Leading Practitioners to Address CFOs and Corporate Tax Leaders on Industry Consolidation and Restructuring, Transfer Pricing, BEPS, and Other Timely Issues

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Bloomberg BNA and Mayer Brown today announced they are co-hosting their second annual Energy Tax Conference, focused on keeping financial and tax executives informed so they can maximize their organization’s value in today’s complex energy environment.  The conference will be held on September 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston and registration is available here.   The conference will allow attendees to earn 18 CPE/CLE credits.

The conference centers on tax and finance issues affecting today’s global energy companies and will provide the latest insights and perspectives from government officials, policymakers, industry leaders and advisory firms.  It features an unmatched lineup of speakers with deep insights into the energy arena and the wide-ranging issues it is facing.  Highlights of the conference include:

  • Keynote addresses by:
    • U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee and Vice Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee
    • Scott Hodge, President of the Tax Foundation
  • An afternoon of panel sessions dedicated to international issues including best practices when entering emerging international markets and developments in Mexico and Brazil that will impact an organization’s tax position. 
  • A best practices roundtable hosted in conjunction with the Houston chapter of the Tax Executives Institute (TEI) featuring CFOs and Vice Presidents of Tax sharing their perspectives on how to operate most effectively within an organization. 

“Last year’s conference was very unique, with a diversity of tax areas and an exceptional panel of chief financial officers providing feedback on CFO expectations of the tax function,” said Mickey Culpepper, Director of Global Tax Risk & Governance with Baker Hughes. The speakers were top-notch and provided current and relevant perspective on various topics.”

“This year’s conference will once again exceed expectations,” said Shawn O’Brien, Tax Partner, Mayer Brown.  “We have assembled high-ranking energy industry leaders to share their experience with complex tax issues facing energy companies.”

Conference panels include:

  • Industry Consolidation and Restructuring of Debt and Equity
  • Transfer Pricing and What to Do After BEPS  
  • The Importance of Well Drafted Intercompany Agreements in Tax Planning
  • The Future of European Companies, and the Status of Tax Rulings
  • What’s New in the Master Limited Partnership Space
  • Trending IRS Tax Controversy Issues Facing the Energy Industry
  • Financial Audits and Tax Departments
  • Best Practices On How a Company Should Enter an Emerging International Market
  • Mexico: Ongoing Developments in Its Tax Law Regime and Potential Challenges for Corporations
  • Brazil: Navigating the Tax System, Compliance Rules and Audits

As part of their registration, conference attendees will have access to two Webinars on federal and state tax issues affecting the energy industry.  These Webinars will take place from Noon to 1:30 pm eastern time on Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st and are being hosted in conjunction with the TEI Houston Chapter.

“This conference provides a terrific educational opportunity for tax and financial professionals doing business directly or indirectly in the energy industry in the United States and abroad,” said Scott Mozarsky, President, Cross Platform Businesses, Bloomberg BNA.  “This conference will help tax and financial executives address the most pressing issues facing their organizations while giving them the insight they need to contribute to their organization’s bottom line.”

For more information on the conference and to register for the event, click here

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