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Economic Substance Regulations

About the event

Does your business need guidance on the Economic Substance Regulations (ESR) in the UAE? Our webinar with PwC experts discussed and clarified the requirements and reporting obligations all onshore and free zone companies need to fulfil.

Key topics:

  • Overview on the purpose of the Economic Substance Regulations and reasons for introducing the Regulations in the UAE
  • Summary of the Regulations timeline 
  • Key recent updates that may potentially impact on a Licensee's compliance obligations under the Regulations 
  • Administration and filing requirements
  • Key next steps before the financial year-end

 

Event details

Where

Online. Upon registration, you will receive details on how to join the webinar.

When

11:00AM - 12:00PM, 10 Nov 2020

Webinar Facilitator

SAMER MERHI
SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER - EVENTS

DMCC

SAMER MERHI

Samer Merhi is the Senior Marketing Manager of Events at DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise.

Joining DMCC in 2012, Samer is responsible for delivering the organisation’s event programme in line with corporate marketing strategy and business objectives.

Technically knowledgeable and professionally qualified, Samer forges strategic relationships with partners around the world to deliver an ever-growing DMCC calendar of events both physical and virtual.

In a career spanning 15 years, Samer has managed some of the region’s largest and high-profile live events and conferences, as well as diplomatic meetings and industry gatherings.


Speakers

PETER MAYBREY

PARTNER

PwC MIDDLE EAST FINANCIAL SERVICES TAX LEADER

PETER MAYBREY

 

As a financial services specialist with more than 25 years of experience, Peter has provided tax advice to clients taking into account industry issues, particularly from a risk and regulation perspective. His expertise also includes international tax and structuring advice for banks, intermediaries, asset and wealth managers and insurance companies, particularly on double tax treaties and implications of the OECD BEPS/EU anti avoidance process, tax governance and compliance outsourcing and managed services.

 


MAGGIE CHANG

DIRECTOR

PwC MIDDLE EAST INTERNATIONAL TAX & FISCAL POLICY

MAGGIE CHANG

 

Maggie has over 15 years of international tax experience, and has focused on advising governments and authorities since 2018. Her previous experience on providing international tax advice to large multinationals, sovereign wealth funds and private equity houses has allowed her to combine her commercial insights to support her clients, including developing policy directions on economic substance regulations and implications of other international tax reforms driven by the EU/OECD BEPS agenda.

 


JAMES POLLARD

PARTNER

PwC MIDDLE EAST M&A AND INTERNATIONAL TAX

JAMES POLLARD

 

James is a partner at PwC UAE and is currently leading the economic substance regulations team that supports the private sector at PwC. He has over 20 years of international tax and M&A experience both within PwC in London, New York and the Middle East, as well as in-house as a senior level Tax Director at two leading Middle East government related investment entities (Abu Dhabi and Dubai). His clients invest in and operate across the aviation, financial services, oil & gas and e-commerce sectors, where he primarily assists with tax structuring and transaction due diligence.

 


TATYANA RAHMONOVA

SENIOR MANAGER

PwC MIDDLE EAST M&A AND INTERNATIONAL TAX

TATYANA RAHMONOVA

 

Tatyana is a senior manager in the PwC UAE M&A and International Tax practice. She is currently running the economic substance regulations team that supports the private sector at PwC together with James Pollard. She has 12 years of tax experience working with PwC, with the last 7 years focusing on international tax structuring and M&A across a range of industries and countries in the Middle East and internationally.

 

 


DIMAH AL MNASEER

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

PwC MIDDLE EAST M&A AND INTERNATIONAL TAX

DIMAH AL MNASEER

 

Dimah is a senior associate in the M&A and international tax practice in the UAE. She is part of the economic substance regulations team that supports the private sector at PwC and has assisted multiple clients with their ESR work. She has over 4 years of international tax experience, and has been involved in a wide range of global, domestic and cross-border transactions including acquisitions, reorganisations and restructuring across several industries.

 


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