Tax planning for entertainers and sports stars 2017

Optimise your tax planning strategy for Entertainment and Sports Clients - the only event of its kind.

Thursday, 23 February 2017, London







Full event details can be found here -



09:00 - 09:30 - Registration

09:30 - 09:40 - Chairman’s Opening Remarks, 

Patrick Way QC, Barrister, Field Court Tax Chambers

09:40 - 10:10 - A Sport’s Agent’s Perspective

  • What do their clients want and how do you attract them?

  • Personal experience

  • Sports stars challenges/opportunities

10:10 - 10:40 - Image Rights: the IP Law Position

10:40 - 11:10 - Image Rights: The Taxation Position

Speaker: Freddie Huxtable, Partner, RSM

This will cover the key features of image rights, the setting up of structures from an individual’s perspective , tax efficient creation and proper running. A review of the anti-avoidance provisions and the traps and pitfalls. It will focus on the HMRC guidelines for Clubs and also cover the latest thinking from the HMRC Policy unit on image rights structures and planning. There will also be a case study.

11:20 - 11:40 - Refreshment Break

11:40 - 12:20 - International Touring & Withholding Taxes

Speaker: Charles Bradbrook, Partner, SLRV Accountants

  • Foreign entertainers and sportsmen performing in the UK
  • UK entertainers and sportsmen performing overseas
  • Structuring to limit withholding and safeguard Double Tax Relief
  • Requirements for subsequent filing of tax returns
  • Other practical issues

12:20 - 13:00 - Effective Methods of Resolving Disputes with HMRC

Speaker: Jason Collins, Partner, Pinsent Masons

13:00 - 13:20 - How to Deal with Disputes

13:20 - 14:20 - Lunch

14:20 - 15:00 - Crisis Management

Q & A session with industry leader and "backroom fixer", Mark Gallagher Senior Partner, Pagefield.

This session will look at how to deal with the challenges of dealing with negative media for sports stars and entertainers such as tax issues appearing in social media.

14:50 - 15:30 - International Tax Treatment of Entertainers & Performers

Speaker: Miles Dean, Managing Partner, Milestone International Tax Consultants

15:20 - 15:40 - Refreshment Break

15:40 - 16:20 - Engaging Accountants & Tax Attorneys in Various Jurisdictions

16:20 - 17:00 - Planning for international sports players & entertainers coming to the UK on a temporary and long term basis and for those going abroad

Speaker: Patrick Way QC, Barrister, Field Court Tax Chambers

General considerations

  • Residence and domicile issues
  • Sorting out the contracts beforehand
  • Timing of payments

Considerations for coming to the UK

  • Keeping payments offshore
  • Watching image rights

Considerations for going abroad

  • Timing
  • Falling between tax years when moving HMRC’s current “pinch points” and how to deal with them

 17:00 - 17:10 - Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Speaker: Patrick Way QC, Barrister, Field Court Tax Chambers



  • Michael Farrant, Partner, Project Associates
  • Christina Michalos, Barrister, 5rb
  • Mark Gallagher, Senior Partner, Pagefield
  • Nick White, Partner, Couchmans LLP
  • Miles Dean, Managing Partner, Milestone International Tax Consultants
  • Jason Collins, Partner, Pinsent Masons
  • Charles Bradbrook, Partner, SLRV Accountants
  • Freddie Huxtable, Partner, RSM
  • Patrick Way QC, Barrister, Field Court Tax Chambers



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10% discount available with VIP Code FKW53444LSL

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Event Properties

Event Date 23-02-2017 9:00
Event End Date 23-02-2017 17:00
Location London


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