Thursday, 9 November 2017, 1 Hotel South Beach, Miami

Latin Lawyer is delighted to present the second edition of Latin Lawyer Tax Summit on Thursday, 9 November.

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Celso Costa

Machado Meyer, São Paulo

Celso has extensive experience in M&A, reorganizations, cross-border transactions, transfer pricing and general advisory. Solid background in corporate law. Accounting skills acquired in a leading accounting firm. In depth knowledge of administrative litigation. Continuously involved in several of the largest M&As, reorganizations and IPO's. His practice includes advisory on financial and insurance services, infrastructure, information technology, manufacturing and mining advisory.

Michael Silva

DLA Piper, Miami

Michael Silva focuses his practice on international tax law, with emphases on US investment structures, cross-border tax issues, tax treaty planning, withholding obligations of US real property investments and US activities of foreign banks. He has significant experience providing counsel in connection with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a complex, unilateral US tax legislation that imposes third-party reporting obligations on global financial entities.


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' morning welcome

Celso Costa, Machado Meyer, São Paulo
Michael Silva, DLA PiperMiami

9.10: Morning keynote

9.40: Automatic exchange of information: Year one

The OECD's automatic exchange of information standards were enforced in many countries for the first time this year. In 2018, many more will follow as the tax world is opened to unprecedented scrutiny. What do governments need to do for the reforms to be effective? Moreover, what economic, legal and political challenges must tax advisors and financial institutions confront?

10.40: Coffee break

11.10: Global tax enforcement trends in the Americas

While taxes are one of life's certainties, their associated policies and legislation are constantly changing and evolving. Are governments in the region favouring some forms of taxation over others and what sort of behaviour do legislators hope recent reforms will promote? Is promoting uncertainty part of the government´s general strategy? Panellists will share their reactions to the latest tax trends in the region and discuss how businesses can best prepare for the future.

12.10: Networking lunch

13.40: Afternoon keynote

14.10: BEPS: A strategic approach to implementation

It's been two years since the G20 group of nations approved the OECD's Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. As 2017 comes to close, how are companies and their advisors dealing with the associated country by country reporting standards, general anti-avoidance rules and treaty abuse controls? Is it still possible to reduce tax bills through effective planning?

15.10: Coffee break

15.40: Transfer pricing and substance over form: How will law firms respond to the BEPS challenge?

Complex economic formulas, local files, master files, country by country reporting standards along with a host of other requirements all seek to crack down on transfer mispricing, but represent a challenge for businesses and their lawyers. As regulators place a growing emphasis on financial clarity, economic substance and legal compliance; what can law firms do to expand their casework and avoid being undercut by non-legal service providers?

16.40Structuring for withholding tax, VAT and IP rights in the digital economy of taxation

The world's economy has changed dramatically since the dawn of the internet age and more business than ever before is conducted online. However, legislation is often out of date, creating many uncertainties for lawyers and their clients. How should withholding tax, VAT and IP rights be structured in this complex regulatory environment?

17.40: Chairs' closing remarks 

Celso Costa, Machado Meyer, São Paulo
Michael Silva, DLA PiperMiami

17.50 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by KPMG


1 Hotel South Beach, 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA


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  • “Simply perfect! Outstanding speakers, very interesting content and deep discussions on the same event.”

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    Magna International Inc.

  • “The conference was very well organised and the level of speakers made it really productive and interesting.”

    Fernanda Ruiz Tomasoni Laender, Senior Counsel
    Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early $750 29 September 2017
Early $850 27 October 2017
Standard $950 9 November 2017


Complimentary In-house/Governmental registration available