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  • Annual International Tax Forum


    Presented by McDermott Will & Emery and PricewaterhouseCoopers


    Half-Day 1                                                             Half-Day 2

    Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020                                  Thursday Nov. 19, 2020

    8:30 am – 12:00 pm                                              9:00 am – 12:45 pm

    Half-Day 1: Panels 1-3

    8:30 - 9:30        Loss Planning in COVID times—including interest expense limitations, NOLs, FTCs and transfer pricing opportunities-

    Justin Crouse & Mike Wilder, McDermott

    Arjun Banerjee, Mikal Rabanus & Raoul Gonzalez, PwC


    9:45-10:45        Supply Chain Restructuring – challenges and opportunities, including customs, tariffs, the final FDII regulations, documentation and substantiation issues

    Alan Kashdan, Elizabeth Lu & Michael Bruno, McDermott

    Chris Desmond & Tom Quinn, PwC


    11:00-12:00      New Frontier: Digital Economy, UK Brexit, DAC-6 and other EU Developments, expansion of PE rules to digital economy & EU updates on Hybrid Mismatches

                            Sarah Gabbai & James Ross, McDermott

                            Sherry Grabow & Thomas Rees, PwC


    Half-Day 2:  Panels 4-5 & “Virtual Lunch” Speaker

    9:00-10:00        Let’s Talk Tax Reform—2 Years Later

                            The latest on GILTI, Subpart F and Sec. 163(j), including the elective high tax exception & impact of the Whirlpool Tax Court decision on supply chain structures

                            Keith Hagan & Steven Hadjilogiou, McDermott

                            Arjun Banerjee & Neil Edwards, PwC  


    10:15-11:15      Navigating the Latest Anti-Hybrid rules & Sec. 245A Regulations

    The evolution in U.S. policy responses to hybrid mismatch arrangements, application of Sec. 267A & continued adoption of a participation exemption regime

    Jonathan Lockhart & Caroline Ngo, McDermott

    Josh Richardson & Aaron Junge, PwC


    11:30-12:45      Post-Election Policy Discussion

    Dave Noren, McDermott & Rohit Kumar, PwC



    Registration Fee (one price for both half day sessions):

    TEI member with Season Pass/Firm Sponsors (McDermott/PwC)/Academia                                              Free

    TEI member                                                                                                                                                                 $25

    Non-member                                                                                                                                                              $125


    Register via Eventbrite at:


    This program will be hosted on Zoom at the Enterprise level through McDermott Will & Emery. It will be encrypted and password-protected.


    Shortly after registration via Eventbrite, you will receive a Zoom log-in link for each day of the program via email. You will receive these same links again one hour before program start time each day. These links are unique to you and cannot be shared with other individuals. Contact with any questions.


    If the program fee poses a financial hardship, please contact James Peterson ( regarding our financial hardship policy.


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