The Institute for Executive Education (IEE) at New York University School of Law and the Universidad Panamericana (UP), based in Mexico City, have jointly developed and sponsored a program on the Essentials of US International Tax for Mexican Lawyers to be offered June 20-24, 2016, in New York. The intensive program is aimed at providing legal practitioners from Mexico with both theoretical and practical training in US tax law, especially as it relates to global corporations based outside the US.
“We are very excited to be collaborating with Universidad Panamericana to assist Mexican lawyers in developing both a broad overview of the principles and rules underlying the U.S. international tax system, as well as familiarity with the key transactions and issues in this rapidly evolving area of tax law and policy.”-Mitchell Kane, Gerald L. Wallace Professor of Taxation, Academic Director for Essentials of US International Tax for Mexican Lawyers.
The goal of the program is to develop students as proficient consultants for public and private enterprises or governmental entities in all topics related to tax law. Graduates will be able to advise their clients on a variety of legal actions that might take place before the IRS and federal and local courts.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with NYU School of Law on this first-of-its-kind program to be offered to Mexican lawyers,” says Dr. Eduardo Preciado Briseño, director of the postgraduate law program at the Universidad Panamericana. “For decades we have been one of the most important institutions in Mexico, especially in regard to the design of graduate-oriented, tax-law programs. Our perennial commitment to achieving academic excellence has motivated our law school to try and take these great programs to an even higher level – a difficult challenge that led us to pursue partnering with an educational institution that shared our goals and values, an institution that would enhance – with the prowess of its faculty members – the level and expertise of our students. It’s my absolute pleasure to say that we have found these exceptional qualities in NYU Law, a world-renowned university whose name stands for academic distinction and accomplishment.”
The tax program’s courses and seminars are taught by both the leading US practitioners in the forefront of applying current law and academics shaping its development. Students will be led through the basic structure of the US tax system, including an explanation of the many different sources of law at the federal and state level. From there, the program will offer an overview of the rules covering when – and how much – the US will tax both a foreign individual or corporation and a US corporation that conducts business outside the US.
A more detailed treatment of two particularly important subjects for international practitioners will focus on the US approach to transfer pricing questions and US practice under its bilateral income tax treaties. Additionally, a number of cutting-edge, topical issues including corporate “inversion” transactions, the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project, and the prospects for fundamental international tax reform in the US will be discussed.