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e20210805 The global minimum tax under BEPS 2.0: What are the latest proposals and will you be affected?

Programme Code:
05 August 2028 (Saturday)

Mr. Jesse Kavanagh, Hong Kong Tax Reporting & Strategy Leader and Partner, Tax Services, PwC Hong Kong

Ms. Anita Tsang, Director, Tax Policy and Knowledge Management, KPMG

Live webinar
Proficiency Level:
Advanced Level
CPD Hours:
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Please be reminded that this is an e-seminar which can be accessed anytime to obtain the CPD hours.

The OECD’s two-pillar approach to international corporate tax reform under BEPS 2.0 consists of Pillar One for creating a new taxing right for market jurisdictions and Pillar Two for introducing a global minimum tax. The proposed global minimum tax under Pillar Two has triggered considerable discussions in Hong Kong as it could substantially impact the long established simple and low tax system of Hong Kong. In this seminar, the speakers will:

  • highlight the key design features of the Pillar Two rules as elaborated in the over 200-page blueprint on Pillar Two issued by the OECD in October last year;
  • provide an update on the latest developments related to Pillar Two, including the 1 July 2021 Statement issued by the G20/OECD Inclusive Framework on BEPS and the communiqué issued by the G20 after the G20 Finance Ministers meeting held on 9-10 July 2021); and
  • discuss the potential impact of Pillar Two on Hong Kong and the response options for the Hong Kong government and Hong Kong businesses, with illustrative examples

No CPD hours will be granted if you have already attended the live webinar on 5 August 2021.

Speaker Profile

Jesse is a Hong Kong Tax Reporting & Strategy Leader Partner at PwC Hong Kong, with over 20 years of experience in advisory, financial services and technology.

He has advised clients on international tax, restructuring, M&A, compliance, controversy and tax risk management.  In addition to his advisory work, Jesse held global and regional in-house tax roles in the technology and investment banking industries and brings many years of experience and industry knowledge as an in-house Tax Director.  He’s led multiple projects on tax function optimisation, including tax strategy planning, organisational design and automation.

Having worked in Hong Kong, Australia and the United States, Jesse brings a strong international focus to his work, and manages several of our clients’ global and regional relationships.

Jesse has chaired both the Asian Capital Markets Tax Committee and Tax Executive Institute’s Hong Kong chapter, and has served on Hong Kong’s Joint Liaison Committee of Taxation.

Jesse is a Chartered Tax Advisor and holds the following degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts / Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Master of Commerce (Tax)
  • Master of Law (International Tax)

Anita has over 15 years of experience in Hong Kong and international taxation. Before joining KPMG, Anita worked in the Tax Services Team at Arthur Andersen and the National Tax Policy Team at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Currently, in her capacity as KPMG’s Tax Technical Director in Hong Kong and the tax committee members of various professional bodies, Anita is actively engaged in providing recommendations on tax policies and measures to the Hong Kong Government. Other roles of Anita include providing in-house tax technical support and training at KPMG as well as producing the firm’s tax publications. Anita is a regular speaker of tax seminars.

Anita holds a master degree in Management and a bachelor degree in Professional Accountancy. She also holds the following professional affiliations:

  • Taxation Institute of Hong Kong: Council member, Co-chairman of Tax Policy Committee and Vice-Chairman of International Tax Committee
  • ACCA Hong Kong: Member of Tax Sub-committee
  • HKICPA: Fellow Member
  • Chartered Tax Adviser