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Conference: "Tax Treaty Arbitration", Rust, 5-7 July 2018


“Tax Treaty Ar­bit­ra­tion” July 5-7, 2018, Rust (Bur­gen­land), Aus­tria

Or­gan­ized by the In­sti­tute for Aus­trian and In­ter­na­tional Tax Law Vi­enna, in co­oper­a­tion with the Doc­toral Pro­gram for In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness Tax­a­tion. The con­fer­ence fo­cuses on ar­bit­ra­tion as a dis­pute res­ol­u­tion mech­an­ism in in­ter­na­tional tax treaty prac­tice. In a highly in­ter­act­ive en­vir­on­ment, re­port­ers from all over the world will share their ex­per­i­ence on how the tax treaty dis­pute res­ol­u­tion mech­an­isms are im­ple­men­ted in their jur­is­dic­tions, what meas­ures work in which con­texts and what in­sights they can provide for other coun­tries. The main fo­cus of the dis­cus­sions will be whether ar­bit­ra­tion is an “answer” for solv­ing tax treaty dis­putes and the ef­fect­ive­ness of Mu­tual Agree­ment Pro­ced­ures or other al­tern­at­ive dis­pute res­ol­u­tion mech­an­isms in gen­eral. The na­tional re­port­ers will ad­dress the dif­fer­ent pro­ced­ural aspects of ar­bit­ra­tion, the ar­bit­ra­tion meth­ods and de­cisions, and the rel­ev­ant play­ers in ar­bit­ra­tion pro­ced­ures. In ad­di­tion, par­tic­u­lar fo­cus will be put on the rel­ev­ance of the OECD Ar­bit­ra­tion Model, the BEPS Pro­ject, the Mul­ti­lat­eral In­stru­ment and the EU Ar­bit­ra­tion Con­ven­tion with regard to ar­bit­ra­tion pro­vi­sions in bi­lat­eral tax treat­ies. Us­ing the com­par­at­ive ap­proach in the ana­lysis, we aim to provide the prac­tical assess­ment of ar­bit­ra­tion as a dis­pute res­ol­u­tion mech­an­ism, its ef­fect­ive­ness and its ex­pec­ted prac­tical im­pact in the fu­ture.

The con­fer­ence will be held from the even­ing of Thursday, July 5, to the even­ing of Sat­urday, July 7, 2018, in Rust, Bur­gen­land, at See­hotel www.see­hotel­ .

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