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Pan-European VAT Update - Looking ahead at 2018

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

18 December 2017

Presenters: Olivier Hody, Bruno Roelands, Pieter Van Dyck, Martin Coquery, Sandeep Shinde 

Multinationals operating in Europe are often confronted with the complexity of the EU VAT system which, although harmonized, is uneasy to manage as the VAT legislation continues to evolve.

The VAT world is in constant change and obtaining reliable and accurate information on VAT changes across Europe is of utmost importance in order to avoid any risk exposure.

This webinar is aimed at providing you with a brief update on the changes occurred during 2017 in Europe, with a focus on the new measures entering into application in January 2018.

We will also update you on the VAT developments at global and EU levels. 

Acquiring a distressed business under pre-insolvency or insolvency proceedings: "How to use" guide for investors in Europe

Dbriefs Legal

13 December 2017

Host: Arnaud Pedron

Presenters: Jean-Pascal Beauchamp, Glenn Hansen, Marta Morales, Johannes Passas, and Arnaud Pedron

According to the European Commission, 50% of new businesses survive less than 5 years, causing 200,000 annual bankruptcies and the destruction of 1,700,000 jobs. However, the insolvency rates in the EU are falling in the last few years and the index of confidence of economic stakeholders published by the European Commission has recently reached its highest level for more than a decade. In this new favorable context, investors are more motivated for taking over distressed businesses, especially in some leading sectors. These takeovers prevent many companies from liquidation and thus contribute to save employment. We will provide to purchasers who contemplate to acquire a distressed company a "how to use" guide of the best practices in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, and the UK, specifically:

  • Overview of the best practices and procedures.
  • In and out of court process.
  • Within pre-insolvency or insolvency situations.
  • Share deal or asset deal?
  • Step plan, key issues, specificities, and pros and cons of each practice.
  • Practical implications and challenges.

Hear from the Deloitte's Legal and Financial Advisory specialists to get practical ideas on acquiring a distressed business.

2017 Global Workforce Trends – The Impact Of Digital Transformation On Global Mobility

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

6 December 2017

Host: Andy Robb

Presenters: Rumi Das, Robin Brown

This year’s Deloitte 2017 Global Workforce Trends report identifies four key trends disrupting the Global Mobility landscape and fuelling the digital age. These trends – employee driven global workforce programmes, mobility and talent acquisition, the human side of mobility and mobility analytics - illustrate that organisations need to broaden the outlook of their Global Mobility programme whilst embracing new skills and roles. What should your organisation be looking at now?

We’ll discuss:

  • Key Global Mobility insights and trends.
  • How organisations can plan for and respond to these developments.
  • New roles and skills that will be required to build the future, digitally-driven mobile workforce.

Join us to keep up-to-date with this developing area.

Global Trade Document Management

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

14 November 2017

Presenters: Dries Bertrand, Koen Simonet, Samson Broustra 

Considering the challenges that economic operators are facing in trade and logistics operations, document management became a crucial condition to mitigate operational and compliance risks, ensure time and costs saving and increase performance. 

Document management practices and technologies contribute to support economic operators to navigate complex legal requirements and increasingly faster business processes. These solutions can therefore provide an adequate and efficient solution to maximize the value of information while minimizing its risks. 

Out of our global SAP GTS Center of Excellence we will show-case one of our Deloitte Document Management solutions created as a layer on top of a SAP ERP and GTS system environment.

Managing compliance risks in M&A transactions

Dbriefs Legal

6 December 2017

Host: Dr. Markus Schackmann

Presenters: Dr. Sophie Luise Bings, Charlotte Edmead, Thomas Kirstan, and Dr. Markus Schackmann

Today, economic crime is gaining more and more attention to global regulators. Global players face fines of millions, even billions of dollars, for crimes committed within their sphere of responsibility. While at least the big companies have started to work intensely on their internal Compliance Management Systems, many of them have not yet thought about external compliance risks – resulting from business partners, joint venture partners, or M&A-targets. In this Dbriefs, we'll focus on external compliance risks resulting from M&A-targets with special insights on:

  • Why compliance due diligence should be exercised.
  • How compliance due diligence could be performed.
  • What impact red flags / findings could have on the deal structure.
  • Which possibilities you have to address red flags in M&A-contracts.

Gain insights and learn how corporate entities and executives can minimize liability risks.

Preparing For Year End – Tax Accounting Updates and Considerations

EMEA Tax Dbriefs 

14 November 2017

Host: Steph Hurst

Presenters: Sander Kloosterhof, Caroline Amor

With the calendar year drawing to a close, tax reporting teams are preparing for the coming quarter/year end process. A key part of this will be to determine the impact of changes to accounting standards, interpretations and tax law on the tax results of the organisation. By working through the impact of these changes in advance, teams will be able to manage stakeholder expectations effectively and create work plans to seamlessly calculate the final numbers. What should your organisation be looking at now to navigate these changes?

We'll discuss:

  • The newly issued Interpretation, IFRIC 23 Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments.
  • The potential tax effects of upcoming accounting changes to revenue recognition and lease accounting.
  • A selection of law changes across Europe that should be considered.

Understand how you can plan ahead for your business.

Corporate Tax Reform - Phase 2 measures

Belgium Tax Dbriefs 

8 November 2017

Presenter: Geert Lowagie 

On 26 July 2017, the Belgian Federal Government reached an agreement on an in-depth corporate tax reform.

We presented an overview of this reform during our webinar dated 24 August 2017.

As the Government has now reached an agreement on the pre-draft legislation, we will provide you with an in-depth overview of the various measures, supported by practical examples. 

Given the scope of the reform, we will hold 2 webinars. On 7 November 2017 we will present the Phase 1 measures (with effect as of next year), while the Phase 2 measures (with effect as of 2020) will be discussed on 8 November 2017.

 

Corporate Tax Reform - Phase 1 measures

Belgium Tax Dbriefs 

7 November 2017

Presenter: Geert Lowagie 

On 26 July 2017, the Belgian Federal Government reached an agreement on an in-depth corporate tax reform.

We presented an overview of this reform during our webinar dated 24 August 2017.

As the Government has now reached an agreement on the pre-draft legislation, we will provide you with an in-depth overview of the various measures, supported by practical examples. 

Given the scope of the reform, we will hold 2 webinars. On 7 November 2017 we will present the Phase 1 measures (with effect as of next year), while the Phase 2 measures (with effect as of 2020) will be discussed on 8 November 2017.

