David Cubeta, Miller & Chevalier; Cragi Gibian, Shearman & Sterling LLP: Eileen Marshall, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
This series will provide tax practitioners with a practical introduction to the taxation of financial instruments, including debt instruments, derivatives, and special rules and regimes that apply to the taxation of financial transactions. Using real-world examples and problems, a panel will help participants master the tax treatment of financial instruments, including the timing and character of items of income, gain, deduction, and loss derived from such instruments. The economics of various financial instruments will be explained in a practical manner to help attendees understand how and why these instruments are used. Finally, the class will focus on special rules and regimes applicable to the taxation of financial transactions.