EMEA PE Webcast Series – Episode Two: Attribution of profit to PE’s

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 3.00 – 3.45 pm CET

On 22 June 2017 the OECD issued a new discussion draft on the attribution of profits to PE, replacing the previous version issued in July 2016.
Responding to the more than 400 pages of commentary received and an apparent disagreement between the OECD members on the contents of the previous discussion draft (and the application of the Authorised OECD Approach) this new document takes a different approach to the previous draft guidance released.
The second episode of our EMEA PE webcast series will provide an overview of this new draft guidance and will walk through the examples provided in the revised discussion draft highlighting the change in approach adopted by the OECD in this document.
PwC specialists from our international tax practice and our transfer pricing practice will provide their reaction to the new discussion draft and will consider how it may be applied in practice, considering the impact of BEPS on the interaction between Article 7 (Business Profits) and Article 9 (Associated Enterprises) of the OECD Model Tax Convention and identifying local country differences in application.
As with all episodes of this webcast series you will have the chance to raise questions directly to our PE specialists.

Speakers for episode two will include:

  • Monica Cohen-Dumani – Partner, International Tax Services, EMEA ITS Central Cluster Leader
  • Stefaan De Baets – Senior Counsel, Transfer Pricing, PwC Belgium
  • Xavier Sotillos Jaime – Partner, Transfer Pricing & Value Chain Transformation, PwC France
  • Ludger Wellens – Partner, Transfer Pricing, PwC Germany

To register for the WebEx:

Please, click on the below link to register for the WebEx session:
Register here


PwC’s NPO Breakfast Spring 2017 – breaking barriers in delivery

Breaking barriers in delivery

Switzerland, and more specifically Geneva, is an important global hub for international Not-for-Profit organisations. These play a vital role in key humanitarian activities worldwide. In spite of the importance of this work, which benefits a growing stakeholder community, these organisations can find themselves confronted with a number of formal issues in an increasingly complex environment.

Artificial intelligence and equal pay are two topics rising in importance in the business world. How do they benefit your organisation? How do they impact your organisation’s activities?

We would like to address these matters and share key questions asked by NPO managers around artificial intelligence and equal-salary at our upcoming
NPO Breakfast on Tuesday, 20 June.

The breakfast will provide a great opportunity to meet with PwC experts and peers encountering similar issues. If you would like to attend please register, as the number of participants will be limited.

We look forward to meeting you over breakfast!


8.30 am Welcome coffee & breakfast

9.00 am Introduction
Gill Sivyer, Partner, Global Leader International Development, PwC

9.10 am Artificial Intelligence
Christian Westermann, Partner, Leader Data & Analytics, PwC Digital Services
Manuel Capel, Senior Manager, Data & Analytics, PwC Digital Services
The Speakers will introduce the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and the reasons why it is gaining importance in the business world. Interconnected digital systems generate valuable information from new sources such as the internet, sensors or images captured by drones. By applying artificial intelligence to this data, it can be used to drive revenues and reduce costs by identifying new market opportunities, increasing process automation and detecting anomalies.

9.30 am Equal-Salary Certification
Sue Johnson, Senior Manager, Inclusion & Diversity, PwC
Attracting the best talent continues to be a top of mind challenge for leaders in all sectors. Fostering an inclusive workplace is key to enabling an innovative work culture and high performing teams with a customer centric ethos. The speaker will outline the impact of how EQUAL-SALARY certification can support your organisations journey to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

9.50 am Questions & discussion

10.20 am End

Event details

Date and time
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
From 8.30 am to 10.20 am, including breakfast

PwC Geneva
Avenue Giuseppe-Motta 50
1202 Geneva

Participation fee
The event is free of charge.
The number of participants is limited. Participants will be accepted in the order registrations are received.

Please register by clicking on the below link. Your registration will be confirmed.
Register here

Olga Alfaro
Event Coordinator

Digital goes live – Meet PwC at the SAP Forum 2017 – Switzerland’s biggest digital festival

Visit us at the SAP Forum 2017, Switzerland’s biggest SAP event, in Basel on 4–5 April. Spend two fascinating days with technical specialists and industry experts and make the most of the discussions about current trends in digital transformation with SAP.

PwC and SAP enjoy a long-standing, global partnership. With 7,500 PwC experts worldwide, we support our customers from the strategy stage through to implementation in SAP transformation projects. PwC was named as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAP Implementation Services in 2015 and was also recognised in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide SAP Implementation Services Ecosystem Vendor Assessment in 2016.

We look forward to discussing any challenges that you might be facing in relation to SAP, SAP HANA and process and technological support for value-added tax, customs clearance, security and compliance with SAP.


Congress Center in Basel. You can find us in the second floor foyer.

