"There are a lot of tax collectors out there and these guys
are hungry," said Gordon Smith, chairman of AUS, a US
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...