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.

 

Alok Chugh

Alok Chugh is a Chartered Accountant by profession and started his career with Ernst & Young (EY) in India in 1992. He moved to the Middle East in 1993 to join the Tax practice of EY. He is currently a Tax Partner with EY’s Middle East practice and is the Market Segment leader for Tax in Kuwait. Alok is also Middle East and North Africa (MENA) account leader for certain very large US, UK, European, Korean, Japanese and Chinese multinationals operating in the region. Alok is also a Tax Market Segment Leader for MENA region for Government and Public Sector. Alok has extensive experience of advising multinational companies on tax matters involving tax planning, compliance and cross border tax restructuring. He has been involved on several engagements relating to private placement, Mergers and/or Acquisition of companies and tax efficient structuring of the transactions. He has experts knowledge of tax laws in Kuwait, offset regulations, Kuwait Direct Investment law and regularly advises companies on Doing Business in Kuwait. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Business Council in Kuwait and is also an active member of various business forums in Kuwait including British, French, Canadian as well as Kuwait Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Alok is a regular speaker at various seminars and workshops organized by EY, International Fiscal Association, Middle East Chapter and also at various Embassies in Kuwait. He has received a number of awards for contribution to various business communities including recognition by Madison Who’s Who during 2011. Alok is married for 18 years and has a Daughter and a Son both of who were born in Kuwait. Alok’s son studies at a British school in Kuwait & his daughter is now studying at the University of Michigan. He is a keen cricketer, golfer and enjoys listening to Indian music.

 

EY:

EY (formerly Ernst & Young) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, England. EY is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.

The organisation operates as a network of member firms which are separate legal entities in individual countries. It has 231,000 employees in over 700 offices around 150 countries in the world. It provides assurance (including financial audit), tax, consulting and advisory services to companies.

The firm dates back to 1849 with the founding of Harding & Pullein in England. The current firm was formed by a merger of Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co. in 1989. It was known as Ernst & Young until 2013, when it underwent a rebranding to EY. The acronym “EY” was already an informal name for the firm prior to its official adoption.

In 2017, Fortune magazine ranked EY 29th on the 100 Best Companies to Work For list. In 2016, EY was the 11th largest privately owned organization in the United States.