 

European Commission’s Proposed VAT Reform

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

25 October 2017

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Donato Raponi, Johan Van der Paal, Charlotte Degadt

The European Commission has published its plans for reform of the EU VAT system, intended to improve and modernise the system to combat fraud and make the VAT system easier for companies doing business in the EU. This is the first of two proposals, with the second proposal on details expected in spring 2018. The proposed regime means an overhaul of the intra-Community VAT regime introduced in 1993. How might these proposals affect your organisation?

We'll discuss:

  • The proposed fundamental principles or ‘cornerstones’ for a definitive VAT regime.
  • The four ‘quick fixes’ to come into force by 2019.
  • The concept of a ‘certified taxable person’.
  • What the proposed changes will mean in practice.
  • Our expectations for the further trajectory of the legislative implementation work.

Find out more about these potentially significant changes.

Interest Deductibility In Light Of The OECD’s BEPS Project And The EU’s Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD)

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

17 October 2017

Host: Jim Charlton

Presenter: Helen Chadwick, Alexander Linn, Bernard David

As part of the G20/OECD’s work on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), many jurisdictions are now considering the extent of their interest restriction rules and whether these meet the best practice recommendations of the October 2015 final report on Action 4 – Limiting Base Erosion involving Interest Deductions and Other Financial Payments. In addition, EU member states have the additional obligations of the ATAD, which imposes deadlines for implementation. What rules are being implemented and how do these interact?

We'll discuss:

  • How various jurisdictions are responding to Action 4.
  • How the definition of interest can differ widely between jurisdictions.
  • Actions your organisation can take to ensure that you are prepared for multiple reporting obligations.

Join us to keep up-to-date with this rapidly developing area.

Update On VAT In The Gulf Cooperation Council

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

12 October 2017

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Justin Whitehouse and Stuart Halstead

GCC countries are gearing up their efforts to implement VAT, with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates committed to introducing VAT on 1 January 2018, and other member countries expected to implement by mid- to late-2018. Saudi Arabia has issued draft VAT law and regulations, and commenced the pre-registration process. UAE has provided further details on a number of issues. What do businesses need to be doing to plan for the introduction of VAT?

We'll discuss:

  • The Saudi Arabia draft laws.
  • The proposed UAE framework.
  • An update on the position in the other GCC countries.
  • Practical steps businesses need to be taking.

Find out more about these developments.

SII Spain & SAF-T: looking back & ahead

Belgium Tax Dbriefs 

11 October 2017

Presenters: Pieter Van Dyck

On 01/07/2017 Spain has introduced real time reporting of sales & purchase invoices (SII).

• What is happening in practice?

• How are tax payers organized and what are the main challenges encountered?

• Is the tax authority already using this data? 

Next to Spain, other countries are introducing new eAudit requirements.

• What is the status of SAF-T project in Norway?

• Hungary is introducing real time reporting in 2018, what is known so far?

Insights from Deloitte's 2017 Human Capital Trends: Flexible employment in the gig economy

Dbriefs Legal

5 October 2017

Host: Stijn Demeestere

Presenters: Fernando Bazan, Stijn Demeestere, Martin Doepner, Sashil Durve, Nathalie Pequiman, and Yves Van Durme

The Deloitte's Human Capital Trends 2017 shows that the future of work has arrived now. Companies can no longer consider their workforce to be only the employees on their balance sheet, but must include interim workers, freelancers, "gig economy" workers, and crowds. These on- and off-balance sheet workers are being augmented with machines and software. Further, both companies and employees are increasingly demanding flexibility in terms of rewards, working time, and work location. We'll discuss:

  • The concept of flexible resources, with focus on types of flexible resources, legal conditions, and points of attention.
  • The flexibilities that companies have to change their resources' function, location, and working time in order to meet changing demands.

Learn more to get practical ideas on how to shape the workforce of the future.

Managing Indirect tax in a complex regulatory landscape

Belgium Tax Dbriefs 

3 October 2017

Presenters: Dries Bertrand, Pauline Pluriel 

The life science and healthcare industry is highly regulated and subject to a multitude of industry specific rules and regulations. This affects a company’s operations from a sourcing, production, warehousing and distribution / supply perspective. Indirect tax is at the core of these functions and is therefore also impacted.

During our webinar, we plan to outline some key regulations from a pharmaceutical and medical devices perspective, whilst providing insights on where and how indirect tax may be affected. 

Pan-European VAT Update - Q4 2017

Belgium Tax Dbriefs 

2 October 2017

Presenters: Olivier Hody, Bruno Roelands, Sandeep Shinde

Multinationals operating in Europe are often confronted with the complexity of the EU VAT system which, although harmonized, is uneasy to manage as the VAT legislation continues to evolve.

The VAT world is in constant change and obtaining reliable and accurate information on VAT changes across Europe is of utmost importance in order to avoid any risk exposure.

This webinar is aimed at providing you with a brief update on the changes occurred in the second half of 2017 in Europe, with a focus on the new measures entering into application end of 2017 and in 2018.

G20/OECD – BEPS: Country-By-Country Reporting – Preparing And Filing CbyC Reports

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

28 September 2017

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Eric Lesprit, James Whyman, Christa Silverthorne

In line with Action 13 of the G20/OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, most EMEA jurisdictions have introduced Country-by-Country Reporting (CbCR) obligations for large multinational groups. December-year end groups will need to prepare and file their first reports with tax authorities by the end of 2017. How is your organisation planning to satisfy its filing obligations?

We'll discuss:

  • Frequently asked questions on the interpretation of CbCR terms and OECD guidance.
  • Technological requirements, software and processes for filing CbC reports.
  • Status of international agreements to exchange reports between tax authorities.

Learn more about the latest CbCR developments.

Non-performing loan (NPL) transactions in Europe: Key legal and financial aspects

Dbriefs Legal

27 September 2017

Host: Andrei Burz Pinzaru

Presenters: Andrei Burz Pinzaru, Guerino Cipriano, Ingrid Dubordieu, Ignacio Echenagusia, Albrecht Kindler, and Will Newton

A number of banks in Europe are still experiencing high levels of non-performing loans (NPLs). These NPL levels have a negative impact on bank lending, internal resources, and capital constraints of a bank. The last two years we have seen a flurry of political and supervisory activities focused on tackling the overhang on NPLs in the European market which have led in disposals of loan portfolios by many banks. According to the "Transparency Exercise" of the European Banking Authority just over Euro 1 trillion of NPLs are still on bank's books in the Eurozone. We will give an overview about regulatory and political initiatives and discuss this with a focus on transaction specifics in Central Europe, Spain, Germany, Luxembourg, and Italy:

  • Deleveraging the European banking sector: outline of current regulatory and political initiatives.
  • Key legal issues in NPL transfer documentation in Central Europe.
  • Legal features of NPL acquisitions in Spain.
  • Legal due diligence in NPL deals in Germany: main aspects to be considered.
  • Structuring the acquisition: using Luxembourg securitization vehicles in NPL acquisitions.
  • Structuring NPL deals to maximize value extraction from an Italian perspective.

