Dr. Bettina Bokeloh

Bettina Bokeloh is a national partner in the Tax Department, focusing on advising private equity firms and strategic investors on national and international M&A transactions. She also has significant experience in advising multinational corporations on corporate tax matters, including cross-border tax planning and reorganizations, and regularly advises on capital markets transactions.

Bettina is fluent in German (native) and English.

Firm Overview:

Willkie is an elite international law firm of approximately 700 lawyers located in nine offices in six countries. For more than 125 years, we have represented companies across a wide spectrum of businesses and industries, most notably financial services. The firm is comprised of attorneys who are recognized as some of the world’s foremost practitioners in their respective areas.

Client Service

Willkie’s collaborative approach is entrepreneurially inspired and client focused. Clients grow with us over time. They hire us because of our reputation and our experience, and then build longstanding allegiances based on results and the collegial process by which they are achieved. Our focus on client service includes:

  • A pragmatic approach to the practice of law that puts the client first and forms the basis for longstanding relationships
  • Best-in-class practices that are frequently recognized by peers, clients and independent review publications
  • An attention to successful collaboration that encourages our bright and energetic lawyers to serve clients’ needs while maintaining high ethical standards and treating others with respect
  • Lawyers who possess the legal knowledge and experience to handle any transaction and the ability to communicate effectively with clients

Our International Reach

Willkie’s international experience—including the representation of U.S. and international corporations throughout all regions of the world—is both deep and broad. Located in key business centers throughout the world, Willkie is comprised of the best local market talent in shared strategic areas of practice. Each of our European offices is ranked and recognized within its country as a top local firm. This is an extraordinary distinction and speaks to our specific focus on having the best local talent in each office. Our ability to provide sound judgment and sophisticated legal advice, coupled with significant knowledge of a region’s particular rules and regulations, financial and political regimes, and customs and culture, ensures that clients seeking to conduct cross-border business get the maximum benefit from our vast experience.

Strategically Focused Areas of Practice

Our firm’s shared areas of concentration and services are aligned to ensure high quality and consistently responsive counsel across our international network of offices. Our continuous focus on the synergies within our firm is supported by a firm culture that values collaboration and cooperation.

Stefanus Kurniadi

Stefanus has over 16 years experience in tax, specializing in tax compliances, tax diagnostic review, tax dispute resolution, transfer pricing and international tax. Previously he joined several tax consulting firms with Big Four environment.

Professional Licenses

Stefanus is a registered Tax Consultant in Indonesia. Stefanus holds Tax Consultant License C from the Indonesian Tax Consultant Association (IKPI), and it is enable him to assist and represent the multinational and domestic taxpayers during the tax audit, tax objection and various discussion with the Tax Office.

Stefanus also holds Tax Attorney License (“Kuasa Hukum”) to assist the taxpayer during the tax appeal process in the Tax Court.

Education Background

Stefanus holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Gadjah Mada University. Previously he graduated from University of Parahyangan with the major of Accounting (Bachelor Degree).

International Tax Courses

During his career, Stefanus has followed numerous international tax courses conducted by IBFD and Loyens & Loeff, e.g. international taxation, and transfer pricing.

Firm Description

SSJK Consulting, which is based in Jakarta, is a tax consultancy firm that provides professional assistance and services to foreign investors and multinational companies to help them identify the Indonesian taxation issues affecting their business and transactions. Our services cover Tax Consulting, Tax Dispute Resolution, Tax Compliance, Tax Diagnostic Review, and Transfer Pricing Documentation.

SSJK Consulting employs professional consultants who are graduates in tax and accounting from well-known universities. Our professionals are also registered in Indonesia as Certified Tax Consultants and Certified Accountants. We continually refine our taxation skills through regular overseas training courses and in-house development to respond on behalf of our clients to economic and regulatory changes as they occur.

Our talented, professional collaborative team offers a formidable mix of knowledge and experience; this is rooted in a long history of advising on some of the most significant and complex taxation issues regarding corporate and commercial transactions across a broad range of industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Trading
  • Retail and consumer products
  • Logistic and warehousing management
  • Consultancy services
  • Construction
  • Plantations

Filipa Arrobas da Silva

Filipa Arrobas da Silva has developed her work in the area of Real Estate law, with experience in national and international transactions in this area with a corporate and tax component.

