Speakers

Attract new partners and clients by delivering a speech on hot practical topic. Being a speaker at the conference is a unique chance to show your perspective connections the level of your knowledge and professionalism.

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Theo Parperis

Theo Parperis

PwC Cyprus
Presentation topic:
Cyprus Citizenship by Investment and Wealth Management.

Theo Parperis is a Partner at PwC Cyprus. He is in charge of Compliance Services (CC) and Wealth Management Services (WMS) sections of the Tax and Legal Services (TLS) group, providing primarily compliance, advisory and wealth management services to international clients.

He has vast experience in:

• tax and statutory compliance for international groups
• advising and assisting international clients with group restructuring plans
• providing comprehensive solutions for private clients and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) covering both their corporate and private wealth interests
• family office structuring
• corporate and private wealth consolidation and reporting
• tax and legal support in acquisition/sale of private assets
• citizenship & naturalisation services

Theo is primarily engaged with international clients operating in a broad range of sectors, including trade in oil and commodities (e.g.metals), transportation, shipping, tourism, manufacturing, information and technology.

He is a graduate of London School of Ecomomics (LSE) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He is also a full member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

Theo has served as President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) during 2011-2013.

PwC Cyprus
Cyprus
Phone: +357 22555000 Ext. 2477
Email: theo.parperis@cy.pwc.com
www.pwc.com.cy

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Rima Mrad

Rima Mrad

Bin Shabib & Associates (BSA) LLP
Presentation topic:
Investments in UAE: Leading the way in the Middle East.

Partner

Rima is a Partner with the Corporate and M&A practice, based in our DIFC offices in Dubai. She is an experienced corporate and insurance lawyer who has practiced in the UAE for over eight years. Rima specializes in advising insurance companies, corporate organizations, financial institutions, energy companies and private equity funds on a wide range of legal issues including M&A transactions, due diligence, commercial agreements, commercial related disputes, IT related transactions and various regulatory matters.

Rima has also advised and assisted international clients in developing their business throughout the GCC, particularly in relation to regulatory and compliance matters and provides employment advice to companies in relation to policies, structuring and breach of contract.

Bin Shabib & Associates (BSA) LLP
UAE
E: rima.mrad@bsa.ae
www.bsa.ae

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Vikrant Pangam

Vikrant Pangam

Amicorp Advisory FZE
Presentation topic:
Wealth structure for the private clients in UAE.

Vikrant Pangam holds the Senior Director responsibility for strategic development of Amicorp Group in the region. His expertise is in the tax & estate planning industry. His practices include corporate tax structures for international investments, investment holding structures for high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and family offices and facilitating trade transactions.

Following his MBA from Melbourne Australia, Vikrant worked with National Australia Bank where he acquired his experience in Banking in Asia Pacific region before moving to Dubai. Since 2010, he has been working in the industry of tax & estate planning with a focus on proactively developing new methods and solutions for clients to minimize the impact of changing tax legislation.

Vikrant is an Indian domicile and an Australian national and he is fluent in the language of business.

Amicorp Advisory FZE
UAE
www.amicorp.com

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Akis Kyradjis

Akis Kyradjis

Arton Capital
Presentation topic:
Cyprus: From Ashes to Riches- current investment environment and opportunities in property.

Mr. Kyradjis has been involved in property valuation, consultancy and development for the most part of his 30 year long professional career. As a Vice President at Arton Capital, he is deeply involved in the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program since its establishment in 2013, offering citizenship and property investment related advice to high net worth individuals.

Mr. Kyradjis began his career in Cyprus at a professional services firm in the field of valuation and project management (A. Loizou & Associates, Chartered Surveyors) and went on to found his own professional practice under the name of ‘Kyradjis & Stephanou, Property Consultants & Valuers’. In 1998 he was appointed to the post of Managing Director of a property development company (Tofarco-Hellas SA) based in Athens-Greece, which was followed by an appointment to the post of Managing Director of Cybarco Property Development SA also in Athens.

Mr. Kyradjis holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Leeds in ‘Civil Engineering & Management Studies’, as well as a Master’s degree from the University of London (University College) in ‘Building Economics & Management’. He is a chartered civil engineer and a registered property valuer.

Mr. Kyradjis is married and has a daughter and two sons.

Arton Capital
Cyprus
www.artoncapital.com

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Alexander Lins

Alexander Lins

LMG Lighthouse Trust reg.
Presentation topic:
Liechtenstein’s re-positioning as an International Financial Center: The usage of new tax-opportunities combined with traditional asset-protection-tools.

Dr. Alexander Lins, LL.M. (Wealth Law – UFL) is a Trust-Lawyer and Partner of LMG Lighthouse Trust reg., Vaduz. He is actively teaching Company Law at University of Liechtenstein and is an author of various articles on Austrian and Liechtenstein Tax Law. He is founder and member of the scientific Board of the ‘Liechtenstein Journal’ that publishes articles on national and international Tax and Company Law. He is advisor of the Liechtenstein Government, recently in tax-matters related to the new (Double) Tax Treaty with Austria.

He was associate for one of the biggest tax-law- and auditing-companies in Vienna/Austria (TPA Horwath Wirtschaftstreuhand und Steuerberatung GmbH) for a number of years, when he joined one of the ‘big-three’ (Trust-)Law-companies in Liechtenstein, before he became the founding-member of LMG Lighthouse Trust.

As a licensed trustee of the Chamber of the Liechtenstein Trustees and member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), he specializes in national and international tax planning, structuring of holding and financial companies, intellectual property and asset-protection-tools (Foundations, Trusts etc).

LMG Lighthouse Trust reg.
Liechtenstein
www.lmg.li

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Joy Godfrey

Joy Godfrey

Cititrust International Inc. Belize
Presentation topic:
International Financial Structure in a Transparent World.

Joy Godfrey is the President and CEO of Cititrust International Inc. Cititrust, established in 1993, is a worldwide leader in international financial services. Headquartered in Belize, it has offices in several international jurisdictions including Seychelles, Barbados and Hong Kong.

Joy is a founding member and was a major shareholder of two international banks in Belize, including Provident Bank & Trust of Belize, the country’s first International Bank. She served as President of Provident Bank from its founding until 2008.

She is presently a Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Belize and holds a Masters Degree in International Taxation from Regent University, Virginia, USA. She was Director of Tourism for Belize from 1990 to 1993.

Cititrust International Inc. 
Belize
www.cititrust.biz

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Edward  Zammit

Edward Zammit

EJZ Comprehensive Business Services Ltd
Presentation topic:
Malta – tax and strategic asset management. Citizenship by investment.

Mr. Edward Zammit is the sole and managing partner of EJZ Comprehensive Business Services Ltd.

He has qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the University of Malta in 1985 after reading for a BA (Hons) degree in Accountancy.

During his early qualification years he worked in the industry. Later, he joined Joseph Tabone & Co (now KPMG) where he was appointed as tax consultant managing the firm’s tax department.

For the last 18 years, Mr. Zammit has been in public practice, specializing in the field of taxation. He has delivered lectures to accountancy students studying for the ACCA qualification and addressed various conferences abroad.

He was a Member on Council and is a Fellow Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, for which he was representative on the Fêdêration des Experts Comptables Europêêns (FEE) Direct Taxation Working Group during 2004/2005.

Fellow of the Malta Institute of Taxation (MIT) and a member of the Institute of Financial Service Practitioners (IFSP)

Assistant to the Magistrate sitting on the Administrative Review Tribunal (Income Tax) between 2011 and 2013.

EJZ Comprehensive Business Services Ltd

Malta

www.ejz.com.mt

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Farid El Khoury

Farid El Khoury

Law Office of Farid H. El Khoury
Presentation topic:
Lebanon: practical solutions for the international corporate structures.

