Date: 18 May 2022
Time: 2:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Worldwide: Maltese and Global Shipping Tax Perspectives

The webinar will analyse factors, both from a regulatory and tax perspective, which shaped the Maltese Shipping Register into a global leading flag.

Speakers will give prime attention to new challenges brought in by OECD’s Pillars I & II Global Anti- Base Erosion Model Rules.

Juanita Brockdorff

Since joining KPMG in 2002, Juanita has worked in corporate taxation, providing advice to multinationals seeking assistance in tax matters and related planning. Her work covers both international and domestic tax issues, extending to direct and indirect taxation.

She has advised a wide variety of multinationals especially in financial services industry, namely, asset managers, banks, and insurance underwriters. Juanita has also delivered restructuring advice to gaming clients. She leads the Tax Committee at the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, providing feedback on proposed legislation, including on cryptocurrencies and ICOs, to government authorities.

In addition she has assisted clients with effective global tax solutioning, including mergers and acquisitions and advised on access to tax treaties, foreign tax credits, financing and efficient repatriation. She leads the automatic exchange of information service line. Juanita is particularly interested in the EU’s impact on tax matters and has acted as advisor to the Government on various tax-related EU law issues.

Juanita regularly delivers presentations on topical tax issues at both local and international fora and has published articles in various international tax journals and reviews. Juanita is a highly-respected specialist in her field, is a member of the International Fiscal Association, and is recognised by Expert Guides and ranked as a Band 1 practitioner of note by Chambers and Partners, where she is highly rated for her "expertise and drive“ and as one who “advises a raft of impressive clients on both direct and indirect taxation mandates. She is particularly noted for her work on behalf of leading multinationals.”

Stephan Piazza

Stephan is an Associate Director at KPMG Malta. He joined the firm in 2017 leading the Transport team including the Aviation, Space and Maritime services across the Tax, Audit and Advisory areas within the firm. His role as coordinator for the firm’s Transport projects sees him at the forefront of some major engagements within the firm’s aviation, maritime and space practice.

Stephan provides assistance in connection with the importation and tax compliance of luxury assets, registration of aircrafts and AOC application with the Civil Aviation Directorate at Transport Malta, advice upon the local and EU legal framework concerning drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles, and is also able to provide support in aircraft financing transactions. In addition to the above, Stephan also has extensive experience in the corporate law and maritime law space, having assisted several clients with ship and yacht registration procedures and accompanying corporate structures.

Stephan has frequently contributed to a number of articles in both local and international journals. He lectures ACCA students in the field of corporate law. Stephan is warranted to practice law in front of the Superior Courts of Malta. He is also an Executive Committee Member of the Malta Maritime Law Association, Counsel Member of the Superyacht Industry Network Malta and Executive Committee Member of the Shipping & Bunkering Committee within the Chambers of Commerce and Enterprise. He has also published a number of articles in both local and international journals. He collaborates with the University of Malta and the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology as an external examiner and has delivered lectures at the ELSA Malta Summer Law School.

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