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2019 US-Ireland Joint Meeting Agenda
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Joint Meeting of the US and Ireland Branches
September 5-6, 2019
Matheson, 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
Dublin 2


Join us prior to the London IFA Congress for a 2-day Joint Meeting of the USA and Ireland Branches on September 5 and 6 in Dublin. The meeting will start at noon on Thursday September 5, and will include six technical sessions in addition to a conference dinner at a local venue.


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Thursday September 5

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Address

Catherine O’Meara, President, IFA Ireland Branch

Sol Coffino, President, IFA USA Branch


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.



1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

The State of Play – Irish/US Tax Policy

High level comments on the following:

  • US tax reform - GILTI, BEAT and FDII provisions;
  • Brexit;
  • ATAD – implementation and impact;
  • DAC 6;
  • Transfer pricing - forthcoming Irish changes.


Tom Maguire, Deloitte


Barbara Angus, EY

Peter Blessing, Associate Chief Counsel (International), IRS

Brendan Crowley, Department of Finance

Dirk Suringa, Covington


2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Taxation of the Digital Economy
  • OECD and European initiatives.


James Somerville, A&L Goodbody


Mary Bennett, Baker McKenzie

Peter Glicklich, Davies, Ward, Philips and Vineberg

Anne Gunnell, Irish Tax Institute


3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

IP Ownership – Current Trends
  • OECD 2017 Transfer Pricing Guidelines;
  • DAC 6;
  • US tax reform;
  • Tax authority challenges/dispute resolution.


Skip Patton, Boston University School of Law


Peter Blessing, Associate Chief Counsel (International), IRS

Peter Connors, Orrick

Mark O’Sullivan, Matheson

Susan Roche, PwC


4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

End of Day 1 Remarks

7:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception and Dinner at Glovers Alley
Friday September 6

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Introduction to Day 2

Catherine O’Meara, President, IFA Ireland Branch


9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Holding Companies – Key Trends
  • Impact of ATAD on traditional holding company locations;
  • Substance requirements;
  • MLI and treaty benefits.


Anne Harvey, Matheson


Sonya Manzor, William Fry

Hsuany Shan, PwC

Bob Stack, Deloitte


10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Financing the Future – Interest Deductibility/Hybrids


Lynn Cramer, Maples

Andrew Quinn, Maples


Peter Blessing, Associate Chief Counsel (International), IRS

Áine Hollingsworth, Irish Revenue Commissioners

Colleen O’Neill, EY

Lauren Ross, Covington


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Managing Tax Risk in Complex Times – A Tax Director's Perspective


Carol Tello, Eversheds Sutherland


Sheila Lawlor, Experian plc

David Paul, American Honda Motor Company

Tom Roesser, Microsoft


1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Catherine O’Meara, President, IFA Ireland Branch


1:15 – 2:15 p.m.



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Thank you to Matheson for hosting this meeting.

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