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Recent tax changes affecting U.S. investors in Germany and the EU

Presented By:
Bill Henson Lisa Roelofs
Nov. 11, 2020
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In this webinar, tax experts will discuss international tax changes, including anti-abuse measures recently implemented in the EU, as well as how major German tax regulations changes might affect the cross-border business of U.S. taxpayers. 

Businessman working on his laptop computer while on a train.The European Union Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD) contains several anti-abuse measures that all EU member states are required to implement against common forms of aggressive tax planning. During this webinar, which includes professionals from the United States and Germany, we’ll discuss major changes of German tax regulations that could affect the cross-border business of U.S. taxpayers.

The discussion will include specifics regarding the implementation of ATAD 2 in EU member states, including Germany. Our experts will also discuss how the implementation rules will impact common structures and transactions used by U.S. businesses operating in Germany and how these could be altered to minimize negative consequences.

In addition, our experts will discuss intended changes to the definition of a permanent establishment and new tax disclosure requirements of cross-border arrangements.

Learning objectives: 

  • Learn to define the conceptual framework of ATAD 2 in the EU and Germany.
  • Understand how the implementation of ATAD 2 will impact U.S. businesses operating in Germany.
  • Explore and understand new tax disclosure requirements for cross-border arrangements.
  • Develop strategies to alter structures or transactions to avoid negative impacts on U.S. businesses.


  • Bill Henson, partner, international tax


  • Steffen Ahrens, partner, FALK
  • Marco Muth, senior manager, FALK
  • Lisa Roelofs, senior manager, international tax

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