2016 Events

Two McGill students are winners of the 2016 Tax Analysts Student Writing Competition

The Chair is happy to announce that among the winners of the of the 2016 Tax Analysts Student Writing Competition are BCL/LLB candidate Jacob Heyka ("International Tax Treaty Arbitration: A Failure. A World Tax Court: The Solution") and Montano Cabezas, BCL/LLB 2014 ("Private Meetings and Institutional Legitimacy: Apple and the EU").

Both had their papers published in Tax Notes International. Bravo, Jake and Montano!


Tax Coop 2016: "Winning the Tax Wars" - May 23-24, 2016

Tax Coop and the World Bank hosted a conference on tax competition and cooperation in Washington DC on May 23-24, 2016.

Professor Allison Christians constructed the debate, which was livestreamed on May 23 at 16:15 EST.

The debaters were Alison Holder of ActionAid, and Veronique de Rugy of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, on the topic of "What’s Better for Developing Countries: Tax Competition or Tax Cooperation?." For complete information, visit the TaxPol blog.


Tax Incentives and Innovation Workshops

February 8, 2016: Law and the Creative District

The Tax and Innovation Research Team workshop consisted of three presentations on themes arising in the Law and the Creative District project organized by Professors Allison Christians and Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse. The goal of the Law and the Creative District project was to examine the role of regulation in the emergence and growth of innovative industries. Each of the presenter groups drafted preliminary findings to present to the group for discussion and collaboration. The discussion helped guide the continuing research. See the Workshop Program [.docx]

(We regret that Professor Kim Brooks had to cancel her presentation.)

November 30, 2016: Base Erosion & Profit Shifting

Albert Baker is the Global Leader in Tax Policy at Deloitte LLP, where he specializes in international tax, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing and corporate reorganizations. His recent research focuses on base erosion & profit shifting, a project to address concerns that current international tax frameworks result in double non-taxation, or stateless income, or reducing the tax base in high tax countries.