Filipa provides legal support in transactions and operations at national and international level of purchase and sale of properties, leasing, management and operation of condominiums, works contracts and acquisitions of shares in commercial companies.

Firm Overview:

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.

Jūlija Kozlova

She has received Master’s degree in University of Latvia, in Faculty of Finance and Trade. For raising qualification Jūlija has attended several professional training programmes in financial accounting, bank accounting, financial management, field of business law and tax legislation, as well as she has received diploma of UK Institute of Financial Analysts in international accounting standards and diploma of internal auditor issued by UK Institute of Certified Financial Managers.

In 2006 she graduated Master studies in the Baltic International Academy in programme “Business management and administration”. Jūlija has substantial experience obtained through a work for a long time in accounting, financial and economic sectors.

Along with changes in times, legislation and requirements of state institutions Jūlija always improves the range of her knowledge.

JK Consulting Group:

Founded in 2013, JK Consulting Group has already proved itself to be a trustworthy partner in the area of outsourcing services. Our aim is to find one-step, fast and precise solution for a customer to address wide range of their requirements, be it accounting, legal or tax advisory services, company management or budget preparation.

The key to our company’s success is our employees. Our team of wide spectrum specialists have been working together since 2002 which lead to a foundation of JK Consulting Group in 2013. All our employees have extensive experience, high qualifications and successes in their professional fields. Our team of ACCA qualified accountants are able to understand the needs of our customers, help them increase efficiency of their work and decrease risks. We treat our customers as business partners and work together with them to ensure their growth.

We want our customers find us and stay with us; therefore we are always open to a dialogue and are proud of our team’s professionalism, their personal, friendly and collaborative approach to business

We do not give promises that we are unable to fulfill – and we keep our promises.

Paolo Tognolo

Senior Partner at Studio Tributario Tognolo (estabilished by him in November, 2002), Paolo received his Economic’s degree as a Tax Consultant at the Bocconi University of Milan.

He is a member of the State tax consultants association from 1992 (Dottori Commercialisti) and a member of the State Chartered Accountant association (authorising to perform the activity of Statutory Auditor of Italian legal entities).

He is also included in the Register of technical consultants of the Milan tax Courts as expert of international tax matters.

He regularly provides tax advice to several Italian multinational groups and helps a trustful support to foreign multinational groups on Italian and international tax matters. He also performs the statutory auditor’ legal control activities for many relevant Italian legal entities. He is widely experienced in:

  • M&A (structuring and tax due diligence) and IPO (tax side).
  • Streamlining projects and reorganization of European groups;
  • International tax treaties and double taxation aspects;
  • Permanent Establishment;
  • Transfer Pricing (group planning, defence, documentation, benchmarking analysis, unilateral APA, bilateral APA, Patent box regimes);
  • Back-office assistance to companies during the assessment performed by tax authorities and following steps at domestic as well international implications (i.e. EU arbitration convention procedures and Mutual Agreement Procedures);
  • Standard Ruling and Ruling for New Investments;
  • Group business reorganisations (economic analysis, transfer pricing aspects, direct and indirect tax consequences);

Paolo Tognolo is member of International Tax Commission of the Milan’s Tax Consultant associations and he regularly partecipates as relator to Conferences and Matsters organized by the tax law school of the Tax Consultant’s foundation of Milan. He’s also a member of the Company law Board of Assolombarda, of B.I.A.C. (the Business and Industry Advisory Commitee to the OECD) and partner of I.F.A. (International Fiscal Association).

He regularly lectures at external courses, seminars and workshops for several domestic and international organisations on domestic and international tax matters (such as Business International, Sole 24 Ore, International Institute of Research, Learning Resources Associate and Cegos) and at masters in international taxation (CERTI-Bocconi University, Centro Studi Ragionieri and CEGOS).

Studio Tributario Tognolo:

The tax firm Studio Tributario Tognolo was created in 2002 as initiative of its only founder: Paolo Tognolo. It’s an Italian firm of Tax Consultants, Chartered Accountants and Tax Lawyers located in Milan (Italy) dealing with tax, account and company law advice for medium and large Italian legal entities and for Italian and foreign multinational groups.

The firm is not linked to any auditing company, or tax and legal international network. As a consequence it does not incur in any of the limitations or restrictions at present fixed by CONSOB (Italian regulatory Body), Sarbarnes-Oxley American Law, or by any other foreign regulatory Bodies.