Enhance your understanding of the specific features and legal issues of NPLs in various key European countries that may impact your company.

Preparing For Year End: Harnessing Technology And Planning Systems To Get Ahead

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

26 September 2017

Host: David McNeill

Presenters: Steph Hurst, Bart Janssen

Tax and finance teams responsible for tax reporting are grappling with the complexities of accounting standards whilst keeping up with the ever changing tax law. Add to this evolving operating models, audit rotations and increased scrutiny of published tax disclosures and it becomes increasingly difficult for teams to prepare their tax provisions effectively within the tight window of quarter/year end. Early preparation can save time, reduce pressure and significantly increase the likelihood of the process running smoothly. What should your organisation be looking at now?

We'll discuss:

  • Setting roles and responsibilities.
  • Effective stakeholder management
  • Insights on the latest tools and methodologies
  • Managing the impact of tax law changes.

Understand how you can plan ahead for your business.

Impact Of CJEU Judgments On The Cost Sharing Exemption

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

25 September 2017

Host: Richard Insole 

Presenters: Ben Powell, Charlotte Degadt, Tomas Papousek, David Walters, Johann van der Paal, Richard McDaid

On 21 September 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will be publishing its judgments in three key cases concerning the applicability of the Cost Sharing Exemption (CSE): DNB Banka, Aviva and EC v Germany. What impact will this have on the CSE and what does it mean for your organisation?

We'll discuss:

  • Whether there is an interaction with the EC v Luxembourg CJEU judgment.
  • What the specific impact could be in the Financial Services and Insurance industry and in the Public Sector.
  • Whether the judgments will enable businesses or organisations to consider implementing cost sharing.
  • Whether existing cost sharing models are at risk as a result of the CJEU’s judgments.
  • The potential interpretations by the tax authorities in key jurisdictions.
  • What the future of the CSE might be and whether further litigation or changes to the law could be expected

Keep up to date with these significant developments.

G20/OECD – BEPS: Permanent Establishments

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

14 September 2017

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: John Henshall, Ramon Lopez de Haro

As part of the G20/OECD’s work on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), recommended changes to the permanent establishment threshold were proposed. Through the BEPS Multilateral Instrument, or through bilateral negotiation, amended provisions will in due course be reflected in certain double tax treaties. In addition, in June 2017, the OECD released a further discussion draft on the arm’s length attribution of profits to permanent establishment. How might the new rules affect your organisation?

We'll discuss:

  • Reminder of the changes to fixed place of business and ‘agency’ permanent establishments.
  • Key treaty changes expected through the Multilateral Instrument.
  • The principles and examples set out in the latest discussion draft on the attribution of profits to permanent establishments.

Find out more about these potentially significant changes.

G20/OECD – BEPS: Profit Splits

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

20 September 2017

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Richard Schmidtke, Julien Pellefigue

In June 2017, as part of its work on the transfer pricing actions of the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, the OECD released an updated discussion draft proposing revisions to the Transfer Pricing Guidelines on the use of the transactional profit split method. What are the proposals and how might they affect your organisation?

We'll discuss:

  • When the profit split method is likely to be the most appropriate transfer pricing method.
  • Guidance on the application of the profit split method
  • The examples contained within the discussion draft.

Learn more about the latest transfer pricing developments from the OECD.

SAF-T And Other E-Audit Developments

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

13 September 2017

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Andy Michaelides, Cedric Tussiot

There is an increasing global trend for tax authorities to request large volumes of detailed information from businesses for processing and e-auditing tax returns, especially for VAT. Some countries are adopting the OECD’s Standard Audit File for Tax (SAF-T), while others have adopted different standards. Some countries are also now requiring real-time filing of tax, accounting and financial information. These developments increase obligations on businesses to provide data from across the business, often within strict timeframes. How can your organisation respond to these requirements?

We'll discuss:

  • E-audit approaches being adopted in Europe.
  • Country variations.
  • Systems and processes necessary to produce, collect and submit the required information.

Keep up-to-date with these significant developments.

Indirect Tax Legislation in the Pipeline

Belgium Tax Dbriefs 

7 September 2017

Presenters: Ivan Massin, Danny Stas, Fernand Rutten

On 26 July 2017, the Belgian Federal Government reached an agreement on a plethora of measures, the so-called “Summer Agreement”.

For Indirect Tax, the Agreement includes two important measures, namely (i) the introduction of the possibility to opt for VAT on immovable letting and (ii) a number of initiatives to promote Belgium’s logistic capabilities.

During the webinar, we will clarify the potential and importance of opting for VAT on existing and new agreements, the entry into force, the scope and conditions for applying the option and the VAT recovery rules.

EU Update

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

6 September 2017

Host: Bill Dodwell

Presenters: Aart Nolten

The EU Commission has an ambitious tax agenda. The Member States have agreed to adopt two anti-tax avoidance directives (ATAD and ATAD2), which implement outputs from the G20/OECD-led base erosion and profit shifting project (BEPS). The Commission would like to go further by adopting a common tax base, public reporting by multinationals, tax disclosure rules and measures in relation to non-co-operative tax jurisdictions. What do the directives say and how could they impact your organisation?

We'll discuss:

  • How the contents of ATAD and ATAD2 reflect the BEPS proposals and where they differ.
  • The EU’s external strategy for effective taxation.
  • Anticipated next steps, including the Common (Consolidated) Corporate Tax Base (C(C)CTB) and Public Country-by-Country Reporting.

Learn more about the EU Commission’s developing approach to taxation.

Employment Taxation Legislation in the Pipeline

Belgium Tax Dbriefs 

29 August 2017

Presenter: Frédéricq Jacquet, Soubiha Ouamari

On 26 July 2017, the Belgian Federal Government reached an agreement on a plethora of measures, the so-called “Summer Agreement”.

