1st INTR Conference by 2Upv1d


									                          Queen’s University Faculty of Law presents

       ‘Globalization and the Impact of Tax on International Investments:
                A Symposium in Honour of the Late Alex Easson’
                                        Sponsor: KPMG
               Room 202, Policy Studies Building, Queen’s University, Feb. 29, 2008

                             Proposed Agenda (Feb. 6, 2008 draft)

9:30 – 10:00       Opening statements:
                    1. Dean William Flanagan, Queen’s Faculty of Law
                    2. Gabe Hayos, KPMG, Co-chair of symposium
                    3. Arthur Cockfield, Queen’s, Co-chair of symposium

10:00 – 12:00      SESSION 1:
                   Designing Tax Rules for International Investments
                   Panel Chair:
                      Daniel Thornton, Queen’s Business School
                   Speakers and papers:
                    1. Tim Edgar, University of Western Ontario
                       ‘Interest Deduction Allocation and Foreign Investments’
                    2. Andrew Halkyard, University of Hong Kong
                       ‘Evaluating Chinese Tax Incentives for Foreign Investors: An Eassonian
                    3. Arthur Cockfield, Queen’s University
                       ‘The Theory and Reality of Taxing Foreign Direct Investment:
                       Contributions by Alex Easson’
                   Brian Mustard, Dept. of Finance
                   Mary Anne Bueschkens, Heenan Blaikie LLP
12.00 to 13.00     Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:20      SESSION 2:
                   The Impact of Globalization on the Taxation of International Investments
                   Panel Chair:
                      David Duff, University of Toronto
                   Speakers and papers:
                    1. Jinyan Li, Osgoode Hall, York University
                       ‘Revisiting Inter-nation Equity’
                    2. Kathy Lahey, Queen’s University
                        ‘International Taxation, Gender and Human Rights’
                    3. Richard Cullen, University of Hong Kong
                        ‘Globalization and the Hong Kong Revenue Law System’
                   Lori McMillan, Washburn University

14:20 – 14:30    Coffee Break

14:30 - 15:50    SESSION 3:
                 Tax Treaties and International Investments
                 Panel Chair :
                     David Kerzner, Law Offices of David S. Kerzner
                 Speakers and papers:
                  1. Victor Thuronyi, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
                      ‘Tax Treaty Templates’
                  2. Kimberley Brooks, McGill University
                      ‘Using the Tax System to Promote Investment in Low-Income Countries:
                      An Illustration of Good Intentions, Bad Results’
                  3. Rick Krever, Monash University
                      ‘Examining the Taxation Cross-border Capital Gains under the OECD Model
                      Tax Treaty’
                 Geoffrey Turner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
15:50 -16:00     Coffee Break
16:00 -17:20     SESSION 4:
                 Taxing Cross-border Services and Service-Providers
                 Panel Chair :
                      Martha O’Brien, University of Victoria
                 Speakers and papers:
                  1. Brian Arnold, Goodmans LLP, Harvard University
                      ‘The New Service/Permanent Establishment Rule in the Canada- U.S. Tax
                  2. Catherine Brown, University of Calgary
                      ‘Tax Barriers to Cross-Border Services’
                   3. Walter Hellerstein, University of Georgia
                       ‘Consumption Taxation of Cross-border Trade in Services in an Age of
 Evy Moskowitz, Evy Moskowitz, Moskowitz & Meredith LLP
17:20 – 17:30    Closing Comments: Rick Krever and Art Cockfield
18:30            Dinner at University Club


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