Birtwell, Seah Host 5th Annual Finance Bill 2010 Seminar for TransAtlantic Tax Group

November 9, 2010

O'Melveny London partner Jan Birtwell and counsel Janice Seah hosted the Finance Bill 2010 Seminar for the TransAtlantic Tax Group (TTG) at the Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, London on November 9.


This marked the fifth annual conference organized by Ms. Birtwell, which was attended by UK tax lawyers across the various US law firms in London who shared their analyses and views on the technical details of the recently published UK Finance (No.2) Bill 2010 and of various ongoing consultations on new tax legislation.


The sessions at the conference were led by various members of the TTG who are themselves prominent figures on the UK and international tax circuit, including Ms. Birtwell and Seah. Jan Birtwell spoke on the proposed changes to the Financial Services Authority (FSA) Remuneration Code, which could adversely affect and interfere with the way in which individuals at over 2,500 FSA authorized firms can be remunerated with the potential for material tax consequences for such persons and their employers. Seah led a discussion on the proposed changes to the UK tax rules on company distributions.   


The event was attended by over 70 tax lawyers from the leading US law firms in London, and received much feedback from the delegates praising the event to be, "as always, an excellent conference" and a “resounding success.” 


In 2005, the TTG was founded by Jan Birtwell as a professional discussion forum for UK tax lawyers practicing in the London offices of US firms. The group has been instrumental in raising the profile in the London professional community of both O'Melveny's tax practice in London, and in the Firm as a whole.

Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel