School of Law

FATCA in Context - an International Tax Law Seminar

21 November 2012

Time: 2:00 - 5:30pm
Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), 17 Russell Square London WC1B 5DR

In order to provide LLM in Tax Law students with a forum to develop an understanding and discuss their own views on current developments in international tax law, a workshop has been scheduled around a challenging piece of US legislation: FATCA – Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. The session will aim to place FATCA into context, both within the existing US and international tax law arena. A selection of high calibre speakers from practice will share their views and insight and invite an active debate.

Registration is from 2.00pm with a prompt start at 2.30.


Dr Tom O’Shea, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London)

  • 2.30 Welcome and Introduction
  • 2.40 Introduction / Opening Session - Eric Osterweil (US Tax Counsel at Steptoe, Brussels)
    Q&A with Panel and audience
  • 3.10 FATCA - Tax Law Session - Lars Goldhammer (International Tax & Regulatory Change Advisor)
    Q&A with Panel and audience
  • 3.40 FATCA Industry Session (I) - Stephen Fiamma (US Tax Counsel at A&O, London)
    Q&A with Panel and audience
  • 4.10 FATCA Industry Session (II) - Fred Gander (KPMG Partner, London)
    Q&A with Panel and audience
  • 4.40 FATCA Industry Session (III) - Rob Bridson (PWC Partner, London)
    Q&A with Panel and audience
  • 5.10 FATCA Industry Session (IV) - Michael Alliston (HSF Associate, London)
    Q&A with Panel and audience

Closing Remarks - Dr Tom O’Shea

  • 5.30 Drinks with the students

How to Book

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