M&A Journey and the BEPS Era

15 November 2019, Friday

02.00 - 05.30PM
60 Cecil Street, ISCA House, Singapore 049709

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Programme Synopsis

Mergers & Acquisitions have been rife as corporations look at dominate the market or spin off to streamline and rationalise their businesses and structures. Whether these are domestic M&A deals or international deals, the spectre of transfer pricing and the Base Erosion and Profits Shifting ("BEPS") rear their heads.

The laws of one country can differ from that of another country. Now with the BEPS era, it is important to see how M&A decisions may be affected.
This course will give the participants an understanding of the framework of M&A, the process and stages of M&A and practical insights on the legal and tax impact in the BEPS era.

Programme Outline

a. Key drivers for M&A
  • Commercial rationale
  • Asset deal v Share deal
  • Stages and process
  • Pre-deal considerations
  • Post deal considerations
b. Legal and Tax issues
  • Discussion on some legal aspects on deals
  • Review of important tax implications on deals, in both pre-and post deal stages
c.  BEPS impact on 
  • What is the concern with BEPS?
  • How  BEPS can impact deals
  • Cleaning up

About the Presenter(s)/ Trainer(s)

Mr Peter Tan
PeterTanConsulting Pte Ltd

Peter is a Barrister from the Middle Temple, Inns of Court, London where he was called to the Bar of England. He started his tax career in London and continued his specialism in Singapore with KPMG and subsequently with PwC. He was later a Senior Tax Consultant with Baker & McKenzie, Wong & Leow but now runs his own boutique tax and transfer pricing practice, PeterTanConsulting Pte Ltd.

He has advised many MNCs from various industries such as financial institutions, manufacturing, IT, transport and logistics covering areas such as international taxation, mergers & acquisitions, group and business restructuring,  joint venture projects, intellectual property transactions, franchising and distribution, supply chain, financial products, transportation & logistics, tax incentives and transfer pricing. He has also extensive experience in dealing with tax controversies and has obtained several tax rulings.

Peter has been named a leading tax advisor in Singapore for several years and has been named in the tax controversy field by International Tax Review.

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