Beginning Monday, 18 September 2017 18:00
End Monday, 18 September 2017 20:30
Location Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Event fees British Chamber members: €0.00 (incl. VAT)
Non-members: €0.00 (incl. VAT)

In this seminar we will speak about the corporate tax impact of the UK leaving the EU. A hard Brexit will implicate that a number of directives and treaties will no longer be applicable, urging companies to assess their future tax positions and applicable tax provisions in the new UK-Belgian relationship. Also in a number of other Brexit scenarios, the impact can be substantial.

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Which European Directives will no longer apply and which implications will it have?
  • What are the possibilities for treaty relief under the UK-Belgium double tax treaty?
  • Will a tax neutral cross-border merger, demerger or transfer still be possible tax neutrally and how will we look at past transactions?
  • Which opportunities does Brexit bring to restructure your business, not only minimize your tax exposure but to make your business more efficient and fit for growth?
  • Taxes are not everything, what makes a location great to do business and why you should consider Belgium.


Speaker | Olivier Gios | Tax Manager | PwC Belgium bcvba

Olivier Gios is Manager in the M&A tax team. Before he was active as a corporate tax manager focussing on international tax and M&A in another tax firm. Olivier holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Tax (valedictorian). Olivier is a Belgian certified tax advisor and a member of the Belgian chapter of the International Fiscal Association (IFA). Olivier is a Dutch native speaker and is fluent in English and French. As a Manager in the Transactions Group he has dealt with many tax due diligences (both buy side as sell side) for both private equity and corporate clients. Next, he has also gained a lot of experience in tax structuring (acquisition structuring as well as fund structuring). In addition Olivier has acquired experience in restructuring and international tax planning of Belgian and International corporate clients. Olivier has specific experience in refinancing transactions and debt issue transactions.

Speaker | Pieter Deré | PwC Corporate International Tax Director

 
Pieter Deré is a Director at PwC Tax Consultants and a member of PwC’s International Tax and Transfer Pricing group in Belgium. He is a chartered tax consultant (Belgian chartered tax consultants - IAB-IEC), a member of the PwC State Aid Working Group and a member of the PwC EU Direct Tax group.

Pieter is a member of PwC Belgium’s Dutch and Nordic Desk, which consists of a specialist team focussing on transactions on the Belgium-Nordics/Dutch line predominantly in the area of (international) corporate taxation. He has obtained extensive experience in various topics of corporate taxation and international taxation, for national and international clients. He has advised national and international company groups on amongst others cross-border aspects of taxation, substance, financing activities and operational models.

He is an author of various articles on international tax and he is a frequent speaker at seminars covering topics such as substance, exit taxes, permanent establishments, the OECD BEPS initiative, IP management, R&D,…

In addition, Pieter is also member of the EU Direct Tax group of PwC. This group is PwC’s pan-European network of EU law experts. They specialise in all areas of direct tax: the fundamental freedoms, EU directives, State aid rules,... Recent work in this area includes assisting both companies and the Belgian Ministry of Finance regarding the recent Excess Profit investigation.

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Tax Director | PwC Belgium bcvba

Pieter Deré is a Director at PwC Tax Consultants and a member of PwC’s International Tax and Transfer Pricing group in Belgium. He is a chartered tax consultant (Belgian chartered tax consultants - IAB-IEC), a member of the PwC State Aid Working Group and a member of the PwC EU Direct Tax group. Pieter is a member of PwC Belgium’s Dutch and Nordic Desk, which consists of a specialist team focussing on transactions on the Belgium-Nordics/Dutch line predominantly in the area of (international) corporate taxation. He has obtained extensive experience in various topics of corporate taxation and international taxation, for national and international clients. He has advised national and international company groups on amongst others cross-border aspects of taxation, substance, financing activities and operational models. He is an author of various articles on international tax and he is a frequent speaker at seminars covering topics such as substance, exit taxes, permanent establishments, the OECD BEPS initiative, IP management, R&D,… In addition, Pieter is also member of the EU Direct Tax group of PwC. This group is PwC’s pan-European network of EU law experts. They specialise in all areas of direct tax: the fundamental freedoms, EU directives, State aid rules,... Recent work in this area includes assisting both companies and the Belgian Ministry of Finance regarding the recent Excess Profit investigation.

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