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Optimising Tax Structures With International Tax Planning, Compliance and Risk Management (UK)
Carine Stoffels
International Tax Expert

This program has been independently accredited and certified by CPD
Carine Stoffels, International Tax Expert


  • Expert consultant for IMF, London School of Economics, and other private clients on tax law, policy and compliance issues
  • Former tax advisor for OECD, advising OECD member countries, G20 non-member countries and other non-member countries on tax law, policy and compliance matters, including the implications of the OECD/G20’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project
  • UK and Belgian qualified tax lawyer with 17 years of international tax experience both in private practice and in the international tax policy arena
  • Speaker and training facilitator at various international tax conferences and seminars


Carine Stoffels is a trusted international tax expert, advising IMF, London School of Economics Enterprise, and other private clients on tax law, policy and compliance issues. She started off her career as a tax lawyer for almost nine years, working, first, in Belgium, then in the UK before moving on to her former role in OECD.


Prior to becoming an independent tax consultant, Carine has been Advisor within the International Co-operation and Tax Administration Division of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, where she was heavily involved in the OECD's work on aggressive tax planning and exchange of information. Carine led a series of regional and country-specific OECD workshops, seminars and other training and capacity building events for tax administrations in OECD and non-OECD member countries.


With 17 years of consulting experience with respectable financial institution such as OECD and IMF in the field of tax management, Carine has garnered years of expertise in aggressive tax planning and tax compliance. She has been a frequent speaker and facilitator at various workshops, seminars, and conferences around the world.


Carine completed the International Tax Program at Harvard Law School, Advanced Specialised Studies in International and European Law and an Advanced Degree in Tax Law at the University of Brussels. She was admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales in October 2009 and was a member of the Brussels Bar as a Belgian qualified lawyer from October 2000 to June 2010.

This course has been independently certified as conforming to accepted CPD guidelines. On average, this executive program contributes 16 hours towards your CPD.

Program Summary


In continuance from the Tax Efficient Transfer Pricing and Intra-Group Financing programme, this programme is designed to help tax professionals and head of businesses develop the most optimal financing structure that can maximise their organisation's bottom line while fully complying with legal guidelines. Former tax advisor of OEDC, Carine Stoffels, will guide you to identify core considerations in tax planning and how to handle them with tax-efficient solutions.


Through this in-depth training programme, tax professionals will be able to gain latest insights on BEPS, international, regional, and domestic tax developments. Carine will prompt you to rethink and explore how different tax considerations, such as residence, permanent establishments, and transfer pricing, can help organisations achieve tax-effectiveness. At the same time, Carine will shed light on how to ensure transparency and compliance with country-by-country reporting, tax rulings, and mandatory disclosure rules.


In addition, you will learn to utilise offshore holding, financing, and IP in your tax planning strategies to ensure tax-effectiveness with full compliance. Last but not least, you will have the chance to discover the implementation of supply chain (re)structuring to improve tax efficiency. Through case studies and intense group discussion, Carine will stretch your thoughts constructively and guide you to realign your tax practices and acquire better financial performance with an optimal tax structure.

Programs, dates and locations are subject to change. In accordance with Clariden Global policy, we do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national or disability in admission to our programs.



The ever-changing complex tax system poses as one of the significant issues to businesses today. If tax planning is done in a poor manner, businesses might see their bottom line bleeding through unintended tax risks such as higher tax payment, poor treasury management, non-compliance, and unforeseen disputes. In order to thrive in today's hyper-competitive market, you and your organisation need to have an in-depth understanding of the current tax systems in order to maximise tax-saving while avoiding legal risks.


Following the Tax Efficient Transfer Pricing and Intra-Group Financing programme, this course will complete your understanding on crucial aspects of tax planning to ensure tax-efficiency. Former tax advisor of OEDC, Carine Stoffels, will assist you to improve tax structuring practice and handle business issues with tax-efficient solutions.


With case studies and interactive discussions throughout the two-day course, tax professionals will have the chance to rethink and witness how different tax considerations can help organisations achieve tax-effectiveness. Tools and considerations, such as residence, transfer pricing, beneficial ownership, and permanent establishment, along with offshore holding, financing, IP that are key to achieving tax-efficiency will be covered. You will also learn to ensure tax compliance within transfer pricing guidelines, tax ruling, and mandatory disclosure rules. Insights on BEPS and OECD guidelines will also be shared to help you maintain compliance and avoid risks and disputes. In addition, you will be given the ins and outs of tax efficient supply chain management to improve your organisation’s tax efficiency.


By the end of this course, you will be equipped with knowledge on tax regulations, ability to identify and analyse your organisation's tax and business issues, and to make decisions that allow more tax-savings.

What You Can Expect


  • Understand international, regional, and domestic tax developments (OECD & BEPS guidelines) that can affect business (re)structuring, compliance and risk management
  • Discover and evaluate core considerations such as residence, permanent establishment, transfer pricing, tax incentives, beneficial ownership, and more
  • Explore core considerations such as tax rulings, mandatory disclosure rules, country-by-country reporting, to ensure tax transparency to ensure compliance
  • Learn to utilise offshore holding/financing/IP for better international tax planning
  • Understand implications of supply chain structures and how to better implement (re)structuring supply chain structures with transparency and compliance

Who Will Benefit Most


This program is designed for but not limited to tax specialists, finance and accounting professionals, trade and customs professionals, supply chain and logistics experts who are seeking to learn or increase their experience with international tax, indirect tax and transfer pricing concepts, as well as MD / GM / CEO and Head of businesses who are considering restructuring their businesses.

Program Outline




Session 1: Setting the scene

  • Key drivers and steps to tax-effective business (re)structuring
  • General overview of international (OECD/G20, EU and other) and domestic tax developments affecting business (re)structuring, compliance and risk management


Session 2: Key corporate tax considerations in the post-BEPS tax landscape – Substance

  • Residence
  • Permanent establishments
  • Transfer pricing
  • Beneficial ownership
  • Tax incentives (including patent boxes)
  • Anti-avoidance rules (treaties, EU, domestic)


Session 3: Key corporate tax considerations in the post-BEPS landscape – Transparency

  • BEPS: transfer pricing (country-by-country reporting), tax rulings, mandatory disclosure rules
  • Other developments in the area of transparency and exchange of information (on request and automatic)





Session 4: Use of Holding/Financing/IP Companies post-BEPS

  • Common holding/financing/IP structures
  • Use of offshore holding/financing/IP companies
  • Key operational, tax and transparency considerations in (re)structuring holding/financing/IP activities


Session 5: Tax efficient supply chain management post-BEPS

  • Examples of supply chain structures
  • Key operational, tax and transparency considerations in (re)structuring supply chain structures


Sessions 6 - 7: Group case study and conclusions

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Venue: Hilton London Bankside, UK
Date: 24 - 25 May 2017
Faculty: Carine Stoffels
Early Bird 1: £1,795 (by 27 Mar 2017)
Early Bird 2: £1,895 (by 24 Apr 2017)
Regular Fee: £1,995
Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat
(1 discount scheme applies)
Contact: karen.woods@claridenglobal.org
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