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Transfer Pricing Forum

22 June 2015, 15:30–21:00

Transfer Pricing Forum

The Future of Brands/Intangibles in a Post BEPS Environment

The event explores the current debate and possible implications of the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plans on transfer pricing for intangibles. 

This invite only event will examine the key issues and challenges arising from the OECD's transfer pricing guidelines and the proposed amendments from the perspective of tax authorities, practitioners and multinational enterprises (MNEs). Prior to guidance scheduled to be finalised this year, the event should provide anyone with an interest in intellectual property management an overview and insight in to what is a complex and contentious area.

Programme

 

16:30-17:00 Registration & Drinks                                            
17:00-17:10 Graeme Gordon, Executive/CEO, Praxity
17:10-17:25 David Sayers, Partner, Mazaars
17:25-17:55 Mark Carnduff, Senior Transfer Pricing and International Advisor, HMRC
17:55-18:25 Agostino Nuzzolo, General Counsil, Tax and Compliance Director, Italcementi
18:25-18:40 David Haigh, CEO, Brand Finance
18:40-19:15 Panel Session
19:15-21:00 Drinks & Networking

Speakers

Mark Carnduff
Senior Transfer Pricing and International Advisor
HMRC

Mark is HMRC’s Senior transfer Pricing and International Advisor, he has represented the UKs transfer pricing position at OECD and been involved in many strands of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project along with development of the Diverted Profits Tax. Before moving to transfer pricing Mark headed the Corporates team in anti avoidance where he specialised in the corporate intangibles regime and financial instruments. Mark has also been technical advisor for HMRC on a broad range of direct tax subjects. Mark is also CEDR accredited mediator.

Agostino Nuzzolo
General Counsel - Tax and Compliance Director
Italcementi

Agostino Nuzzolo is General Counsel, Compliance and Tax Director of Italcementi Group. Agostino has a double degree in economics and law and is a qualified lawyer in Italy. He joined the Group in 2006. His main responsibilities are legal and corporate affairs, tax planning (including customs and transfer pricing policies) and corporate governance. Prior to joining Italcementi Group, he served as Senior Officer (Lt. Colonel) of the Guardia di Finanza. He is also a board member in some affiliates of the Group. Together with his professional activity, Agostino is a regular speaker on transfer pricing and international taxation seminars and Adjunct Professor of International Taxation at University of Bologna (Italy).

David Sayers
Partner
Mazars

David is a specialist International Tax Partner. Concentrating on international tax planning for Mazars’ European clients, which include 15% of the FTSE Eurofirst 100 companies, he specialises in transfer pricing, cross border corporate structuring, and mergers and acquisitions.

David lectures on international taxation issues both in the UK and abroad and speaks fluent French. He also sits on the European Branch Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

David Haigh
Founder and CEO
Brand Finance

David is the CEO and founder of Brand Finance plc. David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London. He worked in international financial management then moved into the marketing services sector, firstly as the Financial Director of The Creative Business and then as Financial Director of WCRS & Partners. He left to set up a financial marketing consultancy, which was later acquired by Publicis, the pan European marketing services group, where he worked as a director for five years.

David moved to Interbrand as Director of Brand Valuation in its London-based global brand valuation practice, leaving in 1996 to launch Brand Finance. David has represented the British Standards institute on the International Standards Committee working party on the standardisation of brand valuation methods and practices, whose draft standard (ISO 10668) was published in November 2010.

David has written many articles for the marketing and financial press on branded businesses and brand valuation and is the author of numerous publications. He also lectures on the subject of branded business, brand and intangible asset valuation at many of the leading business schools around the world.

Graeme Gordon
Executive Director/CEO
Praxity

Graeme is a chartered accountant and prior to joining Praxity was Managing Director and Senior Tutor of Emile Woolf Group, the international training and development firm. He was also previously Group Finance Director of a technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Graeme has extensive international experience including in Europe, Russia, North America, the Far East, the Indian Sub-Continent and the Middle East. Before becoming a chartered accountant Graeme served as an officer in the Royal Navy. He is a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and formerly twice President of the Thames Valley Chartered Accountants.

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