2016 • IFA Tax Conference • 2016

Centre Mont-Royal | 2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal Quebec

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CO-CHAIRS:
Michael N. Kandev, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Montreal
Julie Vézina, PricewaterhouseCoopers Associates, Montreal

  AGENDA
  Thursday, May 26, 2016
     
7:30  

Registration and Breakfast

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8:30   Opening Remarks
     
 8:40   IFA 2016 Congress Reports
     
  Subject 1:  Dispute Resolution Procedures in International Tax Matters
  Presenters: Dale Hill, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Ottawa
    Margaret Nixon, Deloitte Tax LLP, Toronto
     
  Subject 2:  The Notion of Tax and the Elimination of International Double Taxation or Double Non-Taxation
  Presenters: Drew Morier, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Calgary
    David Duff, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
     
9:00   Global Tax Developments: The World After BEPS
     
  Moderator:

Allison Christians, McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal

 

  Presenters: Brian Ernewein, Department of Finance, Ottawa
    Phil Halvorson, Ernst & Young LLP, Toronto
    Peter van Dijk, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto
    Sue Wooles, Bank of Montreal, Toronto
     
10:15

Refreshment Break

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10:45   Canadian Inbound and Outbound Developments
     
  Moderator:

Michael J. Franko, SNC-Lavalin Inc., Montreal

 

  Presenters: Ken Buttenham, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto
    Mark Brender, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Montreal
    Angelo Nikolakakis, Couzin Taylor LLP, Montreal
    Jonathan Willson, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Toronto
     
12:00   Luncheon and Address
  Special guest speaker:
Luc Vallée,
Chief Strategist at Laurentian Bank Securities
     
1:30   Transfer Pricing – Getting BEPS-Ready from an Industry Perspective
     
  Moderator:

Jean-Pierre Vidal, HEC Montréal, Montreal

 

  Presenters: Lydie Marin, BRP, Montreal
    Barbara E. Oberleitner, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Montreal
     
2:30   US Developments and Implications for Canadian Tax Planning
     
  Moderator:

Stephen Bowman, Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto

 

  Presenters: Siobhan Goguen, Felesky Flynn LLP, Calgary
    Abe Leitner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, New York
    Michael J. Miller, Roberts & Holland, New York
     
3:30  

Refreshment Break

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4:00   Government Roundtables
     
  Moderators: Claire Kennedy, Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto
   

Brian Mustard, BCE Inc., Montreal

 

  Government Representatives:   Dave Beaulne, Canada Revenue Agency, Ottawa
  Brian Ernewein, Department of Finance, Ottawa
    Terry Young, Canada Revenue Agency, Ottawa
     
5:30  

Adjournment

     
6:00  

Cocktail reception – Picasso Foyer, Sofitel Hotel

7:30  

Dînner – Picasso Ballroom, Sofitel Hotel

     
9:00   YIN After Party (TBD)
   

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  Friday May 27, 2016
 
7:15  

Registration and Breakfast

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8:00   IFA Canada Annual General Meeting
     
8:30   Dispute Resolution in International Tax Matters
   
  Moderator:

Maryse Mayer, Université Laval, Quebec

 

  Presenters: Olivier Fournier, Deloitte Tax Law LLP, Montreal
    Martha MacDonald, Torys LLP, Toronto
    Simon Petit, Ministère de la Justice, Montreal
   
9:00   Recent Cases
     
  Moderator:

Ron Durand, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Toronto

 

  Presenters: Ryan Rabinovitch, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Montreal
    Chris Steeves, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Toronto
   
9:30   Recent Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions     
     
  Moderator:

Lynn Moen, Walton Global Investments Ltd., Calgary

 

  Presenters: Chris Anderson, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Toronto
    Andrew Spiro, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto
    Steve Suarez, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto
     
10:15   Refreshment Break
     
10:30   Cross-Border IP Planning Post-BEPS    
     
  Moderator:

Patrick Marley, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto

 

  Presenters: Robert Desax, Walder Wyss Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland
    Marc Desrosiers, Thomson Reuters, Toronto
    Peter Maher, A&L Goodbody, Dublin, Ireland
    Heather O’Hagan,KPMG LLP, Toronto 
     
11:45   Buffet Lunch/Close
     
     

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