On Monday, June 24, 2013 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in our Washington, DC office, please join attorneys from Baker & McKenzie offices in Germany and the US for an informative half-day, morning program, regarding developments that could affect the US defense industry doing business in Germany. Speakers will also include the Director of Taxes & Insurance from General Dynamics Land Systems.

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8:30 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m. – Introductory Remarks on Compliance (relating to Defense contractors) in Germany
Joachim Scherer, Partner, Baker & McKenzie – Frankfurt office
9:15 a.m. – Tax Compliance Issues
Ulrich Raensch, Partner, Baker & McKenzie – Frankfurt office
Jeff Maydew, Partner, Baker & McKenzie – Chicago office
Mandeep Sabharwal, Director of Taxes & Insurance, General Dynamics Land Systems
●    The “red flags” for defense contractors’ income tax liability in Germany.
●    P.e. in Germany if services are rendered exclusively on the military compound?
●    Determination of “attributable profits”: alternatives to German branch accounting?
●    How to settle defense contractors’ German income tax disputes.
10:15 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – VAT and Customs Compliance Issues
Nicole Looks, Partner, Baker & McKenzie – Frankfurt office
Ted Murphy, Partner, Baker & McKenzie – Washington, DC office
●    VAT and customs exemptions under the NATO SOFA Agreement.
●    Requirements to benefit from applicable tax privileges
●    Pitfalls and challenges.
11:15 a.m. – Compliance with the new Defense Procurement Framework
Katharina Weiner, Associate, Baker & McKenzie – Dusseldorf office
●    Application of the European Defense Procurement Directive (2009/81 EC)  in Germany and other EU Member States.
●    Scope of the directive, in particular: possible exemptions from the regime
●    Regime for contracts not covered.
●    Procurement procedure according to the directive: Consequences for the supply chain.
●    Consequences for existing and future offset obligations.
●    Domestic preferences and “buy European”-policies under the regime of the directive.
●    Bid protest and other remedies under the regime of the directive.
12:15 p.m. – Q&A Session
12:30 p.m. – End of Program

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There is the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings after the conclusion of the program. Please let Sal Gonzalez know if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.

Baker & McKenzie LLP
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Washington, DC 20006

Sal Gonzalez
Executive/Marketing Coordinator
Tel: +1 202 835 1661

Approved for 4.5 California general CLE credits, 4.5 Illinois general CLE credits, 5.5 New York general CLE credits, and 5.0 Texas general CLE credit. Florida and Virginia CLE applications can be made upon request. Participants requesting CLE for other states will receive Uniform CLE Certificates.

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a California and Illinois CLE approved provider. Baker & McKenzie LLP has been certified by the New York State CLE Board as an accredited provider in the state of New York for the period 12/12/12-12/11/15. This non-transitional program is not appropriate for newly admitted New York attorneys. Baker & McKenzie LLP is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE.

We will be applying to the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. for CCS credit.