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GGI ITPG Global Tax Summit and GCG M&A Dealmakers Meeting 2018 Marbella

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2 Mar 2018

GGI ITPG Global Tax Summit 2018

For the third time, JC&A Abogados has been honored to host the GGI International Taxation Practice Group (ITPG) Winter Meeting, renamed as Global Tax Summit, that took place in Marbella last weekend from 22nd to 25th of February, following the meeting in Schladming (Austria) in 2017.

A high-class tax training meeting, counting with 66 delegates and several accompanying persons from around the world, from Norway to South Africa, Australia to India, passing by USA or Canada to name a few.

The program started with a cross-border tax case study in which delegates worked in groups to solve a simulated client situation, prepared by Oliver Biernat (Germany), an intensive and highly practical tax workshop with final presentation and discussion.

The program conducted by ITPG Global Vice Chair Robert Worthington (Canada) continued with presentations made by delegates on “US Tax Reform” (Fernando Lopez - USA), ” The Effect of BEPS Action 1 on a South African – and UK – based Saas Provider” (Graeme Saggers - South Africa), a Panel Discussion on “Tax Due Diligence on Cross-Border M&A Transactions” (Bernard Schwechel - Germany, Roberto Cagnazzo -Italy, Marc Nideröst - Switzerland, Sergio Finulli - Italy, Toon Hasselman – The Netherlands, Aditya Kumar -India, Bärbel Wierzoch – Germany, Alan Rajah - UK and Steve McCrindle – UK), “Cryptocurrencies and Related Tax Issues” (Tony Nunes - Australia), “Best Practices Framework for Transfer Pricing Benchmarking” (Vijesh Zinzuwadia & Ashish Bairagra – India), “Growth Strategies by Merging With or Acquiring Other Professional Service Firms” (Jeffery L Mowery – USA) and “Living in the South of Spain” (Santiago Lapausa - Spain).

This event brought together experts from other Practice Groups, such as GGI Global Mobility Solutions Practice Group Meeting with Huub Kapel (The Netherlands) and GGI Indirect Taxes Practice Group Meeting with Steve McCrindle (UK) and Toon Hasselman (The Netherlands).

GCG M&A Dealmakers Meeting 2018

Concurrently and for the first time, Geneva Capital Group (GCG), a global network of Merge & Acquisition advisors that also benefit of GGI membership, held an M&A Dealmakers Meeting during the same weekend.

The program started with the welcome from JC&A Abogados founder, Javier Carretero (Spain) and conducted by GGI founder Claudio Cocca (Switzerland), followed by a case study presented by Tim van der Meer, Marlon Putter and Jeroen Kruithof, titled “A GCG success story: KKR and its first PE deal on African Soil”, which showed how an integrated approach between different GGI members helped to obtain an interesting M&A mandate and convert this mandate into a successful deal. GGI Global CEO, Michael Reiss von Filski, covered “Negotiation and Influence Techniques” as Dealmakers element.

We thank all participants, specially those who have traveled from far away to attend this meeting, and we welcome all kind words and positive feedback received during the event, with gratitude.

We look forward to seeing them all in one of the next editions of the Global Tax Summit that surely will take place in Marbella as suggested during the conference.

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