12 Mar 2019
Excellence Programme in International Tax Law & Policy

Taxation in the Digital Economy: State of the Art & Unresolved Issues


The impact of the digitisation of the global economy on international taxation has is not a new topic. Following the 1998 Ottawa Taxation Framework, the OECD had instituted the Technical Advisory Group on E-Commerce in 2001, which presented its report in 2003. The topic has now regained urgency within the parameters of the OECD/G20 BEPS project. This urgency, fuelled by new found political capital, has resulted in states undertaking unilateral measures, with multilateral solutions not achieving consensus. This raises business and policy concerns of how taxing rights should be exercised and issues of double taxation.


As part of our Excellence Programme on International Tax Law & Policy, we are organising a day-long seminar to discuss issues from an industry, practice as well as policy perspective on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 from 08:30 – 16:00, at Stadhuis Maastricht.



08:30 – 09:00 Registration & coffee

09:00 – 09:15 Dhruv Sanghavi, Introduction

09:15 – 10:45 Businesses in the digitised economy, Tom Roesser, The tax impact of digitisation on a ‘digital business’ Christian KaeserThe tax impact of digitisation on a ‘traditional business’ Clive Baxter, Digital taxes and international transport

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee

11:00 – 12:00 Tax Practice in the digitised economy, Jan Bart Schober, Loyens & Loeff, Meyyappan Nagappan, Nishith Desai Associates

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:30 Indirect Taxes in the Digitised Economy, Aleksandra Bal, Indirect Taxes & the Digital Economy, Frank Nellen, Response to Aleksanda Bal

14:30 – 16:00 The Digitised Economy & EU State Aid Rules, Ruth Mason & Leopoldo Parada, The EU Proposals and State Aid, Raymond Luja, Response to Ruth Mason & Leopoldo Parada

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee & Snacks

16:30 – 17:30 Dhruv Sanghavi & Vikram Chand, Policy solutions for solving the allocation of taxing rights


The participation fee is only €200,- incl. lunch. For online registration as well as online payment, please click on the green button at your right-hand side. 


In case you might have questions concerning this conference, please get in touch with us.

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