2014 IADC International Tax Seminar

Start: 5 June 2014

End: 6 June 2014

Venue: New York Hilton Midtown

Location: New York, NY, USA

Conference Sponsors

Registration Information

Advanced registration for this event is closed.
Please see IADC staff onsite for door registration.

  • Registration for this event is $575 per attendee.
  • IADC/SPE/PESA/IAGC members only.

Conference Links

For registration inquiries, please contact Josh Sanchez at joshua.sanchez@iadc.org or +1 713 292 1945.

No prerequisites are required.

15 CPE’s are available for this event!

Click here to view the roster (as of 27 May).  A current roster will be provided onsite.


Worldwide tax issues affecting the drilling and producing industry will be addressed at this seminar. IADC tax seminars are geared to both specialists and non-specialists. Continuing education credits will be offered for tax specialists.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

2:00-5:00 pm  IADC Tax Committee Roundtable   Gramercy West  (Committee Members Only)

Conference Program

Thursday, 5 June 2014

7:45 am  Registration & Coffee Service   Foyer

8:15 am  Welcome & Introduction   Gramercy

  • Aidan Arney, Chairman, IADC Tax Committee; Senior Manager, Atwood Oceanics

Session Chair: Aidan Arney, Chairman, IADC Tax Committee; Senior Manager, Atwood Oceanics
8:20 am  International Update: Pat Berrigan, Partner, & Carl Dubert, Principal, Washington National Tax Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

8:50 am  Repatriation Planning: Patrick Jackman, International Tax Principal, Washington National Tax, KPMG LLP

9:35 am  Tax Treaty Traps & Tips: Harry Burritt, Managing Director, & Steve Nauheim, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

10:05 am  Coffee Break   Foyer

Session Chair: Adam Bourns, International Tax Manager, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
10:20 am  Transaction Update: Deborah Byers, Partner, EY

11:05 am  Controversy Update: Victoria Sherlock, Tax Managing Director, KPMG LLP

Session Chair: Julianne Britt, International Tax Manager, Vantage Drilling Company
11:50 am  Luncheon   Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP   Murray Hill West

  • Featured Presentation: Washington Update: Bill Tanner, Vice President – Government & Regulatory Affairs, IADC

Session Chair: Tom Geczik, Assistant Director Tax Planning, Transocean
1:05 pm  Global Share Plan Optimization & Compliance: Mike Prewitt, Tax Partner, & Sandy Shurin, Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP

1:35 pm Technology Advancements in Operational Transfer Pricing: David Landers, Tax Partner, Tax Management Consulting, & John Wells, Tax Principal, Transfer Pricing,  Deloitte Tax LLP

2:05 pm  Inversions: Steve Surdell, Principal, & Mat Newmes, Partner, EY

2:35 pm  Redomiciliations & Multi-Jurisdictional Contracts: Greg Kernek, Tax Principal, & Richard Castanon, Deloitte Tax LLP

3:05 pm  Coffee Break   Foyer

Session Chair: Jose Dominguez, International Tax Manager, Vantage Drilling Company
3:15 pm  Mexico, Brazil & Latin America Update: David Cuellar, International Tax Services Leader, Sandro Castañeda, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Eduardo Telles, Partner, Ivan Tauil, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, & Robert Morris, Attorney, Norton Rose Fulbright

4:45 pm  Welcoming Reception   Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright   Herb N’ Kitchen

Friday, 6 June 2014

8:00 am  Registration & Coffee Service   Foyer

8:10 am  Welcome & Introduction   Gramercy

  • Aidan Arney, Senior Manager, Atwood Oceanics

Session Chair: Krisie Janak, International Tax Manger, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
8:15 am  ASC 740: Security & Exchange Commission & Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Inquiries & Comment Letter Update: Chad Libertus, Partner, & Greg McCord, Partner, KPMG LLP

9:15 am  Asia Update (Russia, China): Oleg Lvov, Director, & Min Fei, China Tax Desk Leader, EY

9:45 am  Coffee Break   Foyer

Session Chair: Regina Bowen, Tax Manager-International, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
10:00 am  News from the North Sea – Norway/ Netherlands/ Denmark: Tobias Steino, Director – Attorney at Law, Jan-Willem Thoen, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, & Anders Heieren, Partner, Arntzen de Besche

11:00 am  UK Tax Update: Andrew Cox, Tax Partner, Deloitte UK

11:30 am  Talking Taxes with Your Financial Auditor: Shawn O’Brien, Partner, & Ed Osterberg, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Session Chair: Aidan Arney, Chairman, IADC Tax Committee; Senior Manager, Atwood Oceanics
Noon  Luncheon   Murray Hill West

  • Featured Presentation: Drilling Market Outlook: Darren Gacicia, Director – Oilfield Services & Equipment Equities Research, Guggenheim Securities, LLC

1:15 pm  Panel DiscussionTransfer Pricing/Advanced Pricing Arrangement/UK Issues
Moderators: Taf Powell, Executive Vice President – Government & Regulatory Affairs, IADC & Aidan Arney, Chairman, IADC Tax Committee; Senior Manager, Atwood Oceanics

  • John Wells, Tax Principal, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Kelly Hales, Principal, EY
  • Nick Raby, Transfer Pricing Partner, & Diane Hay, Special Advisor on International Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Kristin Yoshida, Tax Managing Director, KPMG LLP

2:45 pm  Adjournment

  • Aidan Arney, Chairman, IADC Tax Committee; Senior Manager, Atwood Oceanics


Sponsorship Opportunities

There are four levels of sponsoring: Diamond sponsors, Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, and Silver Sponsors. Event sponsorships are also available and will be categorized by monetary contribution with the appropriate level of sponsorship. Please find the benefits of the sponsor packages below. The conference sponsor will receive high profile recognition before, during and after the conference.

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Diamond $25,000

(10 Comps*)


Platinum $15,000

(5 Comps*)


Gold $10,000

(3 Comps*)


Silver $5,000

(1 Comp*)


Event sponsorships are also available!

For more information please contact:

Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org, or Lori Gagula, lori.gagula@iadc.org at +1 713 292 1945.

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Hotel Information

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel.

Please be sure to mention IADC to obtain discounted rate.

New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019
Phone: +1 212 586 7000    Fax: +1 212 315 1374
Single/Double Occupancy……..$379.00
Rates available until 16 May 2014.
Click here to make your reservation online.

The New York Hilton is offering great summer rates. If you find an online rate lower than the IADC negotiated rate, please book it. If you have already reserved a room at a higher rate, simply cancel and re-book it to receive the lesser rate. If you’ve not yet made your hotel reservation, please book soon to obtain a great rate. We look forward to seeing you in New York for the IADC International Tax Seminar.

Warning: Please note that there is a company named Exhibition Housing Services (EHS) actively approaching conference delegates and exhibitors by phone and email trying to sell hotel rooms at the Hotel for a cheaper rate than the published rate on this conference website. Please note that Exhibition Housing Services does not represent IADC or the hotel, nor has IADC or the hotel authorized EHS to use their names or trademarks on information they send out to exhibitors and delegates.

To avoid being a victim of fraud, please do not give out your credit card details to any other party and make your hotel reservations exclusively through the Hotel.


Press Policy

Complimentary press registration is limited to one (1) person per company. This individual must be a titled editor, writer, reporter or other bona fide editorial representative of a legitimate industry or consumer publication. Publishers and sales and marketing specialists are excluded from this complimentary registration practice and must pay the full conference registration fee to attend an event.


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Event Summary

2014 IADC International Tax Seminar