NYU/KPMG Annual Lectures on Current Issues in Taxation

“Tax planning for U.S. Inbound Investment – defining the boundaries”

Event Details


New York University School of Law
Tishman Auditorium

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-6100


Business casual

Date  |  Time

Thursday, April 18, 2013  |  7:30 a.m. – 5:50 p.m.


If you need assistance registering for this program, please contact Aya Nagoshi at (212) 872-6918.


Time Session
7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Registration / Breakfast
8:25 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

“Primer” on U.S. taxation of portfolio investment and business income by foreign persons

Richard Andersen, WilmerHale LLP

9:25 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

U.S. treaty benefits and developments

NYU Law School Professor H. David Rosenbloom

10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Morning break

Greenberg Lounge (across from Tishman Auditorium)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Authorized OECD approach panel

  • Sean Foley, KPMG LLP
  • Thomas M. Zollo, KPMG LLP
  • NYU Law School Visiting Professor Carlo Garbarino
11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Keynote government speech and debate:

U.S. domestic treaty overrides –are we going against our word”?

Danielle Rolfes
International Tax Counsel
Office of Tax Policy
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Debate panel:

  • Willard Taylor, NYU Law School Adjunct Professor - moderator
  • H. David Rosenbloom, NYU Law School Professor
  • Daniel Shaviro, NYU Law School Professor
  • Richard Andersen, WilmerHale LLP
12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Buffet lunch

Greenberg Lounge (across from Tishman Auditorium)

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Financing the U.S. corporate group from a U.S. and foreign country perspective

  • Fred Gander, KPMG London
  • Marko Gruendig, KPMG German Tax Center
  • Kees van Meel, KPMG Netherlands Tax Center
  • Bastien Voisin, KPMG Luxembourg Tax Center
2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Foreign acquisition of a U.S. corporate group

Thomas M. Zollo and Patrick Jackman, KPMG LLP

2:55 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Afternoon break

Greenberg Lounge (across from Tishman Auditorium)

3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Federal and state taxation of US branches of foreign corporations

  • Peter Connors, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Jeffrey A. Friedman, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
4:05 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

Foreign investment in U.S. real property

  • Ameek Ashok Ponda, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Peter Genz, King & Spalding LLP
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Foreign governments and sovereign wealth funds – U.S. inbound investment

Patrick Fenn, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

5:45 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. Concluding program remarks