From an employment taxation perspective, the Summer Agreement’s most eye-catching measure is undoubtedly the introduction of an attractive regime for profit participation plans. A series of corporate tax measures will be of great interest to executives rendering services through the use of a personal services company. Savers/investors will be affected by various new measures, with the highly debated subscription tax on securities accounts amongst them.

In this webinar, we will also address the “cash for car” plan for which a political agreement was reached early July. As from 1 January 2018, it would become possible for employees to exchange their company car for a cash compensation.

Corporate Tax Reform

Belgium Tax Dbriefs 

24 August 2017

Presenter: Geert Lowagie

On 26 July 2017, the Belgian Federal Government reached an agreement on a plethora of measures, the so-called “Summer Agreement”.

From a tax perspective, the Summer Agreement’s most important measure is undoubtedly the long-awaited reform of the Belgian corporate tax regime. Highlights of this reform, which will be executed in two phases, are a tax rate decrease, the introduction of a tax consolidation regime and a number of compensatory measures intended to broaden the taxable base and increase compliance (NID reform, limitations to the use of tax attributes, new interest deduction rules, etc.). For a first overview of the reform’s measures, please refer to the corporate tax alert of 26 July 2017.

In this webinar, we will provide a detailed overview of the reform supported by practical examples. We will also highlight the reform’s potential impact on your organisation.

Update On VAT In The Gulf Cooperation Council

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

28 June 2017

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Justin Whitehouse, Stuart Halstead

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) VAT Treaty has now been published. The Treaty provides the framework for implementation of VAT in the GCC countries. With the Treaty now published and a number of GCC countries providing details on their proposed VAT and excise duty regimes, businesses operating in the GCC are able to progress their planning for the implementation of VAT and excise duty. What are the organisational, operational, commercial and financial implications for businesses?

We'll discuss:

  • The details of the Treaty.
  • Particular country-by-country issues.
  • What businesses need to be doing to plan for the introduction of VAT.

Understand the implications of these developments for your organisation.

Keen to discover how CETA can work for you? Gain a clearer picture through our CETA-webinar with Canadian and Belgium Customs and Global Trade experts

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

27 June 2017

Presenters: Daniel Kiselbach, Tom Verbrugge and Famke Schaap

As the ratification process by the Canadian and the EU Governments is nearing completion, the Comprehensive Economic and Free Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union is expected to enter into force in the coming months. The new trade agreement offers many opportunities, especially for those importers, exporters and investors that come well prepared. 

This webinar provides necessary insights into the CETA specific benefits, and priority issues with regards to the trading partners’ customs and trade environments. 

For those companies looking to take a next step in trade between Canada and the EU, by making use of CETA, this webinar can serve as a point of departure.

We'll discuss:

  • Using CETA preferential tariffs, including specifics of rules of origin, for trade in agriculture, manufacturing and other sectors
  • How regulatory cooperation under CETA, including on quality and technical measures, will be of use
  • Making best use of customs facilities, and dealing with Canadian and/or European customs and VAT specifics
  • Understanding how improved market access in services and investment can be of value to your company

Responding To Emerging Tax Trends: Using The Agile Spirit Of Start-Ups

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

21 June 2017

Host: Andy Gwyther

Presenters: Albert Fleming, Wobke Hählen

In today’s connected world, tax functions in all industries are under pressure to expand their scope and impact. Against this backdrop, the tax professional’s role is changing as traditional lines between tax specialists, content providers and software vendors blurs, and the tax function increasingly requires a more agile, experimental and start-up mind-set. What could your organisation gain by harnessing the spirit of a start-up?

We'll discuss:

  • Insights from companies pioneering the start-up culture.
  • Fundamental shifts in approach to tax challenges.
  • Insights into how innovation is being embraced by the tax profession.
  • Guidance on how to make improvements to innovate tax careers and tax functions.

Find out more about the evolving role of innovations in tax.

Restrictive covenants and competition clauses in European employment contracts: A hindrance or protection?

Dbriefs Legal

21 June 2017

Host: Fernando Bazan

Presenters: Myriam Henderson, Petter Schjelderup, Tim Spellmann, and Julia Torres

Restrictive covenants are one of the only limitations on the freedom to provide services to workers. In order to keep such clauses valid and applicable, it is necessary to comply with a series of relevant legal requirements that may vary according to the jurisdiction in question. The difference between the validity or invalidity of a clause may be motivated by failure to comply with a statutory requirement. We will analyze the content of the restrictive covenants with special attention in the followings:

  • Analysis of the legal requirements.
  • Maximum terms.
  • Compensation requirements.
  • Types of restrictive covenants.
  • Application of the restrictive covenants in the different jurisdictions.

Learn and benefit from the Deloitte experts to get practical ideas for employers dealing with restrictive covenants issues across a number of countries.

G20/OECD - BEPS: Multilateral Instrument To Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

16 June 2017

Host: Bill Dodwell

Presenter: Aart Nolten

As part of the G20/OECD’s work on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), 103 jurisdictions have agreed a multilateral convention to implement tax treaty measures arising from the BEPS Project. Once in force and ratified by jurisdictions, the convention could modify the operation of over 2,000 existing tax treaties. The first signing ceremony will be held at the OECD on 7 June 2017, with the expected participation of a significant group of countries. How will this affect the treaties your organisation relies upon?

We'll discuss:

  • Scope and purpose of the convention.
  • A summary of the measures which each participating country intends to adopt.
  • The implementation framework and time scales involved.

Keep up-to-date with these significant changes.

Comparables And Economic Valuation In The EU

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

31 May 2017

Host: André Schaffers

Presenters: Iwona Georgijew, Maria Panina, Rob Peeters

Recently, the European Commission embarked on two ambitious projects to address open transfer pricing issues and provide a framework for their interpretation within the EU. In that context, and with the objective of establishing practical guidance, it engaged in two studies, on comparables and economic valuation. Where is the European Commission heading in terms of transfer pricing matters and what could be the impact on your organisation?

We'll discuss:

  • The general availability and selection of comparables.
  • State of play on use of regional comparables and Pan-European benchmark studies.
  • Use of ranges when dealing with external comparables in the EU.
  • The use and acceptability of adjustments to comparables.
  • What makes valuations for TP purposes different to valuations for other purposes.
  • Our experience of different methodologies used for valuations in TP and their challenges.
  • Tax authorities’ resources to review and challenge valuations.

Keep up to date with these latest developments.

