NTERNATIONAL TAXATION CONFERENCE
ANNUAL CONFERENCE – PROGRAMME AND PRESENTATIONS

This page contains copies of the slide presentations of conference speakers and handout materials provided by them. An audio/video CD recording of the entire conference is sent to each delegate after the conference.

2001 CONFERENCE – DECEMBER 7 – 8, 2001 – MUMBAI

Day 1
09.00 – 10.00 Registration & Coffee
10.00 – 10.15 Roy Rohatgi (Conference Director), Welcome to the conference
Session One
INTERNATIONAL TAX PRINCIPLES
Chairman Sohrab Dastur, Senior Advocate, India
10.15 – 11.45 Special Speaker- Professor Klaus Vogel, Emeritus Professor at the University of Munich, Germany
The Role of Domestic Law in Tax Treaty Interpretation (Presentation & Questions)

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11.45– 12.25 Dinesh Kanabar, Partner, RSM & Co., India
Recent controversies in Treaty Interpretations in India
Acquisitions

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12.25 – 12.45 Panel Discussion and Questions
12.45 – 13.00 Chairman’s Remarks Lunch (Sponsored by Campden Publishing Limited, United Kingdom)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch (Sponsored by Campden Publishing Limited, United Kingdom)
Session Two
OVERSEAS TAXATION
Chairman Shailesh Haribhakti, Partner, Haribhakti & Co., India
14.00 – 14.40 Duncan Bentley, Professor of International Tax Law, Bond University, Australia
Tax planning for investing in China
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14.40 – 15.20 Alex Magell, The Dixcart Group, Guernsey (Channel Islands)
Tax Advantages of Portuguese Companies for Investment and Trading with the European UnionClick Here to view the Presentation 
15.20 – 16.00 Professor Guenther Strunck, Arthur Andersen, Germany
The German tax system and international Tax Planning
16.00 – 16.30 Tea
16.30 – 17.00 Hon. Sushil Khushiram, Minister for Economic Affairs, Financial Services and Corporate Affairs, Government of Mauritius.
Recent Legislative and Institutional Changes affecting Mauritius as an International Financial Centre.
17.00– 17.30 Clarel Benoit, Association of Offshore Management Companies, Mauritius
Mauritius as a Base for Regional Headquarters Companies
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17.30– 18.00 Panel discussion and questions
18.00 – 20.00 Cocktails and Dinner (Sponsored by the Financial Services Promotion Agency, Mauritius)
Day 2
10.00– 10.30 Coffee
10.00– 10.15 Roy Rohatgi (Conference Director), Welcome to the conference
Session Three
THE USE OF TAX TREATIES
Chairman Nishith Desai, Nishith Desai Associates, India
10.00 – 11.10 Walter Raineri, Partner, Fenwick & West, United States
Income Characterization under Domestic Law and Tax Treaties
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11.10 – 11.50 Cancelled
11.50 – 12.30 Jitendra Sanghavi, Practicing Chartered Accountant, India
Exchange of Information under Tax Treaties
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12.30 – 13.00 Discussion & Questions
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch (Sponsored by Kluwer Law International, United Kingdom)
Session Four
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Chairman Nawshir Mirza, Director, Ernst & Young Private Limited, India
14.00 – 14.40 John Neighbour, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris (France)
Recent Developments in OECD Guidelines on Transfer Pricing
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14.40 – 15.20 T P Ostwal, Partner, Ostwal, Desai & Kothari,India
The New Transfer Pricing Rules in India and their Impact

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15.20 – 16.00 Porus Kaka, practicing Tax Lawyer, India
OECD Recommendations on Taxation of Electronic Commerce

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16.00 – 16.30 Tea
16.30 – 17.10 Ketan Dalal, Partner, RSM & Co.
International Taxation of Independent Personal Services

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17.10 – 17.50 Herman Schoeman, Guardrisk Insurance Company, South Africa
Captive Insurance in International Tax Planning: Risk financing and Tax Structuring
17.50 – 18.25 Panel Discussion and Questions
18.25 – 18.30 Concluding Remarks
18.30 – 22.00 Cocktails and Dinner (Sponsored by The Haribhakti Group and ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton Hotel, respectively)