How to Perform a BEPS Diagnostic

Price: $0 OnDemand

Astrid Pieron
Partner, Mayer Brown, Brussels
Lewis Greenwald
Tax Transactions & Consulting Partner, Mayer Brown, New York
Lucas Giardelli
Tax Transactions & Consulting Associate, Mayer Brown, New York


This program is sponsored by Mayer Brown. 

Mayer Brown

Get proven tools to evaluate how the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) package will impact your international tax structure with this essential program sponsored by Mayer Brown and Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions.

Hear directly from international tax planning experts at Mayer Brown about how to assess risks to your Multinational Enterprise (MNE) and determine your exposures. Develop a strategy for meeting the complex challenges of the new requirements.

This key program will cover:
• The legislative measures taken individually by European countries
• Requirements and constraints imposed by the BEPS package, including the new transparency requirements
• The U.S./IRS actions related to BEPS
• Legislative measures taken individually by European countries 
• European Union initiatives, including revising the Parent-Subsidiary Directive, Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (addressing BEPS actions 2,3 and 4), automatic exchange of tax rulings and country-by-country reporting, and recommendations on tax treaties

Educational Objectives:
Participants in this program will:
• Get strategies and tools that companies can use to assess and possibly solve their current BEPS exposure
• Identify current and potential challenges brought by other initiatives in Europe

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Corporate tax practitioners including in-house counsels, general counsels, and accounting and tax professionals.

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Astrid Pieron is a partner in the Brussels office of Mayer Brown where her practice covers counseling on the transactional aspects of transfer pricing, tax optimization of mergers and acquisitions, structuring of investment funds, and general assistance to private equity deals.

Astrid is heading the Mayer Brown European transfer pricing center that coordinates transfer pricing strategies and controversies in Europe. She served as a non-governmental member to the EU Joint transfer pricing Forum advising the EU commission on transfer pricing matters (2012-2015).

Before joining Mayer Brown's Brussels office in 2007, Astrid practiced in Brussels and Luxembourg with two of the world’s leading tax and accounting firms: Deloitte (2002 to 2006) and Arthur Andersen (1981 to 2002). Reflecting her multinational practice, she is fluent in French, Dutch and English.


Lewis Greenwald is a Tax Transactions & Consulting partner in the New York office of Mayer Brown. His practice is focused on providing international tax planning for multinational clients including, but not limited to: tax efficient acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, and repatriations; migrating intellectual property to tax favored jurisdictions; avoidance of all types of subpart F income; leveraging operations; creating double deductions; debt/equity determinations; bad debt/worthless stock deductions; dual consolidated loss compliance and administrative relief; transfer pricing-planning, compliance, and controversy; and cross-border foreign currency transactions. Lewis has almost 30 years of tax law experience.


Lucas Giardelli is a Tax Transactions & Consulting associate in Mayer Brown’s New York office. His practice is focused on international tax planning (including controlled foreign corporations/Subpart F income, tax-efficient reorganizations, cross-border financing, IP planning, individual tax planning) and corporate tax matters, advising clients on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, financing arrangements and other transactions. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2012, Lucas practiced tax law at a leading law firm in Argentina.