SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

IFA Cape Town 2024: Scientific Programme Summary

Subject 1: Finding the meaning of nexus for taxes – past, present and future

General reporters: Prof Dr Johann Hattingh (South Africa) and Prof Dr Peter Hongler (Switzerland)

Chair: Prof Dr Philip Baker KC (United Kingdom)

Subject 2: Practical approaches to international tax dispute prevention and resolution

General reporters: Prof Jan de Goede (Netherlands) and Samuel Maruca (USA)

Chair: Marlene Nembhard-Parker (Jamaica)

Seminar A: Nexus, new forms of taxes and double taxation.

Chair: Stephen Shay (United States)

Seminar B: Mobility, high net worth individuals: latest tax developments.

Chair: James Whitaker (South Africa)

Seminar C: The role of bilateral investment treaties in tax related disputes.

Chair: Liselott Kana (Chile)

Seminar D: Taxation issues for the oil & gas industry and the energy transition.

Chair: Stig Sollund (Norway)

Seminar E: IFA/OECD

Chair: Armando Lara Yaffar (Mexico)

Seminar F: IFA/Africa – Doing business in Africa: transfer pricing and other cross-border tax issues.

Chair: Belema Obuoforibo (Netherlands)

Seminar G: The relation of tax treaties with domestic law.

Chair: Shefali Goradia (India)

Seminar H: Recent developments in international taxation.

Chair: Prof Jonathan Schwarz (United Kingdom)

Seminar I: Judicial approaches to tax treaty interpretation.

Chair: Prof Dr Kees van Raad (Netherlands)

Seminar J: IFA/EU

Chair: Prof Dr Georg Kofler (Austria)


YIN Seminar: Tax Certainty in Uncertain Times: A Regional Perspective and Practical Insights on 21st Century Tax Controversy