Speaking Engagement

Hot Topics in Asia Pacific Taxation in 2012:
Where taxpayers should direct their efforts

International Tax Review Asia Tax Forum

09 May 2012 09:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Raffles Hotel Singapore
1 Beach Road
Singapore 189673

Taxpayers, officials and advisers in Singapore at the International Tax Review’s seventh annual Asia Tax Forum will discuss pressing tax issues in the region and around the world. The two-day conference presents the ideal opportunity for tax executives to meet peers and administrators to exchange ideas and to understand and learn about the management and practice of tax in Asia.

Tokyo Partner Eric Roose will be moderating the "Hot Topics in Asia Pacific Taxation in 2012: Where taxpayers should direct their efforts" session of the International Tax Review Asia Tax Forum on May 9, 2012, in Singapore.

Topics will include:

  • Treaty overrides
  • The issues coming up in M&A taxation in 2012/2013
  • Tax planning for substance
  • Tax competition in Asia Pacific: Hong Kong v Singapore
  • General anti-avoidance rules; international lessons for Asia
  • Permanent establishment attacks


  • Eric Roose, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, Japan
  • Amit Gupta, Director – Tax, Asia Pacific & Japan, Dell,
  • Pieter de Ridder, Partner, Loyens & Loeff, Singapore
  • Bill Thomson, Director, Taxes, Asia Pacific, TimeWarner,
    Hong Kong
  • Michael Velten, Head of Tax, Asia, CLSA Hong Kong




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