GACO & GFIA Global Tax Enforcement Conference
With an attendance of around 150 delegates the GACO & GFIA Global Tax Enforcement Conference organised in cooperation with DQ, Latham & Watkins LLP and Pinsent Mason was a huge success locally. It was a landmark day-long conference with high profile international and local professionals.
During the whole day, a professional Panel including international tax specialists from the US, UK, Isle of Man, Gibraltar and the attache representative of the IRS Criminal Investigation assigned to the US Embassy in London, practical topics of US & UK FATCA as well as the future CRS were debated at round tables in a passionate way involving the public from the first to the last minute.
The opening words of the Conference were delivered by Samantha Barrass, CEO of the Gibraltar FSC and Paul Astengo, Senior Executive of the Gibraltar Finance Centre.
The local industry practitioners learned more about practical steps that need to be taken in an ever changing environment of global tax enforcement and how to take advantage of the new international transparency. Compliant jurisdictions such as Gibraltar are ideally positioned to profit from the current and future international developments.
The event obtained a wide coverage in the local media including a special report on GBC Television in the popular Viewpoint weekly investigative program presented and produced by local media star Jonathan Scott.