Once again, the MIT’s Annual Tax Conference will bring you a line-up of leading local and international speakers who will address topical direct and indirect tax issues, including:
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Maikel Evers is an advisor to the OECD Centre for Tax Policy & Administration (CTPA) leading the work on the Multilateral Instrument. Before joining the OECD, Maikel was a policy advisor to the Netherlands Ministry of Finance, where he was responsible for treaty negotiations, MAPs, international tax policy and OECD matters. He was also a researcher and lecturer of international and European tax law at the Erasmus School of Law (Rotterdam). Maikel is a member of the board of the Netherlands IFA branch and a member of the IFA Permanent Scientific Committee on behalf of YIN.
Neville is a tax partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Malta. He has 23 years of tax and legal consultancy experience in the tax and corporate fields, both locally and overseas.
Neville has also drafted amendments to Maltese laws and he has also been consulted by the Maltese authorities on various legal drafting issues.
Neville lectures at the University of Malta and in the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation and has addressed various conferences and seminars both locally and abroad.
Dr Raffaele Petruzzi, LL.M., is the Managing Director of the WU Transfer Pricing Center at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and an international tax advisor specializing in international corporate taxation and transfer pricing at L&P Global (Vienna, Austria) and at Ludovici Piccone & Partners (Milan, Italy).
Since 2007, Raffaele has gained extensive experience in dealing with topics related to international corporate taxation and transfer pricing, both from a professional and an academic perspective. From the professional perspective, he has gained relevant experience in advising clients on specific topics (e.g. international tax issues and transfer pricing issues related to services, permanent establishments, financing, business restructuring, intangibles, and indirect taxes), international tax and transfer pricing risk management and compliance, drafting and reviewing intra-group agreements, optimising international tax structures, as well as implementing mechanisms of dispute avoidance (e.g. rulings and APAs) and dispute resolution (e.g. MAPs and arbitrations). From the academic perspective, he is a frequent speaker in international conferences and lecturer of numerous courses (in Europe, Asia, and Latin America), as well as author of many publications on international tax and transfer pricing topics. Moreover, he regularly cooperates with professionals in advisory, the business community, governments and international organizations (e.g. OECD, United Nations, World Bank Group, European Union). Inter alia, he has gained experience in providing assistance on tax policy issues, capacity building for tax administrations, and advising governments on projects related to fight against tax evasion. Finally, amongst others, he is a member of the United Nations Subcommittee on Article 9 (Associated enterprises: Transfer Pricing), of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), and of Transfer Pricing Economists for Development (TPED).
Raffaele holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Law (major: Corporate Taxation) at Bocconi University (Italy), a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in International Tax Law at WU, and a Ph.D. in International Business Taxation at WU.
Jasper Korving is a senior manager in Deloitte’s Tax Research Department. He has over 16 year experience and specializes in EU Tax Law and International Tax Law issues. Besides working for Deloitte, Jasper is connected to Maastricht University.
Jasper Korving is involved in all kinds of actions in which EU law plays a role. In that respect, EU law is approached both from the perspectives of opportunities and risks. In relation to the opportunities side, Jasper is involved in dividend withholding tax reimbursement claims, tax planning opportunities in relation to tax credits and litigation in the field of EU Tax Law. The latter led to, for instance, the famous CJEU cases Senior Engineering Investments, MSA International Holdings and Sopora. In the risk field, Jasper contributes to Deloitte’s international State Aid team, helping clients to identify potential state aid exposure. From both perspectives, Jasper is a well-known speaker. Since more recently, Jasper also focuses on the consequences of a Brexit from a continental perspective and specifically to the Netherlands.
Jasper was awarded the International Tax Review’s European Tax Award 2015 for ‘ECJ firm of the year in direct taxation’ for contributing to the SCA Group Holding / MSA International case. Jasper is a well-known contributor to different tax law magazines, both in English and in Dutch. He regularly contributes to Bulletin for International Taxation, European Taxation, EC Tax Review, WFR, MBB, TFO and NTFR-Beschouwingen. Besides that, he writes annotations to court cases and recent developments. He also has written a Ph.D. in the field of EU Tax Law, which he successfully defended at Maastricht University in 2017, titled ‘Internal Market Neutrality’. Jasper Korving has a degree in EU and International Law (2002) and Tax Law (2005) from Tilburg University. In 2017, he successfully defended his Ph.D.-thesis at Maastricht University.
Conrad leads the Deloitte Malta International Tax practice and is also responsible for Transfer Pricing services within the firm’s practice.
Conrad dedicates the majority of his time assisting multinationals or foreign based groups operating in Malta in complying with their obligations in terms of local tax law. Conrad has also been involved in assisting the Maltese Government with developments to the local fiscal framework.
Conrad is the current President of the Malta Institute of Taxation and the Chairman of the iGaming committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants.
A lawyer by profession, Manfred Galdes is a partner of Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal and Risk & Compliance Partner at ARQ. He has spent the last eighteen years practising in the area of regulatory and AML compliance, having held leading roles both in the private and public sector. He has been involved in the drafting of various laws in Malta and lectures on a number of related areas.
