ADIT: This year’s Joint International Tax Conference
A global audience of nearly 150 tax professionals and international tax law students tuned in for the 12th Joint International Tax Conference, which took place online on 14 and 15 July. The conference was once again held in partnership between King’s College London (KCL), the CIOT, ADIT and the International Fiscal Association (IFA)’s UK Branch, appealing to a diverse audience of members and students from around the world.
Chaired by Jonathan Schwarz, barrister at Temple Tax Chambers and director of KCL’s International Tax Law LLM programme, this annual event has become a fixture in the calendar for many international tax specialists. The conference attracts some of the most influential thought leaders in the field, while providing an invaluable opportunity for the next generation of international tax leaders, including students at KCL and members of the ADIT community, to gain real-world insights into the practical application of international tax concepts.
This year’s conference featured keynote speeches from the Head of the OECD’s Transfer Pricing Unit, Manuel de los Santos, and Liselott Kana, Co-Chair of the UN Tax Committee and Head of the International Tax Legislation Department within the Chile Ministry of Finance. Manuel and Liselott were joined by an international roster of expert speakers from across the legal, accountancy and corporate sectors, who between them explored a number of emerging topics in the international tax discourse in a series of panel sessions.
The first day’s agenda included analysis of the key current issues in transfer pricing, and a deep-dive into some recent international cases featuring tax law professors and senior lawyers from Europe and North America. The second day saw discussion of the likely international tax prospects for businesses outside the scope of the OECD’s two-pillar solution, followed by a look at the taxation of digital nomads following the pandemic.
CIOT President Susan Ball gave an address, while the delegates were also able to enjoy an online networking session, meeting with the speakers and helping to keep the conversation flowing even in the absence of the traditional drinks and canapés!
If you missed the live event but would like to view recordings of the sessions, these are available to purchase at: https://cvent.me/rv1GOQ
The programme included a panel session entitled ‘Pillar I and II: What about the rest of us?’, chaired by Jennie Rimmer CTA(Fellow) ATT, Head of Tax at Canopius: