Programme

DRAFT, SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

14 March 2019

Venue: Roschier Building, Kasarmikatu 21, Helsinki

12.00 – 12.15         Opening of the conference
Professor Marjaana Helminen, University of Helsinki, Chair of IFA Finland

 

SUBJECT I: TAX CHALLENGES OF DIGITALIZATION

Chair                     Professor Arvid Skaar, University of Oslo (Norway)

12.15 – 12.45         Taxation of the digital economy – what is it about and what not
Dr. Martti Nieminen, University Lecturer, Tampere University (Finland)

12.45 – 13.30         Digital PE concept
Professor Pasquale Pistone, Academic Chairman of IBFD (Netherlands)

Short break

13.45 – 14.30         Attribution of profits to new nexus rules
Dr. Vikram Chand, Executive Director - International Tax Education, Tax Policy Center at University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

14.30 – 15.00         A Nordic perspective on the taxation of digital business
Timo Ohvo, Tax Manager, Nokia (Finland)

15.00 – 15.30         Panel discussion on tax issues arising in the context of the digital economy for the Nordic Countries

Moderator: Prof. Arvid Skaar University of Oslo (Norway)

Panelists:

  • Dr. Martti Nieminen, University Lecturer, Tampere University (Finland)
  • Prof. Pasquale Pistone, IBFD (Netherlands)
  • Dr. Vikram Chand, Executive Director, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Timo Ohvo, Tax Manager, Nokia (Finland)

15.30 – 16.00         Coffee break

 

SUBJECT II: RECENT TRENDS IN THE ANTI-TAX AVOIDANCE SCENE

Chair                     Professor Marjaana Helminen, University of Helsinki (Finland)

16.00 – 16.30         Beneficial ownership concept and the recent ECJ cases

Arne Møllin Ottosen, Partner, Kromann Reumert (Denmark)

16.30 – 17.00         Will be specified later.

17.00 – 17.30         Will be specified later.

17.30 – 18.00         Interest limitation provisions: Sweden
Associate Professor Jérôme Monsenego, Stockholm University (Sweden)

18.00 –                   Social program. Will be specified later.

15 March 2019

Venue: Roschier Building, Kasarmikatu 21, Helsinki

SUBJECT II CONTINUES

Chair                     Associate Professor Jérôme Monsenego, Stockholm University (Sweden)

9.00 – 9.45             Hybrid Mismatches and EU law
Professor Cécile Brokelind, Lund University (Sweden)

9.45 – 10.30           EU Commission’s powers concerning tax policy and tax legislation
Professor Emeritus Frans Vanistendael (Netherlands)

10.30 – 11.00         Coffee break

 

11.00 – 12.00         Panel discussion on recent trends in the anti-tax avoidance scene

 

Moderator: Ass. Prof. Jérôme Monsenego, Stockholm University (Sweden)

Panelists:

  • Arne Møllin Ottosen, Partner, Kromann Reumert (Denmark)
  • Prof. Cécile Brokelind, Lund University (Sweden)
  • Prof. Emer. Frans Vanistendael (Netherlands)

12.00                      Closing of the conference
Professor Marjaana Helminen

 

Please note that there is no lunch provided at the conference. However, there is a lunch restaurant at the venue.