Education
DEA in Private Law – 1982 – St Joseph University of Beirut
Master in Private and Public law -1979- St Joseph University of Beirut
BA in law -1978- St Joseph University of Beirut

Experience
Law office of Farid El Khoury, Beirut -1992- Present
• Founder and Principal of Law Office of Farid H .El-Khoury (ISO9001:2008 since 2007)
• Founder and Principal of Lawyer’s office of Farid H. El-Khoury FZE – Ras El-Khaimah acting as corporate service provider for RAK
• Counselor, advisor and advocate to a full spectrum of clients ranging from commercial private corporation to financial institutions
• Fields: Mergers, Acquisition, Joint ventures, Banking Laws, Corporation and Partnerships, Corporate Law, Contracting, Construction, Offshore Services

Academic Activities
• Lecturer and Instructor of Commercial and Corporate Law at St Joseph University of Beirut
• Former coordinator of the Banking Law courses in the “Centre d’Études Bancaires” founded by St. Joseph University in collaboration with the Lebanese Banks Association
• Author of Several law articles

Public and Governmental activities
• Board member of the Beirut Bar association (2008-2011)
• Member of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Beirut Bar Association ( 2005-2010)

Law Office of Farid H. El Khoury
Lebanon
www.faridkhourylaw.com

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Matthew Parish

Matthew Parish

Gentium Law Group Sàrl
Presentation topic:
Corporate tax reform in Switzerland: analysis of changes.

Managing Partner

Matthew Parish is an international lawyer, specializing in cross-border arbitration, litigation and enforcement, international trade, foreign investment, resource extraction and export, emerging markets and public international law.

Dr Parish has represented clients across a wide variety of industries, including shipping, international trade and infrastructure sectors, banking, insurance and financial services, governments and international organizations. He has a particular focus on issues of international law affecting emerging markets, with experience most recently covering Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Dr Parish has authored publications on a variety of topics, including investment treaty law, English insurance law, European Commission competition law, international project finance, EU litigation, regulation of international trade, rule of law in transition economies and the legal role of international organizations in post-conflict countries.

Languages: English, French

Bar Admissions: Law Society of England and Wales (higher rights of audience – all courts)

Honours: Young Global Leader (2013), World Economic Forum

One of the 300 most influential people in Switzerlad, Bilan magazine, 17 April 2013.

Gentium Law Group Sàrl
Switzerland
www.gentiumlaw.com

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Jean-Luc Jourdan

Jean-Luc Jourdan

Global Management & Services Group
Presentation topic:
Are you ready for the Family Office? In Luxembourg we are!

Mr. Jean-Luc Jourdan was born in 1959, Luxembourg Citizen, Master in Management Science studies and is founding partner of Global Management & Services Group a Luxembourg Trust and corporate services company.

Mr. Jourdan gained a large experience for 18 years in the banking sector and by managing a Stock Broker Company. He is today Chartered Accountant, Expert witnessed with the Luxembourg Court and President of GMS GROUP.

Mr. Jourdan created GMS GROUP in 1999 as a service group that could be generally defined as a family office group including Corporate Services, Tax Advisor, International Tax Planning, Corporate Finance Advisor, Chartered Accountant, Real Estate Advisor and Economical Advisor.
GMS GROUP and its partners serve an international client base, well diversified geographically and economically.

GLOBAL MANAGEMENT & SERVICES GROUP
32, Avenue Monterey
L-2163 Luxembourg
Jean-Luc JOURDAN
Managing Director
Tel: +352 44 55 10 1 Mobile : +352 621 16 20 22
Email: jljourdan@gmslux.com

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Giancarlo Cervino

Giancarlo Cervino

Centre for International Fiscal Studies SA
Presentation topic:
Delocalization: the ultimate weapon against the globalization of tax compliance.

Director of CINFIS – Centre for International Fiscal Studies SA in Lugano. Giancarlo Cervino is Certified Tax Advisor and Certified Public Accountant in Luxembourg and Italy.

He is a journalist in Italy and Switzerland specialized in international tax planning.

He has twenty two years experience in consultancy for major banks and tax firms on anti-money laundering legislations, banking and tax planning.