Highlights from the programme:

Tuesday 4 April 2017 – Business Summit – primarily aimed at business decision-makers

Inspiring keynote speech by Skype founder Jonas Kjellberg

Creative approaches: Forward thinkers present digital business cases live on stage, including

  • SBB’s reporting strategy as a marker of innovation
  • OC Oerlikon’s commitment to digital transformation in its procurement, finance and shared services areas
  • Adrian Zwingli, founder of SwissQ, talks about the changes to the company’s structure
  • Nicole Burth Tschudi, CEO of Adecco Schweiz, presents her vision for the working world of the future

An opportunity to experience digital innovation topics through exciting showcases

‘Elevator pitches’ on SAP S/4HANA, the cloud and security

Forging strong alliances: the open programme and lots of lounge areas provide just the right environment for making new contacts.

Wednesday 5 April 2017  – Technical Summit – primarily aimed at decision-makers and experts from the technology sectors

SAP Executive keynote speech by Rolf Schumann, Global General Manager for Platform and Innovation | SAP Cloud Platform

Drawing upon practical experience – fascinating insights into current digital transformation projects:

IoT Live! – AMAG launches is digital fleet

  • Success with SAP S/4HANA! From making the initial decision to going live: reporting to customers
  • Implementing an international, multilingual B2C shop based on SAP Hybris, presented by Mammut
  • S/4HANA enterprise management @ BKW – one of the first to go live in Switzerland!
  • Landscape transformation and system conversion at Zurich Insurance

The key trends of machine learning and mixed reality, plus interactive deep-dive sessions

48-hour SAP InnoJam session: the ultimate coding challenge goes into the next round!


Put together your own personal programme here.


The ‘SAP Forum 2017’ event is directly organised by SAP (Switzerland) AG. PwC is involved in the event as a supporting partner. Please register directly via the following link at SAP (Switzerland) AG. Participation in the event is free of charge for those who have registered in advance. A walk-in fee of CHF 150 (excluding VAT) is charged for those attending without having registered previously. Please note the registration rules on the event website.

You can contact us in person at any time.

Jozsef Csoka
Senior Manager Advisory
+41 58 792 75 16

Our solution to your data governance challenges

PwC Digital Services – Dathena Cooperation

4 April 2017, Berne, 08:30 – 10:00 including breakfast buffet
5 April 2017, Zurich, 08:30 – 10:00 including breakfast buffet

Online registration


4.4.2017, 08:30-10:00 including breakfast buffet
PwC, Bahnhofplatz 10, 3001 Berne

5.4.2017, 08:30-10:00 including breakfast buffet
PwC, Birchstrasse 160, 8050 Zurich

Download the full program here.

The event will take place in English.

Event participation is free of charge, however registration is required before 27.03.2017.

Philippe Oberti

Zurich Treasury Conference 2017

The 18th edition of our annual  Zurich Treasury Conference.

We are pleased to send you the invitation for our annual Zurich Treasury Conference on the 4th of April 2017 at the Swissôtel. We are delighted to provide you with the full programme and an excellent line-up of speakers.

We have covered many themes over the years, and our 2017 programme will again live up to this diversity of topics. We will open the afternoon with the impact of banking regulation on corporations and cover two corporate case studies on treasury integration and transformation. Following our PwC Global Treasury Survey highlighting this as a key topic, we will have a presentation on liquidity forecasting, and we will also cover the challenges of the low interest rate environment. Finally we will have a corporate treasurers panel to discuss challenges of midsized treasuries. Of course the event is also an important moment to connect amongst peers, for which there will be ample time provided.

PwC’s Treasury Solutions Group looks forward to welcoming you at the 18th edition of this event.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 13:00 to 18:00, followed by an apéro

Swissôtel, Schulstrasse 44, 8050 Zurich

Participation fee:

The price will be CHF 350 per participant (VAT, documentation and refreshments included).

Register by clicking here

Invitation Webcast: US Tax Reform and Impact on Companies Investing in the US

Wednesday, January 18, 1:00 pm.- 2:00 pm ET

Online registration

Whatever your resolutions, the start of a new year offers opportunities for new beginnings and improvements. As you look at 2017 and what’s ahead for your business, PwC’s Doing business in the United States can help guide you through the US tax system as you invest or expand your investments in the United States.

Wondering what’s the outlook for the US tax system this year? Join PwC for a closer look at tax reform and other tax policy issues specific to global companies investing in the United States.

Wednesday, January 18, 1:00 pm.- 2:00 pm ET


  • How is the US tax system unique?
  • What is the process of transforming tax reform into US law?
  • What are the option for tax reform and how do they compare and contrast (Camp plan, Trump proposal, Republican Blueprint)
  • What are the consequences for US inbound companies, from interest
    educibility, treatment of intangibles, state taxes, and border adjustability?


