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Dbriefs Asia Pacific Tax Webcasts

Anticipating tomorrow's complex issues and new strategies is a challenge. Navigating what's next with Dbriefs that give you valuable insights on important developments affecting your business in Asia Pacific

Dbriefs Asia Pacific Webcasts Series

- Chinese Language Webcasts
- Japanese Language Webcasts
- Industries Webcasts

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Upcoming webcasts

Financial Services Industry
Financial Services Series: Tax developments in India

17 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM SGT (GMT +8)

Host: Russell Gaitonde
Presenters:  Russell Gaitonde, Rajesh Gandhi, Bahroze Kamdin, and Madhav Kanhere

The Indian economy is recovering from the COVID-19 impact and is gradually picking up amidst these uncertain times and volatile environment, caused by various disruptions, high inflation, and geo-political tensions. The financial services sector can help define the economy and would need to be its backbone, by playing a pivotal role for strength and stability, while operating in a changing world. With the recent developments in the tax environment, what is the impact to the financial services industry? We'll discuss:

  • Key tax developments for financial services in India.
  • Tax policy priorities and current tax audit focus.

Financial Services Industry
Financial Services Series: Tax developments in Australia

26 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM SGT (GMT +8)

Host: Siew-Kee Chen
Presenters: Nari Kye, Alison Noble, Manu Sriskantharajah, and Amelia Teng

As we enter this next phase of the recovery, the future is unfolding. Financial services organizations are operating in a changing world—one they can help define. Financial services firms face in 2022 a pivotal, no-turning-back opportunity to shape their future. This session will explore the key tax developments in Australia for financial services, including:

  • Current tax authority focus, and enforcement approach, including the latest developments and anticipated scope expansion in the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and third party data.
  • Key international tax issues impacting the Australian financial services industry, including the latest developments in the OECD/ G20 Two Pillar Solution.
  • The new fund structure in Australia (the Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle) operative from 1 July 2022.

Financial Services Industry
Financial Services Series: Tax policy developments and reform in Asia Pacific

30 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM SGT (GMT +8)

Presenters: Michael Velten and Jonathan Culver

As businesses settles into the post-pandemic era, the focus of businesses and markets will likely be on how to “build back better”. It is important for businesses to respond with agility to a changing landscape, to weather market events with minimal service disruptions, and to work towards long-term sustainability of their business models. On this backdrop, we'll discuss:

  • Overview of the economic and business impacts of COVID-19 in Asia Pacific and the impact on tax policy and administration.
  • An update on current OECD projects and initiatives, including the proposed two-pillar solution for the digitalization of the global economy and the role of tax policy in stimulating global economic growth.
  • The overall themes in Asia Pacific financial services tax will be distilled as well as the impact on the tax management agenda for 2022-2023.

Corporate Income Tax
M&A and Carve-Out strategy in Southeast Asia

31 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM SGT (GMT +8)

Host: Daniel Ho
Presenters: Ngan Dang, Soo Earn Keoy, John Lauwrenz, Kwang Gek Sim, and Niorn Yukolthong

Several carve-out deals have recently been announced, indicating that in the current economic context, carve-outs are proving to be an interesting option for big corporations to achieve strategic benefits and to bring value to its shareholders. In the past, companies have considered carve-outs when a part of their business is too weak or troubled to keep, or when they want to monetize it. Today, companies are increasingly seeing value in separating non-strategic business units and building a more focused portfolio. Professionals from various geographies will discuss:

  • Overview of carve-out.
  • Market trends and transaction life-cycle.
  • Benefits and challenges of carve-out from a tax perspective.
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