Latin American Tax-Planning Strategies Will be Discussed at Upcoming ABA Conference
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2012 — Experts will address key tax issues for a wide range of tax and finance professionals doing business in the United States and Latin America during the 5th Annual U.S. – Latin American Tax Planning Strategies Conference and Wealth and Asset Planning Workshop, co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association – USA Branch, Tax Executives Institute and the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financing and transfer pricing are among the issues industry speakers, leading international tax practitioners and U.S. and Latin American government representatives will discuss. The conference will be held June 13 – 15 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami.
Manuel E. Tron, president of the International Fiscal Association, will give the keynote remarks on Friday, June 15, from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Program highlights include:
“Transfer Pricing: Audit and Litigation Developments in the Automotive, Oil and Gas, and Other Industries Throughout Latin America” – This panel will address recent controversial transfer-pricing developments — including audit and litigation trends and significant administrative developments — with a focus on the automotive, electronic, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas industries.
June 14, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
“Transfers of Intellectual Property: Planning for Ownership and Use Within Latin America” – Relying on practical case studies, this panel will focus on transfers of intellectual property in Latin American countries, the deductibility of costs incurred in acquiring intellectual property and structuring allocations to comply with parameters set by governments in the region.
June 14, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“Mergers and Acquisitions Update” – Experts will discuss the most relevant transactions in Latin America within the last year and tax aspects of structuring the purchase and post-acquisition reorganization. In addition, panelists will analyze the transactions that could happen in the coming months and will discuss recent changes in tax laws and developments in the administrative and judicial areas that may affect the tax treatment of mergers and acquisitions in the region.
June 14, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
“Restructuring Latin American Investments Post-Acquisition to Maximize Tax Efficiency” – This panel will cover the different factors and circumstances that might lead international groups to consider post-acquisition restructuring, as well as address key aspects to keep in mind when accomplishing those in an investment into or from Latin America.
June 15, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
“Government Roundtable” – Tax administrators and policy makers will address issues, recent developments and legislative proposals in international taxation, including recent shifts to territorial systems, transfer pricing, foreign tax credit limitations, controlled foreign corporation and other anti-deferral regimes, information exchange, withholding taxes, transparency, and joint audits of global business.
June 15, 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
“Effective Global Tax Rate Planning: Focus on Latin America” – Experts will discuss several examples of structures used in the operating, holding and finance sectors and explain how they optimize tax rates for multinational enterprises.
June 15, 2:45 – 4:15 p.m.
The full agenda can be viewed here.
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