Thursday, 1 June 2017
Registration starts at 8:30
The Xara Lodge, l/o Rabat
PwC’s Academy first VAT conference - giving participants latest VAT updates together with insights to topical and current issues.
ECJ updates, Brexit developments and the use of technology are amongst the topics which the PwC VAT team will address. Delegates will gain practical tips and information which is useful in the VAT administration of their business.
Who should join?
|What is happening at EU level? The EU Action Plan|
|ECJ update - some important legal cases|
|Local legislative updates|
|Transactions in property ... pitfalls, difficulties & ideas|
|What is missing in our legislation?|
|Panel discussion including Brexit developments and BEPS|
|VAT compliance aspects|
|VAT best practices - making use of software to mitigate risk|
|Q&A panel discussion|
Neville is an advocate specialising in tax and corporate legislation. He graduated from the University of Malta in 1993 and prior to joining PwC, he worked in a Maltese law firm. In 1994 he graduated Masters in Law from the University of London and he joined the firm on his return to Malta. Neville was admitted to the partnership in 2002 after also spending time working in the International Tax Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers London. Over the last 19 years, Neville has advised extensively on both local and international tax issues to clients across a variety of industries, but with special focus on the financial services industry. He also lectures in tax legislation at the University of Malta, the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation and the Diploma in Taxation organised by the Malta Institute of Taxation.
David is a Certified Public Accountant. He joined the firm 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 chairs the Taxation Committee. David is the partner primarily responsible for VAT related matters at PwC Malta.
Steve joined the firm’s tax practice in 2003 and in 2005 went on to complete a Masters in Law with a specialisation in tax at the University of London. Following this, Steve worked with PwC London for a two year period and returned to Malta in September 2008. Steve is heavily involved in advising a wide variety of local corporate and international clients operating in various industries including banking, aviation, gaming, tourism and trading operations. Steve also lectures in value added tax at the University of Malta and advanced taxation to students preparing for the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation examinations.
George Sammut is a partner at PwC in Malta and is responsible for Governance, Risk and Compliance services. He has led numerous assignments relating to ICT-enabled performance improvement; information security; governance; data protection and legal/regulatory compliance assessments. George has managed multi-disciplinary teams on assignments for the Government; the European Commission and in a variety of sectors such as Financial Services, Remote Gaming, Hospitality, Retailing, Shipping, Manufacturing, Mobile Telecommunications and Broadcasting.
George is a Chartered Engineer, a qualified accountant, a member of the British Computer Society, a member of the Institute of Financial Accountants, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC). He was a member of the European Commission Council of Experts for the eEurope implementation and a member of the eMalta Commission, the National Information Society Council (Malta) and is a former Chairman of the IT Trade Section of the Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise.
He is a founder member and a Council member of the Malta IT Law Association.
Elizabeth joined in 2002. Over the past 14 years, she has gained extensive experience in corporate taxation, personal taxation as well as VAT and has also participated in a number of seminars and conferences on these subjects. Elizabeth also forms part of the firm's People & Organisation team which supports clients with HR consultancy and tax advisory services. In 2009, she was awarded the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation by the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Mark works within the Tax and Legal Services Unit of the firm. He joined the firm in 2005 after graduating as a lawyer from the University of Malta. In 2008, he completed a Masters in Taxation (Law, Administration and Practice) at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London). Over the years, Mark has assisted a varied portfolio of clients and has acquired considerable experience in tax, corporate and financial services legislation. Mark also lectures in tax law at the University of Malta, the Diploma in Taxation organised by the Malta Institute of Taxation and at various PwC Academy sessions.
Anna joined the firm during 2006 whilst reading for her B. Accountancy (Hons). In 2014 she was awarded an Advanced Diploma in International Tax from the Chartered Institute of Taxation. She has broad experience on indirect tax as well as corporate taxation and she assists a varied portfolio of local and international clients, in a variety of industries, with their tax affairs in Malta. Anna has participated in a number of technical seminars on a variety of topics especially on VAT matters, which is her area of speciality.
Stefan Diacono joined the firm in 1999 and works within the firm’s Corporate Services Department. He has extensive experience in the incorporation, administration and liquidation of corporate structures. Apart from assisting with the management of the firm’s Corporate Services Department, Stefan also handles the servicing of organisations varying from top-tier multinationals to medium and small sized enterprises.
Kathleen joined the firm in 2006 after graduating from the University of Malta in B. Accountancy (Hons). Over the past years, Kathleen has been involved in various transactions involving immovable property as well as assignments relating to group restructuring, and has participated in a number of seminars on these subjects. She also assists various personal and corporate clients in handling their income tax and VAT matters. In 2009 she was awarded the diploma in taxation by the Malta Institute of Taxation.
Mirko joined the firm in 2005 and worked for five years in the Assurance service line. In 2010 he joined the Tax service line and in 2012 he was awarded a diploma in taxation by the Malta Institute of Taxation. Mirko has broad experience in indirect as well as corporate taxation and is involved in various tax advisory services relating primarily to indirect taxation.
Michael is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants.
He provides tax compliance services to a number of clients and is actively involved in providing assistance and advise on Maltese income tax and VAT matters to local and foreign clients. Michael has also managed a substantial number of tax due diligence projects of large companies/ groups.
Michael has a diverse background having gained over 5 years of work experience in the Assurance practice of the firm, including a 3 month secondment to the US, prior to joining the tax and legal practice.
Delegate fee: €175 per participant
Early bird: €150 (till end of March)
3 delegates or more: €150
Registered alumni: €135