2016 • IFA Tax Conference • 2016

Centre Mont-Royal | 2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal Quebec

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

  Thursday, May 26, 2016

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

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

Refreshment Break

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10:45   Canadian Inbound and Outbound Developments

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

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

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

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



Cocktail reception – Picasso Foyer, Sofitel Hotel


Dînner – Picasso Ballroom, Sofitel Hotel

9:00   YIN After Party (TBD)

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  Friday May 27, 2016

Registration and Breakfast

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

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

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     

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    

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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