Global regulatory crisis management: New trends and future best practices

Dbriefs Legal

24 May 2017

Host: Alex Schemmel

Presenters: Andrei Burz-Pinzaru, Joana Pereira Dias, Frank O'Toole, and Alex Schemmel

The regulatory framework for corporations and corporate executives is becoming more and more complex. With liability expanding from direct involvement in regulatory violations or criminal activities to indirect or circumstantial "complicity", there is an increasing tendency for regulatory authorities to not only focus on business entities, but also on "targeting" corporate executives. Business-driven integrity is what makes legally compliant behavior on the part of the company's management bodies and employees possible. While prohibition-driven compliance programs serve the purpose of avoiding punishment and are therefore often viewed as a hindrance or a cost center, the business-driven integrity approach aims at adding value and therefore, at achieving a competitive advantage. Which are the key elements of business-driven integrity and how can they support an effective regulatory crisis management? We'll discuss:

  • Introduction – the need for international risk management.
  • An integrated approach – managing "dawn raid" situations and internal investigations.
  • Market abuse: new European legislation and the need for compliance programs.
  • Fraud: an international perspective.

Hear from the Deloitte's inter-disciplinary team of experts about new trends and future best practices to have a better understanding of how to truly manage regulatory crisis situations, and thus minimize liability risks for corporate entities and executives.

Life After (Shareholder) Debt

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

25 April 2017

Host: David Brown

Presenters: Jonathan Evans, Carol Atha, Siobhan Godley

The UK Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 brings major changes to the way companies are taxed in the UK, including, in particular, restrictions on the amount of interest they can deduct and the use of losses from 1 April. These changes have important implications for real estate companies and investors and will be extended to offshore property investors as such companies are to be brought within the UK corporation tax charge in the near future. What might the impact be for your organisation?

We'll discuss:

  • An overview of the changes and their impact on real estate investors.
  • How such changes, including other rules such as hybrids, may affect non-resident investors when they come within the scope of corporation tax.
  • What actions need to be taken in response to these changes.

Find out more about these changes

Indian GST: Can Technology Unlock The Secret To Compliance?

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

6 April 2017

Host: Daniel Lyons
Presenters: Robert Tsang, Jaskiran Bhatia

With India about to implement GST, government and taxpayers are gearing up for the challenge. As a successful tax regime relies significantly on the use of technology, we will consider how technology can help (or hinder), and initiatives the government is taking to meet the challenges. What will be the right approach to be GST compliant, and is technology the key?

We'll discuss:

  • The latest GST updates, with a special focus on IT.
  • What is happening in the marketplace?
  • What are good practices to follow and pitfalls to avoid?
  • Next steps and solutions for the short term and beyond.

Understand how your business can successfully navigate the challenges of the biggest indirect tax reform in India.

Posted Workers Directive: New employers’ obligations across Europe

Dbriefs Legal

29 March 2017

Host: Filip Van Overmeiren

Presenters: Ivana Azzollini, Sashil Durve, Pablo Santos Fita, and Marcin Sekowski

Directive 2014/67/EU is implemented in several European countries and will have high impact on companies’ international mobility plans and procedures across Europe. We will cover the main attention points with a special focus on the legal environment in targeted countries (Italy, Poland, Spain, The Netherlands, etc.):

  • Local labour conditions to be applied to seconded employees.
  • New secondment declarations / notifications.
  • New compliance requirements (social documents, contact person, etc.) and liability mechanisms.
  • Employers’ sanctions for non-compliance.

Gain insights from the Deloitte experts and have a better understanding of your new liabilities as sending employer.

A Closer Look At The GCC VAT Treaty

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

21 March 2017

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Justin Whitehouse, Bruce Hamilton

The six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have now signed the VAT Treaty, which will provide the framework for implementation of VAT in the GCC countries. This significant development will impact businesses of all sizes and across all industries operating in the GCC, and elsewhere throughout the Middle East, from organisational, operational, commercial and financial perspectives. What will the signing of the Treaty mean in practice?

We'll discuss:

  • The core elements of the Treaty.
  • Remaining areas of uncertainty.
  • Policy choices remaining for each GCC country.

Learn about this significant development and its impact on your organisation.

Brexit from the Legal perspective: Are you ready?

Dbriefs Legal

21 March 2017

Host: Andreas Jentgens

Presenters: Cloe Barnils, Kim Chatterley, and Julia Sierig

Brexit will have a huge impact on a number of very important aspects of doing business within or with the UK. Strategic decisions need to be made by international businesses and organizations on how they should respond to the changing environment. Legal questions are at the core of the strategic implications and practical implications. What legal areas are impacted by the UK leaving the EU? How can companies prepare for “Brexit” turning into a reality? What challenges lie ahead? Have you identified and covered the risks and unlocked the opportunities that might arise? This Dbriefs will make “Brexit” tangible for you, by highlighting the following points:

  • Different scenarios for Brexit: What would a “hard” Brexit look like? Will the UK end up in a trade position (with the EU) like Norway or Canada?
  • Legal implications, for example:

- What consequences will Brexit have on certain legal forms or cross-border reorganizations?

- What restrictions on the free movement of workers are to be expected and how can multinationals prepare?

- Will the UK be a “third country” with regard to personal data and data protection?

  • Possible responses and implementation.

Gain insights on these issues and be prepared for the upcoming challenges.

Care 4 Tax

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

21 March 2017

Orateurs: Frédéricq Jacquet, Nicolas Bisschop, Vincent Lheureux, Lionel Wellekens, Laura Rousseau

En tant qu’institution hospitalière, vous êtes souvent confronté à la complexité et au caractère évolutif de la législation fiscale belge. Il est temps de faire le point sur les éléments importants et développements récents qui peuvent intéresser votre pratique.

Agenda

  • Obligations de report sur fiches; 
  • Formes de rémunérations alternatives;
  • Base imposable des personnes morales – développements récents;
  • Fiscalité du patrimoine;
  • Update TVA;
  • Lancement de “Care 4 Tax”.

Unlock the potential of the new Innovation Income Deduction in the Financial Services Industry

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

13 March 2017

Presenters: Wim Eynatten, Benoît Rousseau

Belgium recently introduced the long awaited Innovation Income Deduction (IID), applicable retro-actively as from 1 July 2016 and also applicable to software copyrights.

Once considered the province of people in white lab coats, R&D now covers a much wider range of innovation and research in a variety of fields and industries, including Financial Services.

