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How to deal with Brexit from an Indirect Tax Perspective. Some reflections on the potential impact of Brexit from a Customs and VAT Perspective

Beginning: Tuesday, 27 June 2017 18:00
End: Tuesday, 27 June 2017 20:30
Location: Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Event fees: British Chamber members: €0.00 (incl. VAT)
Non-members: €0.00 (incl. VAT)

Event description:

Brexit raised a large number of questions, particularly with regard to its impact on business, including the challenges now faced by companies with operations and flows of goods and services to and from the UK. Should companies evaluate the impact now and act or await further developments?
Understanding the potential impact of Brexit from a Customs and VAT perspective is unarguably a must.

This seminar will touch on the subjects below:

  • What are the potential outcomes from negotiations?
  • Will the UK legal framework with regard to VAT and customs change?
  • Will the flows of goods to or from the UK be liable to import duties?
  • Which formalities will have to be complied with if goods are moved to or from the UK?
  • Do you need to re-organize your supply chain?
  • What will be the impact on the VAT treatment and related VAT compliance?

Speaker | Ine Lejeune | Partner in charge of tax policy, dispute resolution and litigation | Law Square

Since 1984 Ine has been providing not only advice but especially litigation and dispute resolution services. She has assisted with tax procedures before national courts in Belgium and other EU Member States (Italy, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, Croatia, Romania, UK, Ireland and Lithuania) and the Court of Justice of the European Union (including ARO Lease, Elida Gibbs, Debouche and other cases).
She has successfully filed complaints with the EU Commission resulting in infraction procedures and changes in national legislations resolving litigations.
Over a period of almost 32 years Ine has built up extensive experience in (tax) policy services for private sector clients as well as for the European Commission (as Global Relationship Partner at PwC for the EU Institutions and responsible for more than 36 Studies).
Ine is Belgian Taxman of the year 2009 and was elected 5th Global Most Influencing Tax Expert by Tax Business (November/December 2006, issue 16) and the first Indirect Tax Expert.

Speaker | Jurgen Gevers | Advocaat vennoot/Avocat associé – Tax Policy, Dispute Resolution and Litigation | Law Square

Jurgen Gevers has over 16 years of experience in Tax. Before joining Law Square, he was a Partner at Antaxius Advocaten.
Jurgen assists national and multinational companies with customs and excise issues, including anti-dumping and countervailing duties as well as related tax aspects and VAT cases (e.g. missing trade fraud).
Jurgen also handles disputes with the Customs and Excise Administration and the VAT authorities and assists his clients in administrative proceedings and proceedings before the civil and criminal courts, the Belgian Constitutional Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Jurgen assists his clients in the negotiation and drafting of contracts between logistic services and importers/exporters, between importers and suppliers/customers, and between exporters and customers. He also represents them before the commercial courts in related disputes.

Speaker | Claire De Lepeleire | Director - TLS Indirect Tax VAT Brussels | PwC Belgium bcvba

Claire De Lepeleire is a VAT Director accredited tax consultant, whose specialism is VAT, both at a Belgian and European level. Claire advises on the VAT planning opportunities available to multinational companies operating in or looking to enter the Belgian market. Her main clients are in the pharmaceutical, chemical and industrial products areas. She has unique experience gained from spending her time partly as a consultant and partly as the global VAT Director of a Swiss based MNC for several years.