Dates: October 23 - 25, 2022
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
The Steering Committee welcomes up to 44 senior tax lawyers and corporate tax directors who have been personally selected from around the world to participate in discussions focused on the complex landscape of transfer pricing law. This Forum provides an opportunity to explore common concerns, exchange ideas and resolve challenges faced.
Using candid, seminar-style discussion, the group shares experiences from their varied jurisdictions and engages in meaningful dialogue on the most pressing issues of the day.
The Steering Committee, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
I’m a tax lawyer, with skills regarding both the legal and accounting aspects of Italian, European and international taxation and an expertise in international tax, transfer pricing, M&A, tax audits, litigation and refunds. I am also skilled in customs laws and procedures. I started my career in one of the best law firms in Italy for tax litigation. I then moved to the Tax department of one of Italy’s biggest international firms, specializing in M&A, private equity, real estate and taxation of income from capital. I then worked as a Tax manager of the holding company of De Agostini, an Italian based group present in more than 70 countries and active in 4 lines of business.
Giammarco Cottani is Director of Global Tax Policy at Netflix and joined Netflix in 2019, where he oversees all direct and indirect tax public policy-related issues the group faces in the countries in which Netflix operates.
Previously, Mr. Cottani was a partner of the International tax law firm Ludovici Piccone & Partners, where he coordinated the international and transfer pricing practice with regard to dispute prevention and resolution and complex audit assistance for large multinational enterprises. Before that, he was an adviser to the Italian tax authorities on international tax and transfer pricing issues and was one of the delegates for Italy involved in the OECD BEPS Project. Prior to that, he worked as a transfer pricing adviser in the Transfer Pricing Unit of the OECD, where he was involved in the introduction of the new Chapter IX of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines concerning business restructurings. He has (co-)led over 20 events in the area of transfer pricing for a number of non-OECD countries and has also been involved in a number of technical assistance projects for the tax administrations on behalf of international and regional organizations in various parts of the world.
Mr. Cottani was recently involved in a number of ongoing technical assistance projects for the tax administrations of three EU Member States, mainly in the areas of transfer pricing, manipulation of profit by using permanent establishments, and aggressive tax planning. Furthermore, he regularly lectures at postgraduate courses in International Taxation both in Europe and the Americas.
Mr. Cottani served as a Member of the UN-Sub-Committee Group in charge of the Draft of the Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries. He received his degree in Law from LUISS Rome University in 2003, an LL.M in European and International Taxation from the European Tax College (Tilburg and Leuven) in 2005, and a PhD in Corporate Taxation from LUISS Rome University in 2009.
Tim McDonald is the Vice President – Finance & Accounting, Global Taxes at The Procter & Gamble Company. He has been with Procter & Gamble since 2003. Responsible for all matters pertaining to corporate income and transactional taxes (VAT, GST, and Sales/Use Taxes) globally, including tax policy positions involving legislation, planning, compliance, and audit defense. Supervising an approximate 210 person global tax function located in 32 countries. The tax function also has responsibility for technical support and audit defense role for various other taxes (including for example; customs valuation matters, excise, and property taxes).
Shona graduated from the University College Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish. She has a background in medical, insurance and financial administration. In her spare time, Shona loves to travel and enjoys planning trips all around the world.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for timely and practical discussions while creating connections among preeminent leaders in international transfer pricing law.
"I think of it as a forum and not a conference. The reason I say that is because it’s a very intimate group representing thought leaders in the space of transfer pricing, and it’s a free exchange of ideas. People have very different backgrounds so there’s a variety of perspectives; there’s government, private practioners, corporate...etc."Sam Maruca Senior Counsel Covington & Burling LLP United States
"The thing that distinguishes the Forum from other conferences is the formula. With relatively few participants it is possible to have a very interesting discussion. All can participate, contributing to the analysis on the topics covered."Gabriella Cappelleri Of Counsel Maisto e Associati Italy
"The Forum is a great opportunity of learning through a sharing of experience processes. Reputable practitioners coming from various sectors and practices are encouraged to comment on the selected subjects of interest. The subjects are carefully picked up taking into account relevance and interesting countries."Raquel Novais Partner Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice LLP Brazil
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