Between 2008 and 2016, Manfred headed the FIAU, Malta’s financial intelligence unit and principal AML supervisory authority. During his tenure he dedicated himself to refining Malta’s and the EU’s capabilities in fighting financial crime, both through his efforts within the FIAU and through his involvement in several high-level international bodies.
Today Manfred leads a multi-disciplinary team at ARQ that advises major domestic banks, financial institutions and top-tier gaming companies, assisting them in ensuring compliance with a range of applicable laws.
Robert is a consultant within the Corporate Finance and Tax team of GANADO Advocates. He was previously a partner in a law firm providing (primarily) tax and corporate advice and services and also spent several years in the tax & corporate services department of a big four firm in Malta. Robert lectures on the Malta fiscal aspects of trusts and foundations as a visiting lecturer on the MIT Course on Taxation. He was elected to the MIT Council in 2019 and chairs the Professional Affairs Committee. Robert has been a member of the MIT Direct Tax Technical Committee since 2017.
Edward is a tax lawyer at PwC Malta, specialising in international and European taxation law. Prior to moving to Malta in 2011, Edward worked in London for PwC, and has considerable experience assisting large multinational corporations (FTSE 100 companies) and high net worth individuals with their cross-border tax affairs. He is involved in the PwC pan-EU effort, and is a member of a number of PwC EU law technical committees. Edward has an Adv. LL.M. (Leiden) Hons. and in addition to his work at PwC he occasionally lectures in the Netherlands and in Austria, and has published works with Kluwer law and the IBFD.
Michail read his master’s in tax law at the International Tax Centre, University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
Following graduation from his master’s degree, he was handpicked and asked to stay on as the academic coordinator for the next two-and-a-half years. He is a senior manager at KPMG Malta involved in the provision of tax advice to a broad range of international businesses, including a number of multinationals, in respect of a diverse range of projects including tax structuring, group restructuring and financing, and in the provision of advice on international tax issues as regards investments made into, out of or through Malta.
Ruth is a warranted lawyer and graduated with a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2016. She read her Advanced Masters in International Taxation at the International Tax Centre, University of Leiden in the Netherlands and graduated cum laude in 2018. In 2015 Ruth joined KPMG Malta and is currently an Assistant Manager within the international tax advisory team, being particularly involved in the provision of direct tax advisory services to international corporate clients. Ruth also regularly delivers classes in various courses relating to international tax.
Konstantin is an Advisor at KPMG Malta. He is a member of international tax team, advising domestic and foreign clients on various aspects of Maltese, EU and international tax law. Konstantin joined KPMG Malta following graduation from Advanced LL.M program in International Tax Law (ITC Leiden, Netherlands) in 2018 and working as a teaching assistant in ITC Leiden during 2018-2019 Fall term.
Prior to joining KPMG Malta, he was an Associate at DLA Piper Ukraine, advising clients from various industries on cross-border M&A transactions and compliance with antitrust legal framework.
Steve is a tax partner with PwC. In 2005, Steve completed a Masters in Law, with a specialisation in tax, at the University of London. He then worked with PwC in London for a two year period, dealing with international tax structuring projects and UK corporate tax matters.
Steve is heavily involved in advising a wide variety of local and international corporate clients operating in various industries on various Maltese tax related matters. Steve also lectures at the University of Malta and is an examiner for dissertations submitted by students reading for a Masters in Accountancy.
Mirko provides tax advice to a wide and varied portfolio of clients. Over the last 17 years, he has provided tax advice to companies operating in a number of sectors and to individuals taking up residence in Malta.
Mirko has contributed to fiscal publications in respect of adequate substance requirements, transfer pricing, holding companies, fiscal implications of investing in Malta and setting up a business in Malta.
Luca is a member of the international tax team within Deloitte Malta’s tax practice. During his period with Deloitte Malta, Luca has been involved in a number of advisory engagements for clients across a number of industries with an emphasis on financial services.
Luca is a key member of the automatic exchange of information team and has experience on a number of advisory assignments in relation to FATCA, CRS and, more recently, Country-by-Country Reporting.
David is a Certified Public Accountant. He joined PwC Malta in 1994 and was admitted as a partner in July 2009. David has extensive experience in corporate taxation as well as VAT and other indirect taxation matters on which he services a varied portfolio of clients. He has specialised in VAT matters since 1997 and has participated in a number of lectures, presentations and conferences on this subject. He has also assisted various clients in VAT tribunal cases. David currently lectures with the Malta Institute of Taxation and is a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants where he is a member of the Taxation Committee. David is the partner primarily responsible for VAT related matters at PwC Malta.
Matthew is a certified public accountant specialised in indirect taxation. Before founding Zampa Debattista, Matthew worked with a medium sized firm for just over two years and with Deloitte for five and a half years.
He has been specializing in VAT since 2008 and has been involved in complex VAT assignments both within and outside of Malta. Matthew, a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, also contributed to the first local VAT text book, “Principles of Maltese VAT Law”. Matthew is also a part-time lecturer with the Malta Institute of Taxation.
Matthew Zampa is also the first Maltese to successfully complete the Expert in EU VAT degree. This coveted degree is administered and awarded by the VAT Forum, an international partnership of indirect tax specialists, founded in 1999.
Matthew forms part of Malta Institute of Accountants tax committee and is a member of the indirect taxation committee of the Malta Institute of Taxation.