MSc in Taxation Alumni Symposium and Summer Event

The annual MSc Tax Policy Symposium and Summer Event were held on Saturday 1 July 2023.

The day started off with a Symposium at the H B Allen Centre, Keble College. The symposium was attended by 50 MSc in Taxation students, alumni and staff members, including three programme directors, Professor Tsilly Dagan, Professor Michael Devereux, Professor John Vella, programme co-founders, Visiting Professor Philip Baker KC, and Professor Judith Freedman, and Professor Stephen Shay.

The programme for the symposium involved presentations by four MSc in Taxation alumni and Professor Michael Devereux. They covered a broad range of topics.

Victoria Baguley-Wood, University of Edinburgh, Slavery and Taxation: an unholy alliance

Kui Li, University of Cambridge, The impact of G20 countries’ tax treaty policies on low-income countries

Demis Ioannou, Taxand Cyprus, Value creation and functional analysis: relatives or strangers?

Dominic Foulkes, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Tax treatment of carried interest: some thoughts on the current debate

Michael Devereux, University of Oxford, Corporate tax reform: looking back to look forward

The presentations were excellent, as were the discussions that followed.

After the symposium, participants were treated to a delightful punting adventure. Reminder for the future: when it comes to a choice, stay with the boat and let go of the pole!

As the sun began to set, the group met at Harris Manchester College. The venue created the perfect backdrop for socialising and networking. Attendees relished the opportunity to forge new professional relationships and strengthen existing ones.

The dinner was rounded off with an engaging after-dinner speech by Professor Stephen Shay.

The tax symposium and the social activities that followed were a great success. The Oxford Tax community grows stronger every year – and the annual alumni summer event has already become a real highlight for us, and, we hope, for you too.

We look forward to seeing many of you back in Oxford next year!

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