"There are a lot of tax collectors out there and these guys are hungry," said Gordon Smith, chairman of AUS, a US consultancy firm.
Smith moderated a discussion on The Effect of the Changing Tax Landscape on Intellectual Property at the Global Forum on IP in Singapore last week.
The session looked at the pros and cons of moving IP to jurisdictions including The Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Singapore, as well as how various holding structures could be used to minimise tax liability.
David Haigh, CEO of UK brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance, explained how the value of intangible assets can be volatile and sharply reduced at the height of the financial crisis in 2008.
However, a decline can provide an opportunity...