Past Seminars / Events
Programme Code : 20190520
Event Date : 20 May 2019 (Monday)
Time : 6 : 45 pm - 8 : 45 pm (6 : 15 pm registration)
Venue : Ernst & Young Tax Services Limited, 22/F., Citic Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Central, Hong Kong View google map
Speakers : Ms Cherry Lam and Mr Edwin Bin
Language : Cantonese
CPD Credit : 2 hrs
Proficiency Level : Intermediate Level
Fee : HK $ 250 for TIHK member / student
HK $ 350 for Non-member
HK $ 300 for members of organizations of CPD Alliance

Following our first three seminars of the International Tax Seminar Series where the key international tax concepts, the principal articles in a typical double taxation agreement/arrangement (DTA) as well as the application of DTAs in corporate and individual taxation were discussed, this last seminar of the Series will focus on the practical side of international tax planning.  In particular, the Speakers will discuss the global efforts/initiatives made/taken in response to the implementation of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project and the major tax challenges facing by multinationals in the post-BEPS world, covering the following:


l   Measures aimed at tackling and curtailing BEPS including the multilateral instrument (MLI) which delivers many of the BEPS recommendations through the implementation of a series of tax treaty related measures and changes to the bilateral tax treaties in existence;

l   Economic substance requirements in tax haven jurisdictions;

l  Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters and other OECD initiatives relevant to international tax planning;

l  Highlight of unilateral tax measures such as the digital service tax and OECD’s recent consultation on “Addressing the Challenges of the Digital Economies”; and

l  Case studies to highlight the risks associated with the existing cross-border structures/transactions commonly used by multinationals and explore the sustainability of the potential tax planning strategies under the current post-BEPS environment.

Speaker Profile Content :
- Ms Cherry Lam, Partner, International Tax Services, Ernst & Young
Cherry Lam is a Partner at Ernst & Young Hong Kong in the International Tax Services. Cherry has extensive experience in advising multinationals corporations across a wide range of sectors and industries on international and Hong Kong tax matters and assisted her clients in numerous global and regional projects, including principal structure planning, operating model structuring, outbound investment planning, legal entity rationalization, etc. Cherry is also a frequent speaker for internal and external seminars on international tax and BEPS-related topics.

- Mr Edwin Bin, Managing Director, Manage Your Tax Company Limited
Edwin started his tax career in the Big 5 accounting firms. With 12 years of tax experience, in 2005 Edwin joined United Parcel Service in Hong Kong managing tax for the North Asia region. Three years later, he joined Hutchison Ports as the Head of Tax, responsible for the global tax matters of the group. In 2013, Edwin was appointed the Deputy Head of Group Taxation of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited.

Edwin left CK Hutchison in late 2017 and founded Manage Your Tax, a tax consulting firm that provides practical advice based on strong technical analysis and business acumen, utilising his in-house tax experience and bonding with the clients’ business. Edwin’s areas of practice include Hong Kong, China and international tax, M&A, transfer pricing, tax risk management, and project implementation including CbCR.