Offshore Investment Conference Dublin 2013
With a strong, fully compliant business services sector, Ireland is a leading global hub for international financial transactions. It continues to attract major multinational companies due to its competitive corporate tax rate, together with an attractive fiscal regime which includes intellectual property exemptions and generous state grant assistance with research and development. As the new regulatory environment impacts Europe and the rest of the world, Dublin has, for some time, led this new regime and, as a result, is the ideal location for competent compliance. Day One Thursdaywill provide a unique and practical analysis of the continually evolving regulatory measures in Europe. Experts will tackle Solvency II, which is not only on the radar of insurance companies in the EU, but across the globe. BASEL III will be dissected as a result of the recent decision by BIS in Basel that only 50% of the liquidity targets will have to be met by 2016, and 100% compliance by 2019. Ireland's new landmark Companies Bill, introduced late last year, will be showcased and Ireland's ability to attract foreign direct investment will be analysed with a particular focus on its 12.5% corporate tax rate. Éire's success in building a comprehensive tax treaty network with 68 countries will be revealed and the day will draw to a close with a fascinating take of the aircraft leasing industry. Day Two Fridaywill begin with an insight into the profound changes in the finance industry, due in large part to the global impact of regulation. Experts will provide a perspective of European Directives, US legislation and extraterritorial measures. The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will be discussed at length and UCITS IV, V and VI will be analysed in great depth. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and the intergovernmental agreements which have been signed will be discussed and the day will close with an overview of developments in the landmark case of Weavering,followed by a dynamic debate on AIFMD. All of these current developments are of immense interest to industry professionals. The Offshore Investment Conference Dublin 2013 is the only place to discover the necessary tools to adapt together with the knowledge to flourish and excel in this new regulatory environment.