Upcoming: International Bar Association Annual Conference, Sydney

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Benson Shi

With less than two weeks to go to the Annual IBA Conference in Sydney preparations are well under way, the weather is warming up and excitement is growing! The conference officially opens on Sunday 8th October 2017 and will run through to Friday 13th October 2017.

The Immigration and Nationality Law Committee are leading and/or co-sponsoring a number of sessions throughout the week which cover a range of interesting topics in the field of immigration and nationality law, you can read about these further in the Live Programme.

In addition to these substantive sessions the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee are holding a not to be missed committee dinner on Thursday 12 October at the renowned and ambient Bar Machiavelli from 8:00 – 10:30pm.

Anne is particularly looking forward to co-hosting a session with Clare Archer from Penningtons Manches (London) titled “Immigration, citizenship and taxation: what’s the comparative residency threshold?” The session is on Monday 9 October, 2:30 – 5:30pm and hosted by the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee and the Individual Tax and Private Client Committee.

The session is lucky enough to have an outstanding panel of speakers including:

Jacqueline Bart Bart Law Canadian Immigration, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Richard Gelski Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Urs Haegi Vischer, Zurich, Switzerland; President/Chairperson, Swiss Bar Association
Brian Harris Brian Harris & Co, London, England
Graeme Kirk Gross & Co, Bury St Edmunds, England; Co-Chair, IBA Global Employment Institute
Ellen Kratzer Fiduciary Trust International, New York, USA

With these well-known speakers from the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Australia the session is poised to be highly interesting, informative and one not to miss. The session is will discuss:

Being a resident for tax purposes and a resident for immigration have important and distinct differences in the global market context. This has major implications for companies and individuals alike. The panel will seek to differentiate between the types of residency for the respective purposes, discuss the critical aspects of tax on visa considerations and introduce the concept of the comparative residency threshold”.

It is not too late to register for the conference sessions and the social events, click here to ensure you do not miss out on the rare opportunity to take part in the IBA Conference in Sydney, Australia.