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Permanent establishments in the 21st century—Some tricks, traps and trends presentation

Published on 10 Oct 08

As the nature and style of business operations have evolved, the concept of permanent establishment (PE) has also had to evolve. This presentation considers various issues for corporates associated with having a PE in Australia or an overseas jurisdiction, whether this be by deliberate design or unintended consequence, including:

  • an update on the status of the "virtual PE"
  • is it ever helpful to have a PE?
  • recent Australian developments and trends
  • highlights and anecdotes from around the world.

Author profiles:

Anthony Klein CTA
Anthony Klein, CTA is a Senior Tax Partner of PwC, based in Melbourne, and has over 22 years professional experience as a corporate, international tax and M&A tax specialist. Anthony leads PwC's corporate tax team in Melbourne, comprising of 22 partners and approximately 80 staff, and has been PwC's international tax leader for the Asia Pacific region. Anthony is the principal tax adviser to a large number of companies in the e-business sector. His clients range from some of Australia's largest multinational and publicly listed internet companies, to high growth businesses and earlier stage technology start-ups. He has assisted a number of corporate groups in the technology sector to structure their international investments, including through leading and advising upon cross-border acquisitions, international ownership and financing structures. Current at 09 May 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Anthony KLEIN.
Rob Bentley ATI
Rob has worked with PwC for over 12 years specialising in international tax and Mergers and Acquisitions. Rob is PwC's Head of Mining for the Tax Practice in WA and provides services to a number of mining and mining services clients. Rob provides advice to a number of multinational and ASX listed clients on M&A transactions, cross-border funding and repatriation, tax consolidation and corporate reorganisations. Current at 01 November 2013 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Rob BENTLEY.

This was presented at 2008 Victorian State Convention.

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