Using Litigation Strategically: A guide to the EU courts for public affairs professionals

White & Case partner James Killick will discuss how to further your strategic agenda through challenges to EU decisions.As well as explaining how the General Court works, this seminar will explore the public affairs benefits and challenges around a Court challenge.If you are a public affairs professional, want to learn how the EU courts work and the best way to use litigation strategically, then join us for this seminar which will be followed by a networking cocktail.

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How will Brexit impact your tax bill? Some reflections on the Belgian direct tax consequences and the way to restructure your business going forward.

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:

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How to deal with Brexit from an Indirect Tax Perspective. Some reflections on the potential impact of Brexit from a Customs and VAT Perspective

Brexit raised a large number of questions, particularly with regard to its impact on business, including the challenges now faced by companies with operations and flows of goods and services to and from the UK. Should companies evaluate the impact now and act or await further developments? Understanding the potential impact of Brexit from a Customs and VAT perspective is unarguably a must. This seminar will touch on the subjects below:

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Priorities of the Estonian Presidency in Agriculture with Liisi Lees and Ave Schank-Lukas, Counsellors for Agricultural Affairs

With Estonia becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle, we are delighted to welcome Liisi Lees and Ave Schank-Lukas, Counsellors for Agricultural Affairs, to discuss the priorities of the Estonian Presidency in Agriculture.After providing a short key note speech there will be a moderated Q&A session.About the speakers:

This event is held under Chatham House rule

Annual General Meeting

The 107th Annual General meeting will present the results of the Presidential elections of the British Chamber. Following the changes in the articles of association, members will also be given the opportunity to vote for a new Council to be put into place. Annual financial statements will also be presented.

What is new for Expats concerning the Automatic International Financial Information Exchange Systems (CRS, FATCA)? What about the new domestic Belgian tax provisions for Expats? How to go about Financial Planning as an Expat?

This seminar will provide you with practical advice on the implementation of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) in Belgium and the resulting Automatic International Financial Information Exchange. It will also update you on FATCA (for US persons) and inform you on the changes in the domestic Belgian tax provisions that concern Expats in Belgium. In conclusion, as an Expat in Belgium, how should you approach your Financial Planning?

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We are delighted to announce that the second edition of the Expats Golf Trophy will take place on the beautifulfairways of Golf Club d’Hulencourt on Friday 28th April 2017. The golf day will start with a buffet lunch in theclubhouse and will be followed by 18 holes on “Le Vallon” course, a champagne cocktail and prize-giving ceremony.Launched in April 2016, the Expats Golf Trophy is an annual event bringing together Belgian based expatriate golfers,

International Trade in a Changing World

After the success of our Brexit panel in November, we would like to invite you to the next edition: “International Trade in a Changing World- How will a rise in nationalism, Brexit and Trump presidency affect global trade?”   Please join a panel of experts on Thursday, April 27 at 19:00 in the theater. Please go to to register. We look forward to welcoming you back to St. John’s!

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