Multinationals under Siege – The Changing Nature of International Tax and Trade Disputes (11 April 2018)
Taxation Law Research Programme (TLRP)
Asian Institute of International Financial Law
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
Multinationals under Siege – The Changing Nature of International Tax and Trade Disputes
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Room 723, 7/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower
The University of Hong Kong
Global transparency in tax and trade matters is here to stay with greater exchange of information, mutual administrative assistance agreements and guidelines from the World Customs Organisation. This topic examines the various mechanisms for authorities to exchange information on tax and trade matters and why traditional strategies of dealing with disputes on a single jurisdiction basis will increasingly be anachronistic. It also explores how multinational enterprises and advisors will need to adapt to the changing nature of global tax and trade disputes.
Eugene Lim is the former head of Baker & McKenzie’s Tax, Trade and Wealth Management practice in Singapore and the firm’s Asia Pacific International Commercial & Trade Practice. He has extensive experience relating to the structuring of supply chain and distribution strategies in the Asia Pacific region as well as in international tax and trade matters. Eugene is recognised by leading legal directories such as The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and International Tax Review, with Chambers Asia Pacific noting that “clients prize the practical nature of Eugene Lim’s advice, and particularly appreciate his ability ‘to analyse, find solutions and add value – not just as a legal counsel but as a business consultant too’”. Who’s Who Legal commented that Eugene is the “first port of call” for clients in the trade and customs field. His practice focuses on international trade, international tax planning, tax controversies, indirect tax, customs and excise, export controls, trade sanctions matters in Singapore, China and the Asia Pacific region. He also covers trade law developments in the WTO, APEC, ASEAN and under the various free trade agreements in the Asia Pacific region. Eugene is a Board Member of the Singapore Tax Academy and a Member of the Singapore Academy of Law and Law Society of Singapore. He is admitted to practice in Singapore and England & Wales.