During this webinar, we will discuss the new IID regime and all other available R&D tax incentives. We will also look at opportunities for companies active in the Financial Services sector.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Which activities are eligible R&D activities? What is meant by R&D, particularly for the Financial Services sector?
  • Which tax incentives are available? Their application is illustrated with examples from the Financial Services sector
  • Which IID opportunities are especially available for the Financial Services Industry?
  • How can you link R&D activities to existing tax incentives and how can you demonstrate this correctly to the tax authorities? How can you fulfill the requirements to benefit from these tax incentives?

Pan-European VAT Update - Q1 2017

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

6 March 2017

Presenters: Olivier Hody, Juan Ortin, Bruno Roelands, Sandeep Shinde

Multinationals operating in Europe are often confronted with the complexity of the EU VAT system which, although harmonized, is uneasy to manage as the VAT legislation continues to evolve.

The VAT world is in constant change and obtaining reliable and accurate information on VAT changes across Europe is of utmost importance in order to avoid any risk exposure.

Agenda

  • VAT developments at EU and global levels
  • Practical VAT changes within the EU (focus on Q1, 2017)
  • Practical IPT (Insurance Premium Tax) changes within the EU (focus on Q1 2017)
  • Brexit update

Tax Data Analytics: Trends In 2017

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

22 February 2017

Host: Jan van Trigt

Presenters: Albert Fleming, Liesbet Nevelsteen, Scott McCormick

The tax landscape continues to change as large corporates respond to increased scrutiny and reporting requests from tax authorities, whilst regulators and the general public demand greater tax transparency. Technology in general, and data analytics in particular, are making a significant contribution to the way enterprises are responding to this changing world and tax authorities are proactively using the much larger quantities of available data.

We'll discuss:

  • Market blurring as traditional demarcations across tax service providers break down.
  • The impact of exponential technologies in tax analytics.
  • The opportunities for tax in leveraging the hyper-connected world.
  • How the drive for tax transparency, together with technology and analytics, is impacting the compliance culture of multinationals.
  • Emerging leaders: what we can learn from tax authorities in technologically progressive regions.
  • Changing expectations driven by an evolving workforce working in tax and analytics.

Understand how you can apply these trends to your business.

US Tax Developments And Prospects For Reform

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

15 February 2017

Host: Jeff Wehner

Presenters: Jeff Kummer, Marek Krawczyk

The potential reform of the US tax code has been on the horizon for some time. Following the election of Donald Trump as president, and the retention of Republican majorities in both the House of Representatives and Senate, fundamental changes look likely to become reality. What changes have been proposed and what could the impact of these be?

We'll discuss:

  • The tax reform proposals published by the Republicans of the House of Representatives in June 2016.
  • President Trump’s campaign proposals.
  • How the proposals link in with the US response to the G20/OECD BEPS project.
  • The implications of the various proposals, both for non-US headquartered groups and foreign subsidiaries of US companies.

Find out more about the proposed changes and how these could impact your organisation.

Intercompany Contracts: BEPS and the increased importance of contractual documentation

Dbriefs Legal

15 February 2017

Host: Willem Henckens

Presenters: Dulce Miranda, Richard Schmidtke, and Stefan Wilke

Following the publication of the final OECD Reports regarding BEPS Action 8-10 (Aligning Transfer Pricing Outcomes with Value Creation) and Action 13 (Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country-by-Country Reporting), intercompany contracts between related parties (IC Contracts) are the starting point of a transfer pricing analysis. However, IC Contracts can be ignored for transfer pricing purposes to the extent that they are not aligned with the conduct of the parties. We'll discuss:

  • The increased importance of IC Contracts in accordance with BEPS and its local implementation in various countries.
  • The urgent need for care and attention to the proper IC Contract drafting.
  • How the introduction of technology solutions can support the IC Contract creation and management.

Gain insights from Deloitte's tax and legal experts and have a better understanding of the increasing importance of contractual documentation in the light of BEPS.

Transfer Pricing audit landscape in Belgium

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

9 February 2017

Presenters: Jeroen Lemmens, Paul Marneffe

Over the past few years, Belgium has continuously strengthened its Transfer Pricing Audit cell. A new audit wave will be launched end of January 2017. Based on our experiences in multiple files, we will be able to share the points of attention / emphasis of the Transfer Pricing Audit cell in both the selection of taxpayers as well as the audit process and what to expect going forward.

Agenda
  • Current Transfer Pricing audit landscape in Belgium
  • Transfer Pricing audit procedure in Belgium
  • What we have learned from past Transfer Pricing audits? 
  • What options do taxpayers have in case of a TP adjustment following an audit by the Transfer Pricing audit cell?
  • Future outlook

Electronically Supplied Services (ESS): A Changing Indirect Tax Landscape

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

8 February 2017

Host: Pascal Schrijver

Presenters: Simon Atkins, Oleg Berezin

Consistent with OECD recommendations, tax authorities are introducing indirect tax rules shifting the place of supply of electronic services supplied by overseas businesses to the place of consumption. Businesses supplying such services to consumers globally face a rapid increase in VAT registrations and compliance obligations, and the risks of tracking and responding to developments. Is your organisation prepared for these changes?

We'll discuss:

  • The new rules against the backdrop of the OECD papers
  • Countries that have implemented new rules to date.
  • Practical issues resulting from the uptake of these rules
  • The recent introduction of new ESS rules in Russia, with a case study.

Find out more about the proposed changes and how these could impact your organisation.

Updates In Respect Of International Patent Box Regimes

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

1 February 2017

Host: Sarah Lord

Presenters: Kate Ramm, Renaud Hendrice, Monika Grzelewska

One of the outcomes from the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting initiative is to limit access to preferential intangibles regimes to companies that can demonstrate sufficient substance. The UK, among other countries, has amended its legislation as a result of the OECD’s Action 5. What should your organisation consider when looking at different intangibles regimes?

We'll discuss:

  • BEPS Action 5 and the Forum on Harmful Tax Practices.
  • The OECD nexus requirements.
  • Country updates – UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland.

Keep up to date with the latest developments in respect of international Patent Box regimes and gain practical insights into what to consider when making decisions in respect of location of intellectual property.

Key Court Of Justice Of The European Union Decisions Of 2016: Interpreting VAT In Europe

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

12 January 2017

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Anbreen Khan, Pascal Schrijver

A number of significant VAT cases were decided by the CJEU in 2016. Cases reaching the Court concern VAT across the EU, and clarify important points affecting organisations across the region. What are the implications for your organisation’s approach to VAT?

