The Multilateral Instrument: implementation of BEPS in tax treaties

Barcelona, 7 de abril de 2017


You are invited to a business breakfast on April 7, where we will discuss the Multilateral Convention that will  implement some of the measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting (the BEPS Project) in international double taxation treaties that the OCDE published on November 24, 2016.

We will review how the Multilateral Convention affects important BEPS Project actions, including Action 2 (hybrid arrangements), Action 6 (treaty abuse), Action 7 (avoiding permanent establishment status) and Action 14 (dispute resolution, including mutual agreement and arbitration proceedings).

Ms. María José Garde, Deputy Director General of International Taxation, and experts from several European jurisdictions will be speakers at the event. 



9.00 a.m.


Registration and welcoming coffee


9.30 a.m.



Opening remarks

Alejandro Escoda, Partner at Cuatrecasas


9.40 a.m.



The Multilateral Instrument from the Spanish perspective

Ms. María José Garde, Deputy Director General of International Taxation 

10.15 a.m.

Round table: the effects of the Multilateral Convention when structuring foreign investments 


Eric Fort, Partner at Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg

Raul Angelo Papotti, Partner at Chiomenti, Milan

Sonia Velasco, Partner at Cuatrecasas, Barcelona

Olivier Dauchez, Partner at Gide, Paris

Achim Dannecker, Partner at Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart

Stefan Oesterhelt, Partner at Homburger, Switzerland

Damien Crossley, Partner at MacFarlanes, United Kingdom


10.55 a.m.

Closing remarks


Joan Hortalà, Partner at Cuatrecasas


11.00 a.m.

End of session