CBT Summer Conference 2023

The Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation hosted a full-day conference on 30 June on international business tax reform. 

The conference started with sessions covering the current state of play on Pillars 1 and 2. Current issues of implementation and likely future issues were discussed, including likely developments if Pillar 1 does not go ahead.  

This was the final CBT Summer Conference before Michael Devereux steps down as the Director of the CBT after 17 years at the helm. The final session of the day provided an opportunity for Michael and a panel of distinguished commentators to look back over the momentous developments in international business taxation over this period with a view to identifying lessons to be learned for the present and the future. 

Speakers included leading participants in the international tax policy debate from government, business, professional firms and academia.

The recording will be made available here in due course.

Programme

9.00 Registration

 

9.20 Michael Devereux, Director, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

Welcome and Introduction

 

9.30 The current state of play of international tax reform

Chair: Michael Devereux, Director, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

David Bradbury, Deputy Director, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

Mike Williams, Director, Business and International Tax, HM Treasury

 

10.30 Coffee

 

11.00 Implementation of Pillar 2

Chair: John Vella, Professor of Law, Oxford University

Michael Hashemi, International Tax Specialist, HMRC

Giorgia Maffini, Special Advisor on Tax Policy and Transfer Pricing, PwC

Bezhan Salehy, Tax Policy Specialist, Macfarlanes LLP

 

12.30 Lunch

 

1.30 The future of Pillar 1, and DSTs

Chair: Richard Collier, Associate Fellow, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

Alistair Pepper, Managing Director, Washington National Tax Group, KPMG US

Janine Juggins, EVP Global Tax & Treasury, Unilever

Carine Stoffels, Director Global Tax Policy, Spotify

 

3.00 Coffee

 

3.30 International tax reform: past, present and future

Chair: John Vella, Professor of Law, Oxford University

Michael Devereux, Director, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

Panel:

Jennifer Blouin, Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management and Professor of Accounting, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Tsilly Dagan, Professor of Taxation Law, University of Oxford

Pascal Saint-Amans, Partner, Brunswick Group

Steve Shay, Paulus Endowment Senior Tax Fellow at Boston College Law School

 

5.30 Close and drinks

How to register

This conference is open to academics and industry professionals. Registration is now closed for this event.

Contact

If you have any questions about this event, or would like to be added to our mailing list, please email cbtevents@sbs.ox.ac.uk