9th Annual Latin American Tax Conference
Location: The Biltmore Hotel - Coral Gables, Florida
One-to-One Meetings: 7/3
Baker & McKenzie is pleased to present its 9th Annual Latin American Tax Conference, to be held at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, on Wednesday, March 5 and Thursday, March 6, 2008.
The Baker & McKenzie Latin American Tax Conference has, for many clients, become a key professional development and networking event, offering a unique opportunity to learn from a truly regional faculty of advisors working with international clients around the world.
We are delighted to invite you to attend our 9th Annual Latin American Tax Conference, which is also a very special event for the entire Baker & McKenzie regional tax practice group. We sincerely hope that you will be joining us for what we have worked hard to ensure is a useful and enjoyable conference for our clients and friends.
Our conference for 2008 will be focusing on the hottest and more appealing and difficult tax topics clients and friends face in their day-to-day operations throughout Latin America.
Taking into account the many useful comments received from repeat attendees, this year's conference will again consist of extended plenary sessions and breakout sessions, especially designed to permit strategic planning and tax structuring opportunities to be discussed informally and in full detail. Of course, we strongly encourage active participation of all attendees in the discussions. The topics that will be covered are of a contemporaneous nature and of utmost importance for companies operating within, across and outside the region. This year we will have a special presentation dealing with indirect taxation. The value added tax system across the region will be explored and the planning alternatives with respect to this tax discussed. Indirect taxation is becoming a trend and we all need to be prepared to properly deal with it.
We have designed the agenda with a view to conducting an intensive discussion-training program. Our specific objective is to provide our clients and friends with detailed guidelines as how to structure and implement planning ideas within the boundaries of the law. We have again specifically designed this year's program to be of interest and use to both new attendees and to those who have attended one or more of our tax conferences in the past. We believe that the program will be particularly useful for in-house counsel, tax directors, accountants, economists and those who hold management positions within companies. Our focus on strategic planning will be of interest to senior managers seeking to guide their companies through the challenges of today's tax world. In this context, we will be having our traditional Current Developments session, which will include the 2008 Mexican Tax Reform, and will focus on the specifics of important issues including Permanent Establishment and OECD Trends, Corporate Restructuring, Tax Controversy, Fiscal Intermediaries, FIN-48 effects on Latin American Investments and Value Added Tax planning strategies.
Our Latin American tax faculty is made up of lawyers, accountants and economists involved in international taxation, tax litigation and advisory work within Baker & McKenzie, and will include delegates from our offices in Europe and in the United States. The faculty has been carefully selected so as to include only professionals that have been deeply immersed in the specific topics that will be discussed.
The regular cost of attending the program will be US$750, including conference materials, coffee and cocktails on the first day of the conference, and coffee breaks, luncheon and cocktails on the following day. This fee is inclusive of CD ROM materials that will be provided to each participant. Group discounts will apply where there are three or more delegates from an individual company.
We are in a position to offer a limited number of attendees the possibility of our supplemental one-to-one meetings on Friday, March 7, 2008. These meetings are designed to allow our clients and friends to discuss during one hour whatever issues they would like to pose. During the last two conferences, more than 55 one-to-one meetings took place. We would like to increase the number this year. Alternatively, in cases where Friday does not fit in with your agendas, we would try to hold the meeting at some time during Wednesday or Thursday.
We hope that you find the enclosed program agenda of interest and ask that you return the reply slip as soon as possible. As space is limited, we shall, as in previous years, only be able to accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note that we have made special arrangements with The Biltmore Hotel permitting those attending the conference to extend their stay for the weekend (or for the day before the program) at very favorable rates.
We look forward to seeing you in Miami!
Chair of the Latin American Tax Practice Group and Member of the Global Tax Steering Committee
Latin American Tax Steering Committee Members
-Simone D. Musa
CLE/CPE Educational Course Credits*
Applications were made for Minimum Continuing Legal and Professional Educational Credits for the states of California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas.
-Antonio Carlos Ferreira
-Maria Fernanda Furtado Fernandes
-Simone D. Musa
-Paulo R. Sehn
-Raymundo E. Enríquez
-Luis Adrián Jimenez-Robles
-Lucero Sánchez de la Concha
-José Pedro Barnola
* Baker & McKenzie LLP is a California MCLE approved provider. Florida MCLE credit approval pending. Baker & McKenzie LLP is an Illinois MCLE approved provider. Baker & McKenzie LLP has been certified by the New York State CLE Board as an accredited provider in the state of New York for the period 12/12/06-12/11/09. Baker & McKenzie LLP is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE. This nontransitional program is not appropriate for newly admitted New York attorneys.
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