  • Chris Kong, US Inbound Tax Leader
  • Peter Merrill, US National Economics and Statistics Principal
  • Pam Olson, US Deputy Tax Leader & Washington National Tax Services Leader
  • Oren Penn, US Inbound Tax and International Tax Services, Principal

For further details please refer to our registration page.

PMI Event Bern

Critical success factors for successful project management in public industries

Why do so many public-sector transformation projects struggle to achieve their objectives? What can other industries learn from the public sector’s project experience? These are just two of the many questions we want to address at a presentation we are hosting jointly with the Project Management Institute (PMI) at PwC in Bern on 18 January 2017.

Please register online

Wednesday, 18st of January, 2017, 18:30

PwC Bern, Bahnhofplatz 10, 3001 Bern


This event is held in English.

More details here

The Philippines – the gateway to South East Asia


The Philippines is among the world’s most promising emerging economies– and it is the top provider of shared services centres, call centres and process outsourcing facilities! The new free trade agreement between EFTA and the Philippines will take effect in 2017. And the country’s new leader regularly makes the global headlines.

Will the new government impact a 15-year-old success story that has catapulted the Philippines to becoming a global player in the digital economy? Will new policies and areas of economic focus like the ‘farm to table’ industries help support investment and boost exports of Swiss technologies such as machinery and equipment? Join our tailor made business mission to find the answers to the questions that are relevant to your company.

Experts on Switzerland and the Philippines at PwC will put you in contact with local economic experts, business players, relevant institutions, government officials and decision-makers. Visits to the Swiss embassy in Manila, branches of international companies already established in the Philippines and B2B with business allied with the Philippine-Swiss Business Council will enable you to gain valuable experience and insights into good practice from local entrepreneurs, identify concrete business opportunities, and familiarise yourself with the relevant regulatory frameworks and how to kick-off successful market entry. You’ll also be able to get an idea of what services you can expect from government agencies and PwC.

Form your own impression of the Philippines as a promising gateway from Europe to Southeast Asia and back − and register now!


Dates: Sunday, 12 March 2017 to Wednesday 15 March 2017
Invitation: Please find here the invitation.
Programme: Here you can find further information about the trip.
Travel and accommodation: Please find here some travel and hotel options.

Cyber Security: which operational model for which scenario

SIGS Afterwork Event in Geneva October 2016

The future of security management: in house expertise vs MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) and the challenges at an organizational layer

Meet with and be inspired by professionals who face a similar set of challenges as you. Share strategies for mitigating against the current information security threats. A friendly, relaxed and professional atmosphere will ensure that you leave this event with a wealth of trust-based contacts and tangible takeaways.

The unique strength of this event is that members can feel free to share concerns, successes, and feedback in a one-to-one environment.

Date of Event:
26 October 2016, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Hotel Warwick Geneva, 14, rue de Lausanne, 1201 Geneva

Participation Costs:
Fr. 30.– per participants (this includes presentations, all beverages and aperitif)


• Mathieu Delavy, Senior Manager Cybersecurity at PwC
• Johny Gasser, Information Security & Compliance Officer (for a global customer) at Orange Business Services
• Thierry Clavel, Corporate Security & Lawful Interception Manager at Salt Mobile

Please find further information and the program here.

This is a ‘must attend’ event for all security professionals! We are confident that the relationships you develop here will prove to be crucial to your continuing success.

So don’t wait and register here if you have a XING account. If you don’t have or don’t like to have a XING account, just send us an email.

6th Zurich Regional and Global Headquarters Conference

Switzerland – resilience and stability amongst uncertainty and geopolitical turmoil

As we go to press with this year’s invitation, the global business and geopolitical environment has become significantly less certain. With the UK and the rest of the world attempting to come to terms with the implications of the UK voting to leave the EU, business is facing a significant period of uncertainty that requires a calm and measured response to a volatile and turbulent environment. Add to this the changes articulated by the OECD’s BEPS project that are starting to enter into legislative force the debate around the impact that migration has upon economies and the prospect of increased use of robotics in the working environment and beyond … the only certainty is that there will be uncertainty in the future.

In our conference, we will attempt to address these issues and how Switzerland fits into this environment. With Switzerland’s relative political and fiscal certainty it has the opportunity to provide an increasingly attractive platform from which to navigate a route through the ongoing turmoil.

With presentations from Martin Naville, CEO of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Johan Rochel, Vice President of the Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy (foraus), we’ll be contrasting Switzerland with other nations and hearing where this country stands in terms of the political environment and developments on immigration.

Online registration

Please find the full programme here.

Date: Wednesday, 05.10.2016

Time: 8.15am to 3.15pm, with a networking lunch

Location: Kameha Grand Zurich