This year's programme of Taxation Seminars will as usual take place monthly on Monday evenings, in term times, from 18:30 until 20:00. To help us ensure that all delegates attending the seminar/workshop are able to participate fully, please let us know about any special requirements you have, by emailing FMG@lse.ac.uk. Unless otherwise stated the seminars will be held in either the New Academic Building (NAB), 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields or in Clement House (CLM), 99 Aldwych. Details of the location of both buildings can be found on this map.
Wine, soft drinks, and sandwiches will be available from 18:15 and during the seminar.
17 November: John Avery Jones and Hans Mooij
Arbitration in international tax disputes – Why it works, and why having a permanent tribunal would further improve it
John Avery Jones is a former Judge of the Upper Tribunal and Hans Mooij is an independent international tax adviser, former competent authority and tax treaty negotiator for the Netherlands Government, member of the TRIBUTE initiative for the establishment of an international tax arbitration tribunal.
8 December: Sam Mitha CBE
“Devolved Taxation in the UK: Challenges and Consequences”.
Sam is the former Deputy Director of HMRC’s Tax Policy Group. He has also held senior roles in the Cabinet Office, leading the introduction of the Bank Payroll Tax, R&D Tax Credits and changes to Film Taxation and Self-Assessment. He was also responsible for HMRC policy on the Scottish Variable Rate and the response to recommendations on the introduction of a Scottish Rate of Income Tax. He was awarded the CBE in the 2014 honours list for his work on Tax Policy.
23 February: Carine Stoffels
"Taking into Account Transparency and Substance: Countering harmful tax Practices under BEPS Action 5"
Carine is an advisor within the International Cooperation and Tax Administration Division of the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. Prior to joining the OECD, she worked as a tax lawyer for almost nine years. Starting off as a Belgian Tax lawyer in the tax department of a Magic Circle Law firm in 2000, she moved to London in 2006 as a UK Tax Lawyer in the Tax Department of an international US Law Firm. In the Interim, she also completed the International Tax Program at Harvard Law school.
This seminar will be held in Room NAB 2.06, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ.
9 March: Professor John Muellbauer (Oxford University)
"Prospects for Property Tax reform: Sanity at last?"
Professor John Muellbauer is an expert on housing market issues, including property taxation. This seminar will offer a timely contribution to the discussions of the property taxation, including the proposals for a mansion tax and for reform of council tax.
These seminars are kindly co-sponsored by the LSE Department of Law and STICERD