The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) School of Law and Tribute are proud to present the inaugural webinar on International Tax Arbitration in Asia, supported by the OECD, International Association of Tax Judges, Tax Academy of Singapore, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Singapore Association of Chartered Tax Professionals and Tax Analysts.
The webinar themed Tax Arbitration – Alternative Dispute Resolution Whose Time Has Come for Asia comes at a critical juncture:
1. Notwithstanding arbitration being included in the model conventions by the OECD in 2008 and the UN Tax Committee in 2011 and the strong push in BEPS Action 14, Asia remains hesitant at accepting arbitration. Recently, the OECD publication of the Arbitration Profiles of 30 jurisdictions, Asia counts just Mauritius, Singapore and Japan out of 40 Asian jurisdictions who have accepted mandatory arbitration.
2. India’s challenge of international arbitration tribunal decisions in the high profile cases of Vodafone and Cairns Energy.
3. Arbitration becoming an integral part of the future international tax architecture given its centrality in the G20-OECD Pillar 1 dispute prevention and resolution regime. It is thus crucial that the Asian tax community gets a chance to listen to top OECD and global experts on this important area.
Chaired by Sam Sim, member of Tribute arbitration expert panel and International Association of Tax Judges, the speakers include:
1. Honourable Chief Justice Eugene Rossiter, Tax Court of Canada
2. Lee Harley, OECD Head of the Treaty Unit
3. Hans Mooij, Netherlands, Chair of Tribute
4. Prof H David Rosenbloom, Head of NYU School of Law ITP program
5. Prof Jorge Espinosa, Universidad Católica de Chile
6. A/Prof Darren Koh, SUSS School of Law Vice-Dean, Head of Master of Tax program
7. Ex-Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares, Philippines
8. Mukesh Butani, IFA India Chair and Vice-Chair of ICC Tax Commission
9. Prof Yansheng Zhu, Law School of Xiamen University