CINFIS is a global advisor for enterprises. The economic globalization is the main challenge but also the source of bigger opportunities of development for multinational firms as well as for small and medium enterprises with international prospects.

CINFIS- Centre for International Fiscal Studies offers a wide range of consulting services including supervisions of company’s growth and development to its customer.

CINFIS – Centre for International Fiscal Studies SA
Switzerland
www.cinfis.com

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Jayne Stokes

Jayne Stokes

Deloitte LLP
Presentation topic:
Compliance, transparency and tax information exchange in the Middle East Region.

Jayne has over 8 years tax experience with Deloitte, having trained in London prior to moving to the Middle East in late 2009. Jayne is ACA and CTA qualified.

Jayne is a senior manager for provision of tax compliance and advisory services to a number of multinational clients operating in the Middle East.

Jayne’s primary focus is on leading Deloitte’s emerging markets tax service offerings in the region. In particular, she is currently leading the provision of ongoing corporate income tax, employment tax and social security compliance support to a number of multinational companies operating in Iraq, working closely with locally based personnel to advise on the practical interpretation and application of tax legislation.

Jayne has co-facilitated a number of client training seminars, addressing developments in tax regime and framework across the MENA Region.

Deloitte LLP
UAE
jstokes@deloitte.com
www.deloitte.com

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Vipul R Kothari

Vipul R Kothari

Global Business Services DMCC
Presentation topic:
UAE as offshore & onshore tax efficient jurisdiction.

Vipul R Kothari is the founder of Kothari Auditors & Accountants established in 1992 and also Managing Director of Global Business Services DMCC based in Dubai (UAE). Having graduated in commerce with top accolades from Ahmedabad, India, he also has the distinction of having passed Chartered Accountancy exam from India at an age 21 and later went on to receive gold medals in MBA (Finance) from India. One of the youngest Chartered Accountant to step into practice in UAE at an age of 26 years & setup Kothari Auditors & Accountants in the year 1992 in UAE. Vipul Kothari is an expert on audit, accounting, corporate services & related advisory services. He specializes in guidance & assistance in formation of companies & entities, trusts & foundations in various jurisdictions across the world and is a leading practitioner in the field of offshore entities UAE. He has delivered various lectures on this topic across different jurisdictions. He is associated with various leading corporate entities in UAE and social organisations advising them on best corporate structuring as well as implementation of best practices in accounting / audit matters.

Global Business Services DMCC

UAE

Email: vipul@vipulkothari.com

Tel: +971 4 4471804

www.kothariauditors.com

www.gbsei.com

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Joseph Pookkatt

Joseph Pookkatt

APJ-SLG Law Offices
Presentation topic:
Overseas Investments from India - Emerging Trends.

Joseph Pookkatt is a lawyer and principal advisor of SilverCity Services, an overseas investment advisory practice based in India. Joseph is also a partner of APJ- SLG Law Offices, a New Delhi based general practice law firm. He specializes in corporate and tax law, immigration law, M&As and international investments. Joseph studied at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and at the College of Law, York. He has been awarded several international scholarships and fellowships, including the Chevening Scholarship (UK),1996; European Series Fellowship,1997; Reinhard Mohn Fellowship,2002 and IVLP Fellowship (US Department of State),2005.

Joseph also served as the chief editor of Indlaw.com (presently Westlaw-India) a Thomson Reuters company for over 11 years. He has authored several books including the section on Aviation Law for Halsburys Laws. Having worked in India, Hong Kong, Singapore, United States and London, Joseph has extensive knowledge of the execution of commercial transactions and an in-depth appreciation of international regulatory issues. Joseph is also involved in various international and local community and philanthropic organizations.

APJ-SLG Law Offices
India
joseph@apjslg.com
www.apjslg.com

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Magdy Saad Abo Elkhier

Magdy Saad Abo Elkhier

Rödl Middle East
Presentation topic:
Egypt: New Investment Opportunities.

Senior Manager of Rödl Middle East –External Audit Division

• Has over 15 years of experience as Public Accountant & Consultant, & has been associated with international firms, including Mazars Mostafa Shawki , one of the oldest & reputed auditing & consulting firms in Egypt.

