Prof. Balco speaking on United Nation Model Tax Convention at ADB Conference in Japan


Prof. Balco delivered an interactive session together with Mr. Michael Lennard, Chief of International Tax Cooperation & Tax Trade Section, U.N. Department of Economics & Social Affairs, United Nations, New York on the practical aspects and experience with United Nations Model Convention and tax treaties modeled thereafter (video lecture of Michael), during the Nineteenth Tax Conference on International Model Tax Treaties for Central, West and East Asian Region at ADB Institute in Tokyo.

Next to this scheduled input statement, Prof. Balco also delivered an ad hoc session on tax treaty network overview of Kazakhstan after it turned out that the Kazakhstani representatives did not manage to attend the event.

The conference was attended by tax treaty negotiators and policy makers from Central Asian countries including Caspian as well as the world’s leading experts and academics on this field. From the friends of CATRC – there was also Richard Krever and Catherine Brown. Richard Krever  - Professor of Taxation at Monash University and Director of Monash University Taxation Law and Policy Research Institute , also Richard is member of Advisory Council of CATRC. Catherine Brown is a professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary and visiting research follower and CATRC. Recently she had visited CATRC and gave a guest lectures for KIMEP students during The Permanent Establishment Colloquim.

“I was happy to participate due to several reasons – the event allowed to meet some old friends, while making new friends and establish some crucial relationships that would allow us to advance our research activities in the Central Asian region,” – shares his experience Professor Balco.

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