Peter A Allard School of Law

Tax Law & Policy Lecture: The Role of the United Nations in Tax Norm Shaping

Mr. Lennard will speak on the United Nations’ support for developing countries in their engagement with international tax policy issues. The talk will specifically address the topic of digital taxation, including the pros and cons and multilateral treaties, bilateral treaties (including the proposed UN Model Convention Article 12B), and unilateral actions, and ways for the international community to move forward. Mr. Lennard will also comment on other developments at the UN, including the recent Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity (FACTI) Panel Report.

The event qualifies for 1.5 CPD credits. 

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About the Speaker

Michael Lennard

Michael Lennard is Chief of the International Tax Cooperation Section in the Financing for Sustainable Development Office of the UN and Secretary of the UN Tax Committee.  His work focuses on ensuring the fairness and workability of international tax norms, including achieving greater developing country input into those norms, and encouraging cooperation to improve tax systems as a spur to sustained development that benefits all stakeholders in tax systems. He currently leads the UN Secretariat work on transfer pricing and on taxation of the digitalized economy.  He has also been responsible at Secretariat level, for the 2017 Updates of the UN Model Tax Convention and United Nations Handbook on Selected Issues in the Taxation of the Extractive Industries for Developing Countries.

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