• He has gained greater understanding & awareness of company situations in Egypt, the pressing demands for investment opportunities & facilities made available by the government to prospective investors.

• He has serviced the major banks in Egypt, such as Faisal Islamic Bank, El Barka Bank, Bloom Bank, Housing & Development Bank, Misr Bank and Export Development Bank.

• He has acted as consultant for major industries in different capacities enhancing efficiency & profitability.

• He has performed business valuations; & was involved in mergers & acquisition projects.

Education/Professional Qualifications

• Post Graduate Diploma in Economics
Tanta University, Egypt

• BA in Commerce(Major Accounting)
Ain Shams University, Egypt

• Member, Egyptian Society of Accountants & Auditors

• Member, Egyptian Society of Taxation

Rödl Middle East
Qatar
www.rodlme.com

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Christos Vardikos

Christos Vardikos

VARDIKOS & VARDIKOS
Presentation topic:
Immigration Investment Programs for Greece & the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Christos Vardikos is an Athens based Attorney at Law and the Honorary Consul for the Commonwealth of Dominica in the Hellenic Republic, acting also a Special Advisor / Maritime Affairs to the Honorable Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica Prior appointment to his current position was the Honorary Consul for the Republic of the Marshall Islands in Greece.

He is a Member of the Athens Bar Association (Attorney at Law – Accredited to the Supreme Court) and has published extensively articles on various aspects of Greek Law.

He has presented papers in more than twenty international conferences for topics related of Immigration, Maritime Law and Intellectual Property. He manages the boutique law firm Vardikos & Vardikos with associated offices in Cyprus and Dominica (Authorized Government Agent for the Citizenship by Investment Program). inter alia the law firm specializes in Shipping, Intellectual Property, Immigration Law, Debts Collections and Corporate Services in all major Jurisdictions.

VARDIKOS & VARDIKOS
Greece
www.vardikos.com
www.dominicaconsulategreece.com

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Roustam Vakhitov

Roustam Vakhitov

Presentation topic:
Russia: opportunities for business under sanctions and anti-offshore incentives.

Partner

Roustam Vakhitov is an expert in international taxation.

Before joining International Tax Associates B.V. Rustam worked for consulting companies in Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. He has been addressing international taxation issues since 2002.

Specialization: international taxation, tax structuring and consulting with the use of international tax treaties, supporting transactions with the use of financial instruments, as well as structuring private investments (funds) and supporting international mergers and acquisitions, as well as Islamic finance transactions.

Roustam is the member of the Russian and Ukrainian Branches of International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Roustam speaks Russian, English and Dutch and is an author of numerous publications on international taxation.

International Tax Associates
Tel NL: +31208943767
Tel TK: +905466260070
Tel UA: +380675499787
Tel RU: +79060598008
E-mail: vakhitov@intertaxlaw.nl
www.intertaxlaw.nl
Address: De Klenckestraat 9, 1333SR Almere, the Netherlands

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Chris Odysseos

Chris Odysseos

PwC Cyprus
Presentation topic:
Cyprus Alternative Investment Funds.

Partner

Chris is a partner with PwC’s Global Compliance Services (GCS) practice which specialises in the provision of financial accounting, tax compliance and corporate governance services. He is in-charge of the Funds Industry sector within the firm.

With over 20 years of experience, working with international clients across industry segments, including Financial Services and Investment Fund Management, Consumer and industrial products, pharmaceuticals, Chris’s global experience provides his clients a broad perspective on transformed, efficient process design to manage and control compliance.

A graduate of the University of Melbourne, Chris went on to complete his professional qualifications to become a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Commencing his professional experience with the Big 4 in Melbourne for 10 years, he returned back to Cyprus in 2002 to continue his career with PwC at the Nicosia office, where he became a partner in 2007. In Cyprus, Chris is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and also a Board member of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association.

PwC Cyprus
Cyprus
www.pwc.com.cy

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