[2017-06-14] Business Outlook under the new Trump Administration – Seminar with Jones Day


Yesterday, our ‘Business Outlook under the new Trump Administration’ seminar took place at the beautiful and impressive Jones Day office in Amsterdam. We gathered with a nice group of interested DUJAT members and got to hear about the current Trump Administration from the perspective of a partner at Jones Day’s Washington Office: Mr. Ray Wiacek.

Unfortunately Ben Ginsberg was unable to perform his speech due to personal reasons, but Ray Wiacek took care of the entire seminar on his own, informing us in detail about both the changing landscape for European and Japanese companies, and the tax policy in the upcoming Trump years. It was very nice to learn about his experience and knowledge, and we thank him for the interesting speech, or how he would rather call it, talk.

Afterwards there was plenty of opportunity to talk with Ray Wiacek, as well as meet with other DUJAT members while enjoying a drink and some delicacies.  Many thanks to Jones Day for co-organizing this wonderful event with us, to our DUJAT members who showed their interest and we look forward to see you next time!

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Business Outlook under the new Trump Administration: Navigating a changing landscape for European and Japanese companies.

(Members only)

Dear members of DUJAT,

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming DUJAT / Jones Day seminar on the Trump administration’s policy agenda, taking place on the 14th of June. This seminar will focus on potential executive and legislative changes and their implications for businesses across industries and jurisdictions.

This programme will feature Ben Ginsberg, a partner at Jones Day’s Washington Office and respected political law commentator in the United States. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2014, Ben served as national counsel to the Bush-Cheney presidential campaigns and the Romney for President campaigns. Ben continues to represent a wide variety political and election law clients.

Ray Wiacek is a partner at Jones Day’s Washington Office specializing in international transactions,  including structured and cross-border financings, mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing, and international licensing and related planning for intellectual property, as well as disputes with the IRS and foreign governments related to such transactions. He has testified with respect to international tax matters before the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Internal Revenue Service.


Date                       Wednesday 14th of June, 15:00-18:30

Venue                    Jones Day, Concertgebouwplein 20, 1071 LN  Amsterdam

Admission           Free of Charge

15:00                     Registration and coffee

15:30                      Welcome by Mr. Geert Jan Mantel (Chairman at DUJAT) and Mr. Mike Jansen (partner at Jones Day)

15:40                      Business Outlook under the new Trump Administration: Navigating a changing landscape for European and Japanese companies – by Mr. Ben Ginsberg (partner at Jones Day’s Washington Office)

16:10                      Tax Policy in the Trump years, where do we go from here? – by Mr. Ray Wiacek (partner at Jones Day’s Washington Office)

16:40                     Q&A led by Mr. Mike Jansen

17:00                     Closing by Mr. Geert Jan Mantel

17:05-18:30         Drinks & Networking

Upon registering, please inform us whether you will travel by car or public transport. For those who travel by car, parking cards will be distributed during the event (Free parking is available at the QPark Museumplein).

Please register by responding by e-mail to vangastel@dujat.nl

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

With kind regards,

Geert Jan Mantel, Chairman

Christa de Kemp, Managing Director