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Friday, September 28, 2012

Conference Today to Honor Hugh Ault

AultIn advance of tomorrow's opening of the 2012 Boston Congress of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), international tax experts from around the world are gathering today to discuss Professor Hugh Ault's work and important international tax issues:

Professor Hugh Ault, who is currently a Senior Adviser at the OECD and Professor at Boston College Law School, has made significant contributions to international tax over a 40-year career as a teacher, scholar, mentor and adviser. He has written extensively on US tax, comparative tax law and international tax issues.  He has been a very active member of IFA and is currently the Chair of the Jury that awards the Mitchell B. Carroll Prize.

Panel #1:  International Allocation of the Corporate Tax Base

  • Chair:   Frans Vanistendael (IBFD)
  • Reuven Avi-Yonah (University of Michigan Law School)
  • Wolfgang Schön (Director, Max Planck Institute)
  • Richard Vann (University of Sydney Law School)

Panel #2:  Tax Treaties: Treatment of Hybrid Entities; Nondiscrimination; Arbitration

  • Chair:  John Brown (Bingham, McCutheon)
  • Philip Baker (Grays Inn Tax Chambers)
  • Mary Bennett (Baker & McKenzie)
  • Yoshihiro Masui (University of Tokyo)
  • Jacques Sasseville (OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration)

Luncheon Speaker:  Stephen Shay (Harvard Law School)

Panel #3:  Comparative Taxation

  • Chair:  Kees van Raad (University of Leiden)
  • Brian Arnold (Canadian Tax Foundation)
  • Wei Cui (China University of Political Science and Law)
  • Peter Melz (Stockholm University)
  • David Rosenbloom (Caplin & Drysdale and New York University Law School)

Panel #4:  Comparative Taxation

  • Chair:  Grace Perez-Navarro (OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration)
  • Michael Lang (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration)
  • Diane Ring (Boston College Law School)
  • Stef van Weeghel (University of Amsterdam)
  • Guy Gest (University of Paris)

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