International Corporate Tax Update Event

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Thu. April 27, 2017

Marks Paneth LLP
685 Third Avenue
New York, NY

International Corporate Tax Update Event: proposed policy changes and how they may affect Transatlantic business activities.

As we enter a new year and – with it – a new administration in the White House, there are some compelling tax policy changes being proposed that could significantly change the international tax landscape, and there are significant changes to cross border financing of groups that need to be addressed. 

This seminar will discuss two of the most pressing issues that may affect Transatlantic business activities in 2017.

A.  What are the proposed changes and how would they impact transatlantic business? 

Concrete topics of discussion will include:

1. The move to a territorial tax system v. maintenance of current system, with denial of deferral with reduced rate.

  • Past European experience with respect to moving to a territorial tax system.   

2. Possible impact on the repatriation of offshore earnings

  • Will it be elective or mandatory?
  • Does it matter how the earnings are invested?
  • Can you change the investment mix now?
  • Impact on M&A transactions
  • Being prepared – discussion of E&P parameters
  • Impact of proposal to repatriate offshore earnings on recent EU legislation 

3.  Border Adjusted Tax – what is it and how might it impact international supply chain structures

  • Is it WTO compliant?
  • What is the European view?

B. Debt-Equity Regulations: Managing The Impact Of Section 385

On October 13, 2016, the Treasury Department and IRS released final and temporary section 385 regulations – addressing the characterization of debt instruments as debt or equity for U.S. tax purposes. The impact is felt most significantly in inbound related party financing – foreign entities lending to related US borrowers. Our panel will address when the regulations apply, and what the impact will be.

Topics to be addressed will include:

  • When do the regulations apply to convert debt into equity?
  • What’s the interaction of the intercompany borrowing and profit repatriation?
  • What are the financial costs if the conversion occurs?
  • Documentation requirements.

James Robbins, JD, LLM, Tax Partner, Marks Paneth LLP
Joan C. Arnold,  Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Michiel van Kempen, Tax Partner, Loyens & Loeff (USA) B.V.


8:00 – 8:30 AM Check in
8:30 – 10:00 AM Program
10:00 – 10:30 AM Networking

EACC NY Members: Free of Charge
Non-EACCNY Members: Free of Charge



8:00 – 8:30 AM Morning Check In
8:30 – 10:00 AM Seminar
10:00 – 10:30 AM Networking Opportunity