Tax Directors Handbook 2018

Ireland – extending tax attractiveness

Presented by John Gulliver (head of tax) and Robert Henson (tax partner) at Mason Hayes & Curran

The Irish tax regime provides an onshore OECD white-listed low-tax environment to conduct cross-border activity... READ MORE

Spain – A year of transition in the tax arena

Presented by Vicente Bootello and José Ignacio Ripoll, Garrigues

This year has been a year in which, following on the tail of the in-depth tax reform approved at the end of 2014, the government has introduced a small number of legislative amendments in the tax area.... READ MORE

Cyprus – a favoured international tax planning jurisdiction

Presented by Charalambos Meivatzis, head of accounting and tax at Kinanis LLC

The following features make Cyprus one of the most favourable locations for the setting up of holding, financing and royalty structures, particularly for foreign investors, as these features provide such investors with highly interesting tax planning opportunities... READ MORE

Turkey – developments in tax regulations

Presented by Duygu Alkan, senior partner at ADMD Law Office

Even though lower than previous years, the economic growth in Turkey continued in 2015, attracting new foreign investors. Turkey implemented several amendments to its national tax legislation to better suit the needs of businesses and the revenue administration... READ MORE

Israel – recent taxation developments

Presented by Meir Linzen and Guy Katz, partners at Herzog Fox & Neeman

In the last few years, the Israeli Tax Authority has initiated a few important changes and reforms to the Israeli tax regime.... READ MORE

Portugal – Recent corporate tax developments

Presented by Tiago Cassiano Neves and Rafael Graça, associates at Garrigues

After the end of the financial assistance program initiated by the Troika (the IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank), 2015 was the year of a slight recovery of the economy, and growing consensus around the need to combine austerity measures with a wider strategy for economic growth, employment and industrial development..... READ MORE

South Africa – developments in taxation

Presented by Emil Brincker, tax practice director at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

South Africa levies tax on its residents on a worldwide basis. Credits are given for taxes that are paid in foreign jurisdictions... READ MORE

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