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Synopsis

Digital transformation has changed how many businesses operate internationally and it has also meant that governments have had to reconsider how they tax digital business models. This has resulted in a surge of new taxes (DSTs), expanded tax bases (VAT) and potential changing tax rates. It has likewise resulted in more aggressive tax administration and enforcement measures designed to ensure better compliance.

In addition, the OECD and the U.N are slowly working on a global solution to tax the digital economy, but this slow pace of policy development has resulted in the roll-out of many unilateral tax measures. This has made operating in the Asia Pacific region challenging for many digital and non-digital businesses who have struggled to deal with tax compliance changes and an increasing cost of doing business.

The aim of this webinar is to summarise these existing and upcoming tax changes as well as to shed some light on potential future tax developments in 2021.

 

Programme:

09.15 am Webinar Room Opens

09.30 am Welcome Remark by Michelle Kristensen, EuroCham Singapore

09.35 am Introduction to the topic by Mr Jordi BONABOSCH, Head of Tax at INSEAD and Chair of EuroCham’s Regional Tax Committee

09.45 am Presentation by KPMG

10.05 am Q&A Moderated Session by Mr Jordi BONABOSCH

10.30 am Webinar ends

 
 
Speakers and Moderator
 

Jordi Bonabosch
Head of Tax
INSEAD

Jordi is the Head of Tax at INSEAD, and he is based in Singapore. He specialises in international tax and transfers pricing, and he has been working both in-house and in public accounting for nearly 20 years, in countries such as Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, China and Singapore. 

Jordi is the Chairman of the Tax Committee of the EuroCham in Singapore, and a lecturer in international tax at the Master in International Business Law, at Montpellier University. He is a regular speaker at various tax seminars in Europe, Asia and in the US and contributed various articles in professional publications such as “International Tax Review”, “Journal des Sociétés” or “Tax in Africa”. 

He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

 
Dean Adrian Rolfe
Partner, Head of International Tax – Asia Pacific
KPMG
 

Dean is a tax partner based in Singapore with over  30 years of professional experience.  His experience has been accumulated in multiple jurisdictions including Australia, the United States, Luxembourg, and Singapore. Dean is also the Head of International Tax in the Asia Pacific for KPMG.During his professional career, Dean has developed an extensive knowledge of the evolution and development of different taxation systems and their practical application to all aspects of commercial activity over the past 30 years.  Dean has a particular interest in the taxation of digital and electronic commerce and has detailed knowledge of OECD BEPS related matters.  His unique international experience has allowed him to develop a broad understanding of international taxation, including the application of international taxation agreements and proposed changes to these rules by the OECD/ G20 and others. Dean also has significant experience with international mergers and acquisitions, initial public offering and other capital-raising strategies.

He has also advised Boards and C-Suite on the resolution of taxation disputes, public relations matters (including press reporting of taxation policies) and the disclosure of taxes paid by multinational corporations.  In addition, Dean has been invited to share his extensive international taxation knowledge with the World Bank, IFC, government policymakers and various taxation authorities in a number of foreign jurisdictions.

With this commercial understanding and practical experience, he has been able to identify and implement strategies to mitigate identified tax risks over a long professional career as a taxation advisor. 

 
Mark Addy
Partner, Corporate Tax Consulting
KPMG
 
Mark is a partner in the corporate tax consulting team at KPMG and has been working in Singapore since 2014. Prior to that, he spent a number of years with KPMG’s international tax and value chain management team in London.Mark has a specific focus on the technology sector and since moving to Singapore has advised a number of high profile clients on a range of tax issues specific to the digital economy, helping them to understand and navigate this rapidly developing area of taxation both through a BEPS / OECD lens and taking into account country-specific measures. In addition, Mark brings extensive tax structuring experience in both an Asia Pacific and European context, advising clients on tax optimal holding, financing and transaction structures.  Mark is also a lecturer at the Tax Academy of Singapore, teaching various courses including (among others) the International Tax Planning course for the Advanced Management Programme in International Tax and Taxation of Corporations (practice).

 


Student tickets are available for this event.

Students from partnering universities are invited to join, free of charge. Partnering universities; NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, EDHEC, ESSEC & INSEAD.
There are limited student tickets available and are subject to correct registration details. 

  • Please sign up with your university-issued email address
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  • Enter your major/ programme under “designation” 
  • Select “Complimentary Student Ticket”

 

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