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M2016 - Aspects of litigation relevant to the Accounting profession

  • 18 Feb 2020
  • 13:30 - 16:45
  • TTC

Registration


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 13.15
Sessions Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
Speaker: Dr Robert Attard 
Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
MIA Members: €40.00
Non-MIA Members: €75.00
Retired Members: €20.00
Students: €30.00

Background Information

From time to time, accountants become involved in litigation by acting as witnesses, court experts and officers of companies. At times they play a more significant role by being party to cases. The seminar will discuss cases that are of relevance to the accountancy profession by drawing from judicial experience. The seminar will provide a basic introduction to the Maltese Court System; singling out and explaining the types of actions that could involve accountants.

Topics on the agenda

Accountants as Court Witnesses
Accountants as Court Experts
Accountants as Plaintiffs
Accountants as Defendants

Speaker's Profile

Robert is Partner and Tax Policy Leader, EY, Central & South East Europe, a tenured senior lecturer at the University of Malta, a fellow of GREIT and member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. In the IBFD’s 2015-2017 General Report on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights he was described as a well-known authority broadly experienced in the practical protection of taxpayers’ rights and a prominent member of the legal practice. Having served as a panellist at the 2015 IFA Congress he forms part of a study group of the International Law Association on the “Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights” (co-chaired by Advocate General Juliane Kokott and Pasquale Pistone) and is also a member of the Supervisory Council of the IBFD/IFA’s  “Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights”. He has served as Visiting Professor at the University of Ferrara paying lecturing/speaking visits at Queen Mary (University of London), CTL (University of Cambridge), Salerno (with Wirtshaftsuniversitat Wien and Naples II) and the University of Palermo. The Maltese Court of Appeal has described him as a leading commentator on tax law referring to his publications in its judgements. Robert developed a detailed knowledge of tax aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights drafting submissions in cases filed against France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Malta. Robert is a published author on tax law publishing articles in European Taxation, EC Tax Review and the British Tax Review. He has contributed to several publications including a book published by Hart Publishing, 3 books published by the IBFD and several books published by the MIM. Philip Baker remarks that ‘Single-handedly, Robert is generating the literature which explains the structure and nuances of the system in Malta. One wishes other countries had similar authors who could write similarly enticing books to explain their tax codes.” Robert has argued most of Malta's leading tax cases including landmark judgments John Geranzi v. PM (right to justice within a reasonable time), Zahra v. PM (non bis in idem),  Farrugia v. PM (taxation as a violation of the right to property) and Case 160 of 2012 (tax transparency). 

EVENT CPE COMPETENCES

3 Hours Core 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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