We'll discuss:

  • Cases on the meaning of ‘economic activity’ including Gemeente Borsele, Lajvér, Gemeente Woerden and Český rozhlas.
  • NEC/Bookit on the VAT exemption for ‘payment processing'.
  • Aspiro on the VAT insurance exemption.
  • Plöckl on the intra-Community movement of goods.
  • Upcoming cases, including on ‘payment processing’ and the cost sharing exemption.

Keep up-to-date on the effect of key decisions on the application of VAT law.

General terms and conditions in the digital era / 4.0

Dbriefs Legal

15 December 2016

Host: Muriel Feraud-Courtin

Presenters: Joanna Dudek, Francesco Mirarchi, and Torsten Schmitz

Small print (general terms and conditions, "GT&C") has become more important for the 4.0 industry. While products and services are digitalized, the corresponding contracts are concluded in an automated way. The use of GT&C involves not only standard legal issues ("all-time favorites") but also innovative fields of application with new legal impact. Furthermore, country specifics need to be regarded before the background of the digital challenge. We'll discuss:

  • Incorporation of GT&C in supply agreements (Rome-I Regulation, Battle of the Forms, E-Commerce) – Germany.
  • Application of "old-fashioned" rules to the new digital environment – Italy.
  • GT&C for on-line sales with specific mentions – France.
  • Digital industry and new legal forms of entering into contractual relations – Poland.

Gain insights from the Deloitte Legal experts and understand the impact for your business and the need for change.

Care 4 Tax

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

15 december 2016

Sprekers: Evelien De Backer, Bram Fouache, Pieter Van Hoecke, Timothy Bruneel, Nico Vanthuyne, Stijn Louwagie, Coen Ysebaert

Als zorginstelling wordt u vaak geconfronteerd met de complexiteit en het evolutief karakter van de Belgische fiscale wetgeving. Hoog tijd om de belangrijkste zaken en enkele recente ontwikkelingen voor u op een rijtje te zetten. 

Agenda

  • Ficheverplichtingen;
  • Alternatieve vormen van verloning;
  • Belastbare basis in de rechtspersonenbelasting - recente ontwikkelingen;
  • Patrimoniumtaks;
  • Btw-update; 
  • Lancering “Care 4 Tax”.

G20/OECD - BEPS: The Multilateral Instrument To Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

13 December 2016

Host: Bill Dodwell

Presenters: Aart Nolten, Rolf Saastad

As part of the G20/OECD’s work on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), the OECD published the finalised text of the multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related measures arising from the BEPS Project on 24 November. Once in force and ratified by jurisdictions, the convention could modify the operation of over 2,000 existing tax treaties. How will this affect the treaties your organisation relies upon?

We'll discuss:

  • Scope and purpose of the convention.
  • Implementation of BEPS minimum standards on permanent establishment and dispute resolution, as well as optional measures on treaty abuse and hybrid mismatches.
  • Options available to jurisdictions on how the measures are implemented.
  • Timing of changes.

Keep up-to-date with these significant changes.

Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base Relaunched

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

30 November 2016

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Bill Dodwelll, Pippa Booth, Stephen Brunner

The European Commission has released an updated proposal for the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB), designed to operate as a two-step approach. Step One (Common Corporate Tax Base, or CCTB) introduces a single set of rules for calculating taxable profits in the EU; step two (CCCTB) takes this further by introducing rules for tax consolidation, formulary apportionment and a ‘one-stop shop’ for tax administration. How would these proposals work in practice?

We'll discuss:

  • How the latest drafts differ from the original CCCTB proposals.
  • What would be included in the proposed EU-wide tax code.
  • How consolidation using formulary apportionment is envisaged in the proposals.

Learn how these proposals could impact your organisation.

Control of executive remuneration by shareholders: Where are we today and what’s next?

Dbriefs Legal

30 November 2016

Host: Antoine Larcena

Presenters: Anne-Sophie Blouin, Manuel Fernandez Condearena, and Alberto Gallarati

Executive remuneration has made the headlines in a number of countries over the past few years and further legislation may be under way in France and the UK where annual binding vote is now being considered. What do these trends mean for other European companies and their executives? With a special focus on the UK, France, Italy, and Spain, and comparison with other Northern-European countries, we’ll discuss:

  • Trends related to executive officers’ salary regulations.
  • The rights of the general shareholders’ meeting to obtain information on executives’ remunerations and to approve such remunerations.
  • Regulations on various types of companies including SMEs, listed companies, etc.
  • The UK has had an advisory vote on executive annual remuneration for nearly fifteen years and a binding vote on policy since 2013. We will discuss the impact so far and what other European countries may want to consider ahead of the implementation of the European Shareholders Rights directive which will give shareholders a say on pay in a way similar to the UK’s.

Learn from our experts on the constraints and good practices concerning executive officers remunerations in Europe.

Year End Planning – IFRS And US GAAP Updates From 2016

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

29 November 2016

Host: Steph Hurst

Presenters: Tjeerd Van den Berg, Alycia Spitzmueller

Preparing for year-end can be a busy time for tax professionals tasked with understanding the implications of changes in tax laws, financial reporting, and regulatory trends. How can tax departments bring all this together to prepare the year end statements and communications with stakeholders?

We'll discuss:

  • IFRS Updates including: recent amendments to IAS 12 on unrealised losses and an update on the draft interpretation of uncertainties in income taxes.
  • US GAAP Updates including: classification of deferred tax, share based payments, intra-entity transfers of assets and disclosure simplification.
  • Key messages coming out of UK Financial Reporting Council following their ‘thematic review’ of income tax disclosures and the report by European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) highlighting income tax areas of focus by European regulators.

Keep up to date.

New mandatory transfer pricing reporting requirements – Are you ready?

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

24 November 2016

Presenters: Jeroen Lemmens, Rob Peeters

During this webinar, we will guide you through the new Belgian regulation and show you the ‘Deloitte approach’ to comply with the transfer pricing obligations tailored to your group.  

Program

The Program Law of 1 July 2016, published in the Belgian Official Journal on 4 July 2016, introduces mandatory transfer pricing reporting regulations in Belgium.

In summary, a Belgian entity of a multinational group qualifies for the additional reporting when it exceeds one of the following thresholds:

  • Combined operating and financial income of EUR 50 million (excluding non-recurring income);
  • A balance sheet total of EUR 1 billion;
  • Annual average number of at least 100 full time equivalents.