In this environment, the firm represents both the interests of Italian investor’s abroad and foreign investors in Italy through the involvement of a selected group of skilled professional around the globe.

Studio Tributario Tognolo has the unique ability to anticipate the potential vulnerabilities of companies’ processes, planning an efficient management in an internationally dynamic context, building based on trustworthiness and partnership lasting in some cases over 15 years.

 

Mahamady Zango

CAAFER International, a joint-stock company with legal and tax expertise, is a pan-African consortium with a global mandate , specializing in internal taxation and portfolios (tax and customs), business law and management matters.

Its clients are national and multinational companies, governments of several states, national and foreign public institutions, international organizations, large associations and national and international businessmen.

CAAFER International ‘s mission is to provide innovative solutions and high-quality services to African investors and those of the rest of the world for the low-cost realization of their investment projects in Africa and State governments concerned about the significant improvement in the level of recovery of their own resources.

Francis Hoogewerf

President at Hoogewerf & Cie; General Director, OCRA Luxembourg.

Areas of expertise:

Tax consulting (financial structures), offshore companies.

Fluent in English, French, Spanish.

FIRM DESCRIPTION:

Hoogewerf & Co was set up by Francis Hoogewerf, a UK chartered accountant, in 1970. Hoogewerf & Co practices as a “Réviseur d’Entreprises”, “Expert comptable”, domiciliation agent, international tax advisor and projects.

Hoogewerf & Co have always been cross border tax specialists, working with colleagues, tax lawyers and accountants all around the world.

Not only do Hoogewerf & Co advise on tax structures they will also coordinate the constitution and administration of appropriate tax advantageous entities and companies, virtually anywhere in the world.

Holding Companies

Hoogewerf & Co form, administer and domicile holding companies.

Tax Consultancy

Hoogewerf & Co’s specialty is to advise on tax treaty networks for dividends, interest, royalties and capital gains, especially in relation to holding companies.

Other Services:

  • Company structures worldwide (mainly holding companies).
  • Stock exchange listings
  • Shipping register
  • Aircraft register
  • Semi regulated Funds such as SICAR, SIFS, SPV
  • Offshore companies
  • Accounting
  • Audit
  • Tax Information
  • Special Projects

Representatives Abroad:

  • Switzerland – Geneva
  • China – Shanghai
  • Monaco – Monte Carlo
  • Iceland – Reykjavik
  • Malta – Valletta

Shanghai – China:

Hoogewerf & Co are represented in Shanghai by Rupert Hoogewerf, a UK qualified Chartered Accountant.

Rupert Hoogewerf speaks Mandarin, Japanese, English, German, French and Luxembourgish. Rupert Hoogewerf is well known in China for having initiated and published the China Rich List for the Hurun Report.

Sissi Zhao, a Chinese lawyer, can help clients wishing to break into the Chinese market by:

1) Representing the client in China,
2) Organizing market research, legal services, accounting etc,
3) Business intelligence, such as high level potential joint venture partners and research into market access through private entrepreneurs known to Rupert Hoogewerf,
4) Introductions to the media world Rupert Hoogewerf feels he can be of particular assistance to clients from Germany, France, Luxembourg, England and Japan.

 

Ersin Nazali

Ersin Nazalı, who has worked as tax inspector for nine years under Revenue Administration, is expert and has a considerable knowledge in several tax areas especially tax inspections, tax litigation, transfer pricing and tax free re-structuring of companies.

He was born in Denizli in 1979. He has graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences and also Dicle University, Faculty of Law. He has master degree from Istanbul University in Fiscal Law (MSc) and also from King’s College London, School of Law in International Tax Law (L.L.M.). He is currently working on his PhD Thesis named, “Transfer Pricing from Tax Perspective” in İstanbul University, Fiscal Law Department.

After his graduation from university in 2001, he worked as tax assistant in Arthur Anderson and then as deputy inspector in Prime Ministry Board of Inspection. In 2004 he has been assigned as Deputy Tax Inspector upon his success in the entrance exam, in 2007 he has been assigned as Tax Inspector.

In academic year 2008-2009, he served as part time lecturer in Aydın University and he attended as both debater and instructor in several conferences and seminars organized by various institutes and organizations.

