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IP, Tax optimization and Monetization in the European Union

 

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This Topic Meeting ‘IP, Tax optimization and Monetization in the European Union’ is held to celebrate the World IP Day 2014. World IP Day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) “to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property (IP) in encouraging innovation

and creativity . . . a unique opportunity each year to join with others around the globe to consider how IP contributes to the flourishing of music and the arts and to driving the technological innovation that helps shape our world.”

 

Specific Learning Objectives for this meeting are:

• Identifying the main hurdles when restructuring IP for tax optimization purposes

• An overview of the most favorable European IP income tax regimes;

• Main differences between the different regimes, taking into consideration the IP rights involved, i.e. patents, trademarks, copyright, domain names and the kind of income generated;

• Selected tax beneficial structures and the incoming anti-abuse-legislation;

• Case Study: company with affiliates and different types of assets in various member states

 

Speakers for this meeting will be:

  • Brent Springael, Head of Tax, Bird & Bird, Brussels
  • Gerben Weistra, Senior Consultant to Charles River Associates (tentative), Hilversum
  • David Bissinger, Manager Corporate Finance, KPMG Luxembourg S.à r.l., Luxembourg
  • Stephen Alleway, Partner, Questro International, Zürich
  • Christophe Joosen, Partner, NautaDutilh, Luxembourg
  • Kasper Van Eck, Partner, Kiveld, The Hague
  • Paul Smith, Partner, Blick Rothenberg, London
  • Jaap Zwaan, Local Partner, Loyens & Loeff, Zürich
  • Xavier Dandoy, Legal counsel, Besins Healthcare, Luxembourg
  • Denis Canet, Of-counsel, Haseltine Lake, Brussels
  • Tatiana Kruse, Technology and Communications, Denton, London
The meeting will be chaired by Achim Krebs of Haseltine Lake, The Hague.

 

Location

The meeting will be held at the Parc-Hotel Alvisse, 120 Route d’Echternach, L-1453 Luxembourg. For a room at the hotel you can contact the hotel directly or book a room at Double Tree by Hilton, 12 Rue Jean EnglingLuxembourg.

 

Registration

The fee for this meeting will be Euro 120,00 for LES Members and Euro 180,00 for non-members and includes meeting materials such

as program and participants list, buffet lunch, coffee and tea in the break and drinks after the meeting. Payment can take place

by credit card or cash at the meeting or by bank transfer. Bank details can be found at the registration form. Registration can

take place by faxing the registration form (fax +31 343 594 566 or +31 84 883 88 71) or via the online registration at www.les-benelux.org.

 

Granting of study hours and educational points

For Dutch Lawyers the amount of study hours is six. The amount of educational points for the Belgische Balies is pending. Please contactthe Registration Desk at the day of the meeting for the necessary lists to sign.

 

Registration

Registration can take place via the electronic registration form.

Full programme including the resumes of the speakers can be found here. The speakers at this meeting will be kindly requested to make their presentations available for publication at level 2 (registration required) of the before mentioned website. The presentations will be available approximately two weeks after the meeting.

Granting of study hours and educational points for Dutch Lawyers the amount of study hours will be six (6). The amount of educational points for the Belgische Balies is pending. Please contact the Registration Desk at the day of the meeting for the necessary lists to sign.


Upcoming Topic Meetings of LES Benelux:

19 June 2014 in Rotterdam - more information to follow


LES International Conference 2014 in Moscow: 18-21 May 2014


LES International Conference 2015 in Brussels: 10 -15 April 2015