The Presidential Candidates’ Tax Plans — October 25, 2016

NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
Faculty Library (3rd floor)
Tuesday, October 25th, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

On Tuesday, October 25th from 6:00-7:30 PM, the NYU Graduate Tax Program will host a discussion of the presidential candidates’ tax plans, featuring representatives of major Washington DC policy institutions. The panelists will discuss Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s evolving tax plans, their effects on revenues and the distribution of tax burdens, and the pros and cons of different ways of estimating their impact on economic growth.

The panelists are: Chye-Ching Huang (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities); Benjamin R. Page (Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center); and Kyle Pomerleau (Tax Foundation). Professor Lily Batchelder (NYU Law) will moderate the discussion.

To RSVP, please click here. We hope you can join us.

Video Recording: The Proposed Section 385 Regulations Panel – October 13, 2016

Please see below for video recordings of the panel on the Proposed Section 385 Regulations, which was held by the NYU School of Law and IFA on October 13, 2016. The first video shows the slides in the foreground directly next to the speakers. The second video just shows the speakers with the slides in the background.



Global Tax Conference: Divergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

earthDivergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

NYU School of Law
nderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
Friday, October 28th, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Please join us for a day-long conference titled Divergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. This program will examine multiple national perspectives on international base erosion, profit shifting, and recent anti-abuse efforts. It is part of a global tax conference series co-organized by the Graduate Tax Program of NYU School of Law, the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law at University of Amsterdam, the University of São Paulo, and the China International Tax Center of the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing (click here for information about prior events in this series).

To RSVP, please click here.

The full schedule of panels and speakers is below:

Morning Session (Vanderbilt Hall Room 210)

7:30-8:00 AM: Registration

8:00 AM: Welcome

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM: Panel 1: European Commission State Aid Cases
Dan Shaviro (NYU Law) (moderator)
Itai Grinberg (Georgetown Law Center)
Hein Vermeulen (University of Amsterdam)
Dennis Weber (University of Amsterdam)

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Coffee Break

10:00 – 11:30 AM: Panel 2: Predictive Value of BEPS Country-by-Country Reports
Joshua Blank (NYU Law) (moderator)
Steve Wrappe (KPMG)
David Ernick (PwC)
Reena Bhatt (Geller & Company)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

Afternoon Session (Vanderbilt Hall Room 204)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Panel 3: Less Developed Countries and Tax Treaties
Rick Reinhold (Willkie Farr & Gallagher) (moderator)
Steve Dean (Brooklyn Law School)
Lily Faulhaber (Georgetown Law Center)
Michael Lennard (UN – by video)

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Coffee Break

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Panel 4: US Compliance with the OECD BEPS Project
Mitchell Kane (NYU Law) (moderator)
Stephen Shay (Harvard Law School)
Dennis Weber (University of Amsterdam
Gustavo Vettori (Fundação Getúlio Vargas)
• Carlo Garbarino (Bocconi)

4:30 PM: Concluding Remarks


Please join us on Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 PM in Vanderbilt Hall, room 210 for a panel discussion titled “The Proposed Section 385 Regulations: Brilliant Tax Policy or Tax Policy Misstep?”, co-hosted by the NYU Graduate Tax Program and the International Fiscal Association USA Branch-NY Region.  The panelists will discuss the proposed regulations under section 385, and the policy issues associated with the use of the regulations to attack inversion transactions and inbound financing strategies.  The panelists are:

–Robert Stack, Deputy Assistant Secretary (International Tax Affairs), U.S. Treasury
–Lucy Farr, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardell LLP
–James Peaslee, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
–Willard Taylor, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP/NYU Law, moderator

The panel discussion will take place from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM and will be followed by a reception from 7:30 -8:30 PM.  Please RSVP here.


Please join us on Monday, October 10th from 12:45 to 1:45 PM in Vanderbilt Hall, room 202 for a special lunch with tax attorneys from ExxonMobil. Professor Denney Wright, who is Senior Tax Counsel, Global Training and Development at ExxonMobil, and who is teaching Oil & Gas Taxation at the Law School, will visit us from Houston. Several of Professor Wright’s colleagues from ExxonMobil will join him. During the lunch we hope to cover three topics: (1) the duties and needs of the in-house tax department of a major corporation, (2) special features of oil & gas tax practice and (3) careers in tax at ExxonMobil. Please RSVP here.

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