He has played role in legislation of tax laws as of March 2009 after having been assigned in Tax Council. He also played role in Consultancy Commission which is an organ of Tax Inspectors Board as member and reporter. He is one of the founders of “Tracking of Tax Disputes” Department within Tax Inspectors’ Board.

There are more than eighty articles published in several tax journals.

Ersin Nazalı who is married and father of one child, has a very good command of English.

Publications

  1. Liquidation, Merger, Acquisition, Spin-off and Conversion of Joint Stock and Limited Liable Companies in respect of Tax and New Turkish Commercial Code (3rd Eddition, 2013)
  2. Work Place/Permanent Establishment in respect of Tax Treaties and Turkish Tax Law
    (About to be published)
  3. Tax of Law (Selected Articles)
    (About to be published)
  4. Taxation of Securities within the Scope of European Union Harmonization
    (Unpublished, Proficiency Study-Tax Inspectors’ Board, Istanbul, 2007)
  5. Criminal and Tax Liability of Company Directors
    (Unpublished, Proficiency Study-Prime Ministry Inspectors Board, Ankara, 2003)

 

Miguel Valera Montero

Professional Practice:

De Camps, Vásquez & Valera (2007 – Present), Founding Partner

PUNTACANA Resort & Club (2004 – 2007), General Counsel

Headrick Rizik Álvarez & Fernández (2002 – 2004), Senior Associate

Pellerano & Herrera (1999 – 2002), Associate

Education and Honors:

University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas (2004) LL.M J. William Fulbright Scholarship recipient (2003)

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre & Maestra (1999), LLB Summa Cum Laude

Publications (books):

The Concentrated Judicial Review in the Dominican Republic (1999) (Author)

Constitutional Decisions of the Judicial Branch: Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court of Justice decisions on Constitutional Issues (1910-2012) (Librería Jurídica Internacional, 2013) (Author)

Comments to Articles 233 to 244 of the Dominican Constitution, in “The Annotated Dominican Constitution” (Finjus, 2011) (Co-Autor/Collaborator)

Considerations on the abstract judicial review in the Dominican Republic, in “Memories of the VII Ibero-American Forum on Procedural Constitutional Law” (CARMJ, 2011) (Co-Author/Collaborator)

Constitutional Justice in Presidentialist Democracies, in “Presidentialism and Democratization in the Dominican Republic (1994-2010)” (PUCMM-CUEPS, 2012) “” (Co-Author/Collaborator)

Tax Law:

Appropriate counseling regarding the tax impact that could be generated by private or business decisions at local or foreign level is indispensable. De Camps, Vásquez & Valera has the experience to advice its clients in tax law matters in order to mitigate their legal exposure by allowing them to take informed decisions regarding their most cost and risk effective alternative under Dominican legislation and, if necessary, to assume our clients defense before the Administrative or Judicial authorities.

 

Horacio Rotella

Expertise / Practice Areas

Tax Partner (2010 – present)

Finance and Tax Law, Corporate Tax Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions. Corporate Restructurings.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Qualification / Previous Professional Experience

Public Accountant / Tax Law specialist, Belgrano University (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 1993; Post-graduate degree in Finance and Tax Law, Belgrano University (Buenos Aires), 1999.

PWC:  senior staff (1993-1999); KPMG senior manager (2000-2005); Goldemberg Eguia & Asociados: Senior Manager (2005-2010).

NAVARRO CASTEX:

Navarro Castex is an Argentine corporate law firm that provides, through a team of experienced professionals, full legal services to local and international clients in a wide range of industries.

The legal and business background of our lawyers allows us to provide a professional service which always aims at combining creativity and customized attention in an environment of growing competitiveness and complexity. We also stand out for counting with a team of bilingual lawyers, accountants and experts in finance.

Our Firm works with prestigious Of Counsel advisors in the resolution of cases requiring high specialization. We also work with a network of correspondent lawyers in the main cities alongside the country.

Internationally, in the last thirty years we have developed professional relations with law firms of the five continents. Our Firm has correspondent lawyers in the main Latin-American cities, and associated offices along Mercosur.

Our active and renowned international presence, has allowed to accompany our clients beyond Argentina, assisting them in jurisdictions where they find themselves unexperienced or still haven´t found suitable support.