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Luxembourg/The Netherlands Business 2014 Seminar

GESSEL Attorneys at Law has the pleasure to invite you to the:Luxembourg/The Netherlands Business 2014 Seminar

Chair: Dr. Janusz Fiszer, Partner, Head of Tax Practice, GESSEL Attorneys at Law
Both Luxembourg and The Netherlands are traditionally recognized as important international business jurisdictions in Western Europe. The Luxembourg/The Netherlands Business 2014 Seminar, jointly organized by the GESSEL Attorneys at Law and the law firm Loyens & Loeff from Amsterdam and Luxembourg, with a kind participation of His Excellency Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, will present various forms of investment opportunities in both countries, as the most stable economies of EU, focusing on corporate schemes, investment funds, trusts and private foundations and presenting related possible tax optimization options for Polish residents, both corporate and individual. The Luxembourg/The Netherlands Business 2014 Seminar will offer an unique opportunity to get the first-hand information from the representatives of the Government of Luxembourg, as well as from renown and experienced Dutch, Luxembourg-based and Polish legal & tax experts.

The Seminar will be held in English.

AGENDA:

9:30-10:00 Registration/Morning coffee

10:00-10:15 Welcome/Introduction from the GESSEL Attorneys at Law:
Dr. Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, Managing Partner
Dr. Janusz Fiszer, Partner, Head of Tax Practice

10:15-10:45 Welcome Address and Introduction to Doing Business in Luxembourg, His Excellency Georges Faber, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Poland

10:45-11:30 Corporate Structures & Related Tax Matters in Luxembourg, Anna Sergiel, Advocate, Loyens & Loeff, Luxembourg

11:30-12:00 Snack Break

12:00-12:45 Corporate Structures & Related Tax Matters in The Netherlands, Bartjan Zoetmulder, Tax Partner, Head of CEE Team, Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam

12:45-13:30 Doing Business in Luxembourg and the Netherlands - Polish Legal & Tax Perspective, Dr. Janusz Fiszer, Partner, Head of Tax Practice, GESSEL Attorneys at Law, Warsaw

13:30-13:50 Discussion, ALL

13:50-14:00 Concluding Remarks from the Chair, Farewell

SPEAKERS:

His Excellency Georges Faber, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Poland. Georges Faber graduated with a “Licence en Sciences Humaines” from the University of Strasbourg in 1984 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Contemporary History from the same University of Strasbourg in 1988. In 1988-1991 he was Chargée de cours, Ministry of the Education. In 1991-1995 he worked as Managing Director in International Sport Services S.A., in Luxembourg & Switzerland, in 1995-1996 he was Attaché at Ministry of the Energy and from 1996 until 1998 he worked as First Secretary in the Department for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & External Trade. From 1998 until 2001 Mr. Georges Faber was Deputy Director for International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & External Trade. From 2001 until 2007 he acted as Consul General of Luxembourg in New York and as Executive Director of the Luxembourg Board of Economic Development, Trade & Investment Office in New York. From 2007 until 2009 Mr. Georges Faber was Consul General of Luxembourg in San Francisco and Executive Director of Luxembourg Board of Economic Development, Trade & Investment Office, in San Francisco. In October 2009 he became Director of Finance at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Luxembourg. In November 2010 Mr. Georges Faber has been appointed the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the United Arab Emirates (with residence in Luxembourg) and in September 2013 he became the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Republic of Poland.

Dr. Janusz Fiszer, Partner at the GESSEL Attorneys at Law. Dr. Fiszer is an attorney-at-law and certified tax advisor. He graduated from the University of Warsaw School of Law and Administration with distinction in 1980 and received his Ph.D. in Law degree there in 1986. Prior to joining the GESSEL Attorneys at Law in January 2014, during over 21 years Dr. Fiszer was associated with an international law firm White & Case, in which he was Partner from 1998 until 2012. From 2012 until the end of 2013 he was Partner at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), heading the firm’s International Tax Structuring practice department in Poland. Dr. Fiszer heads GESSEL's tax law practice. He specializes in international tax law and in tax aspects of M&A transactions. Dr. Fiszer is also an Associate Professor at the University of Warsaw School of Management, teaching financial law, including in particular Polish tax law and international tax law, as well as lecturing on international tax law matters at the postgraduate Taxes and Tax Law program at the School of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and at the International Tax Strategies program at the Warsaw School of Economics. Dr. Fiszer is consistently listed in numerous international and Polish directories of leading law firms, lawyers and tax advisors – "Chambers Global", "Chambers Europe", "PLC Which Lawyer?", "World Tax – Ranking of Tax Advisory Firms and Tax Advisors", " Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers", "Rzeczpospolita", "Dziennik Gazeta Prawna" and "Forbes". He is a member of the Chamber of Legal Counsellors in Warsaw, National Chamber of Tax Advisors, International Bar Association (IBA) and International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Mr. Bartjan Zoetmulder, Tax Partner, Head of CEE Team, Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam. Bartjan Zoertmulder is a Dutch tax advisor. Holds a law degree from the University of Groningen (1993). Bartjan Zoetmulder is the head of the Loyens & Loeff’s CEE team and Russia/CIS team, as well as the US REIT and the Hotel team. He specializes in pan-European tax structuring of investments with a particular focus on Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Dutch real estate. His current clients include mostly foreign investors such as US REITs, European real estate investors and other foreign (mainly CEE and Russian/CIS) or Dutch-based, internationally operating groups. Bartjan Zoetmulder has in-depth knowledge of tax planning involving the Netherlands and Luxembourg vis-a-vis Central and Eastern Europe, Malta and Cyprus as well as Russia and the former CIS countries. He has been closely involved in the tax ruling practice, mainly for international holding and financing company structures. Moreover, he worked at the Tokyo office of Loyens & Loeff from 1995 to 1998. Bartjan is a board member of the Dutch Tax Lawyers Association (NOB), chairman of NOB’s International Tax Affairs committee, board member of Dujat (Dutch-Japanese Trade Federation) and member of the Dutch Real Estate Tax Lawyers Association, the International Bar Association (IBA), and NAREIT. He is a frequently lectures and writes on international tax planning, particularly in relation to pan-European structuring for US REITs and investments in Central and Eastern Europe.

Ms. Anna Sergiel, Senior Associate, Advocate, Loyens & Loeff, Luxembourg. Anna Sergiel is an attorney-at-law. She works in the Tax Department of Loyens and Loeff Luxembourg and has 10 years of experience in the area of corporate and international tax. Anna Sergiel specializes in tax planning for real estate and private equity sectors and has extensive experience involving Luxembourg non-regulated structures, as well as investment funds. Anna also leads the transfer pricing team of Loyens and Loeff Luxembourg. Before joining Loyens and Loeff in 2011, Anna was a tax manager with an international accounting firm in Luxembourg, focused on holding and financing structures involving U.S. investors. Anna holds a Diploma in Taxation (Diplôme de fiscalité) issued by the Luxembourg Ministry of National Education, as well as a Master's Degree in Law from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Anna Sergiel is a member of the Luxembourg Bar and the In

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Venue GESSEL Attorneys at Law, Sienna 39, Warsaw
Organiser GESSEL Attorneys at Law