Many companies will need to map their intercompany transactions in 2016, and will need to disclose the pricing mechanism.

Management Of Global Employment Tax Risk

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

22 November 2016

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Hayley McKelvey, John Lewis

It is now more crucial than ever for businesses to establish oversight of global employment tax operations, but how do global organisations do so in practice? Discover how your organisation can implement tax control frameworks to enable mobility, tax and reward professionals to collaborate to achieve better visibility and management of employment tax compliance across multiple jurisdictions.

We'll discuss:

  • What is employment tax?
  • What does a “global approach” to managing employment tax risk look like?
  • What approaches are adopted to achieve greater visibility over risk management?
  • What does best practice look like?

Keep up-to-date with how businesses are currently operating in this area.

Brexit: What Will It Mean For Employers?

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

9 November 2016

Host: Michael Eckes

Presenters: Jurga McCluskey, Mitul Shah

The UK people have voted to leave the EU and the UK government has declared that “Brexit means Brexit”, but what does this mean for employers and their immigration, mobility and reward policies? Discover how your organisation can ensure it is well prepared in an unfolding landscape.

We'll discuss:

  • Immigration – preparation employers can do now in advance of potentially significant changes.
  • Mobility – the consequences for mobility programme policies and how other EU jurisdictions compare to the UK from an employee tax and social security perspective.
  • Reward and Executive Pay Regulation – how Brexit has impacted the landscape of employee reward and what the future holds for regulation outside the EU.

Keep up to date with the latest thinking on how Brexit could impact employers.

Dispute Prevention: Preventing Disputes Through The Use Of Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs)

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

19 October 2016

Host: Alison Lobb

Presenters: Edward Morris, Eric Lesprit and Richard Gallacher

The increase in cross border tax disputes creates uncertainty for organisations, is expensive for those affected, and diverts resources from the key operations of running the business. The use of advance price agreements (APAs) enables organisations to agree their transfer pricing with tax authorities, thereby mitigating their possible exposure to cross border tax disputes. How can your organisation use APAs effectively to provide greater certainty in how the tax authorities will view your transfer pricing?.

We'll discuss:

  • When APAs are appropriate.
  • Managing tax controversy through APAs..
  • How to prepare for the APA process.

Learn how your organisation can benefit from the use of APAs.

Pan-European VAT Update – Q4 2016

Belgium Tax Dbriefs

14 October 2016

Presenters: Olivier Hody, Bruno Roelands, Sandeep Shinde, Pieter Van Dyck

Multinationals operating in Europe are often confronted with the complexity of the EU VAT system which, although harmonized, is uneasy to manage as the VAT legislation continues to evolve.

The VAT world is in constant change and obtaining reliable and accurate information on VAT changes across Europe is of utmost importance in order to avoid any risk exposure.

Agenda

  • VAT developments at EU and global levels
  • Practical VAT changes within the EU (focus on Q4, 2016)
  • SAF-T and Brexit updates

Managing The Innovation And Investment Lifecycle

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

22 September 2016

Host: David Cobb

Presenters: Natan Aronshtam, Patrick Brauns

As the impact of BEPS, and the steps multinational groups need to take, becomes clear it is more important than ever to make sure there is input and co-ordination around where investment in new facilities and research and development activities are undertaken. What implications should your organisation be considering?

We'll discuss:

  • Details of the newest innovation tax regimes available.
  • The importance of considering innovation and investment opportunities when thinking about international reorganisations.
  • The benefits of adopting a more centralised approach to managing innovation and investment opportunities.

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in innovation taxes.

EU General Data Protection Regulation: New challenges and opportunities

Dbriefs Legal

22 September 2016

Host: Annika Sponselee

Presenters: Dr. Söntje Julia Hilberg, Dr. Sebastian Leder

After more than four years of debates throughout Europe, the EU Parliament finally passed the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in April 2016. Beginning on 25 May 2018, the unified rules apply throughout the EU and introduce some material changes. Companies face additional requirements and severe penalties for non-compliance. Therefore, it is more important than ever to focus on the establishment of effective data protection measures. But this often called “burden” caused by the new regulation is only part of the story, there is more to be told about it. So far, many companies still hesitate to use their data in the best way for their business, i.e., to invest in new data-driven business models. One of the reasons often mentioned is the difficulty to evaluate and control the risks. The GDPR might change that in the future as it follows a risk-based and technical approach. Methodologies such as standardization and certification, as well as modern concepts, like “privacy by design” and “privacy by default”, will help mitigate risks. Therefore, the GDPR can also be seen as an “enabler” and as an opportunity to develop new strategies to optimize the use of data. We’ll discuss:

  • Main changes under the GDPR and “checklist to comply” – how you get ready for May 2018.
  • New business opportunities and “roadmap” – how you analyze and structure your potential.
  • Future prospects (Analytics show case) – how you might use your data in the future.

Hear from Deloitte's Legal and Risk team of experts to have a better understanding of the impact that the GDPR will have on the use of data in your businesses.

Brexit: Planning And Supply Chain Management For Goods

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

21 September 2016

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Barney Horn, Sally Jones, Andy Michaelides

The UK vote on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU is an unprecedented event. As negotiations with the EU have yet to commence, the implications for businesses and their supply chains are as yet unknown. However, it is possible to anticipate the changes that are most likely and that will bring the most change. This webcast will concentrate on potential impacts on supply chains involving goods.

We'll discuss:

  • Potential UK trade deals.
  • Indirect tax implications, particularly customs duties.
  • Implications for systems and ways to address these.

Keep up to date with the latest thinking on Brexit, the tax implications and how to ensure your organisation is prepared for the coming changes.

Collective dismissals in Europe: Legal and practical issues

Dbriefs Legal

16 September 2016

Host: Stijn Demeestere

Presenters: Ivana Azzollini, Eric Guillemet, Klaus Heeke, and Pablo Santos Fita

Multinationals have recently been reshaping their business model or legal structure to increase efficiency, to reduce costs, or sometimes for tax reasons. Some of these changes may have a significant impact on personnel and involve relocations, or even collective dismissals and/or closures. With a special focus on Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, we’ll discuss:

  • Threshold for a collective dismissal.
  • Subsequent phases of the collective dismissal procedure.
  • Best practices to plan a reorganization.
  • How to avoid the typical pitfalls during the information and consultation procedure.
  • Is the social plan always needed? What are the main components?
  • Points of attention when implementing the reorganization.

Gain insights from the Deloitte experts and have a better understanding of collective dismissals and its impact.

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