaviro explored the tension that exists between the U.S. system of worldwide taxation on resident corporations and the ease with which companies can decide to incorporate domestically and abroad.

A current draft of the paper is available here.  The PowerPoint slides from Professor Shaviro’s lecture are available here.  A video of the entire lecture is available below:

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ITP Luncheon Lecture: David Rosenbloom (Fri., Sept 24, 2010)

H. David Rosenbloom

On Friday, September 24, 2010 at 1:15PM in Vanderbilt Room 202, the first International Tax Program Lecture of the 2010-11 academic year will be delivered by H. David Rosenbloom, James S. Eustice Visiting Professor of Taxation and Director of the International Tax Program, NYU School of Law.  His presentation will concern cross-border tax arbitrage and other contemporary issues in international tax law.

The International Tax Program Luncheon Lecture Series is open to all current Tax LL.M. students.  The full schedule of speakers for this semester is available here .  If you would like to attend, you must send an RSVP to Greg Zwahlen.

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Daniel Shaviro to Deliver Tillinghast Lecture (Tues., Sept 21, 6:00 PM, Greenberg Lounge)

On Tues., September 21st at 6:00 PM, Daniel Shaviro, Wayne Perry Professor of Taxation, will deliver the 15th Annual David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation.

Daniel Shaviro

Professor Shaviro’s lecture is titled “The Rising Tax-Electivity of U.S. Corporate Residence.”  Professor Shaviro will deliver the lecture in Greenberg Lounge (1st floor of Vanderbilt Hall).

The Tillinghast lectures are presented through the cooperation of NYU School of Law and the New York law firm Baker & McKenzie to honor David R. Tillinghast , a partner in the firm and a leading international tax lawyer.   To register to attend the event, please click here .

Welcome to Professors Oh and Pellerin-Catellier

We are delighted to welcome Professors Jason Oh and Florie Pellerin-Catellier, our new Acting Assistant Professors of Tax Law:

  • Jason Oh

    Jason Oh

    Professor Oh will teach Taxation of Property Transactions and Survey of Tax Procedure in the Fall 2010 semester and will teach Tax Policy in the Spring 2011 semester.  Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Professor Oh spent three years as a tax associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and restructurings.  Professor Oh graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2007 and summa cum laude (physics and mathematics) from Harvard University in 2004.  During his time at Harvard, Professor Oh investigated protein folding using statistical sampling and the extent to which capital markets take into account unfunded pension liabilities.

  • Florie Pellerin-Catellier
    Prof Pellerin-Catellier

    Florie Pellerin-Catellier

    Professor Pellerin-Catellier will teach Corporate Tax for ITP in the Fall 2010 semester and Comparative Tax Policy in the Spring 2011 semester.  Professor Pellerin-Catellier is a graduate from the University of Ottawa, where she obtained a joint degree in civil law (B.C.L.) and in common law (LL.B.). From 2007 to 2008, she acted as a law clerk for Justice Marie Deschamps of the Supreme Court of Canada.  Upon completion of her Quebec Bar exams, she joined the tax department of one of Canada’s leading law firms. She then came to New York University School of Law as a Vanderbilt Scholar to pursue an LL.M. in International Taxation.  Professor Pellerin-Catellier’s specific areas of interest include international taxation, corporate taxation, comparative tax law and taxation in developing countries.

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