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What can you expect from a Lloyd's Maritime Academy seminar?
Expert Speakers Included:
Holger Schildt Tax Director Hapag-Lloyd AG
David Evans Executive Director Ernst & Young
Harrie van Duin Tax Partner KPMG Meijburg
Stephen Flott Attorney Flott & Co.
International Regimes
Examine Tonnage Tax
Financial Structures
2013 participants learnt about different global tax regimes

Flagging requirements, entry conditions and tonnage tax systems were explored

2013 participants discovered how double taxation treaties impact structuring

Holger Schildt, Tax Director from Hapag-Lloyd presented the shipowners' perspective

2013 participants examined how to minimise the risk of PE

Participants learned how to define permanent establishment and implement risk-free structures

2013 participants analysed the latest developments in the tax avoidance debate

Participants discussed whether shipping companies should be exempt

Global Tax for Shipping Seminar: Practical guidance and strategies for implementing tax-efficient global structuring

The 2013 programme featured new topics including:

  • International Forum, featuring speakers representing global jurisdictions including UK, EU, Cyprus, India, Singapore, Brazil, Australia, US
  • Examining the expected changes for the pending EU tonnage tax review
  • Minimising the risk of permanent establishment
  • Exploring how double taxation treaties impact structure from the shipowner’s perspective
  • Alternative vessel financing options and tax structuring for cross-border leases

2013 speaker panel included:

  • Holger Schildt, Tax Director, Hapag-Lloyd AG
  • Karl Berlin, Director, Head of Tax, Maersk Drilling, Maersk Supply Service and Maersk FPSOs
  • Mats Carlsson, Head of Tax, Stena AB
  • Harrie van Duin, Tax Partner, KPMG Meijburg & Co 
  • Sue Bill, Partner, Moore Stephens LLP
  • Ernst-Jan Bioch, Consultant, KPMG Meijburg & Co
  • Espen Ommedal, Tax Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Cleo Papadopoulou, Senior Partner, Direct Tax Services, PwC.
  • David Evans, Executive Director, Ernst & Young
  • Espen Ommedal, Tax Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Samir Kanabar, Partner, Tax and Regulatory Services, Ernst & Young
  • Stephen Flott, Attorney, Flott & Co.
  • André de Souza Carvalho, Tax Partner, Veirano Advogados
  • Iain Spittal, Partner, Lawler Partners Tax
  • James Taylor, Partner - International Tax Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Who should attend the 2014 seminar?

Shipowners, Operators and Charterers:

  • Finance Directors
  • Tax Managers
  • CFOs
  • VP Tax
  • Tax Manager
  • Policy Advisors

Accounting Firms:

  • Tax Advisors

Maritime/ Shipping Law Firms:

  • Tax and Legal Partners/ Associates



Attendees of the 2013 Global Tax for Shipping seminar included:

  • Senior International Tax Manager, Maersk
  • Head of Tax Operations, Maersk
  • Finance Manager, Reederei NORD Klaus E Oldendorff Ltd
  • Senior International Tax Manager, A P Moeller-Maersk AS
  • Head of Business Support & Asset Management, Thorco Shipping AS
  • Director of Taxation, The Canada Steamship Lines Group Inc.
  • Chief Financial Officer, Transpetrol Suisse SA
  • Tax Law Rewrite, HM Revenue & Customs
  • Tonnage Tax Technical Adviser, HM Revenue & Customs
  • Chairman, Navision Group
  • Director Tax, Projects and Legal Counsel, Teekay Shipping Canada Ltd.
  • Managing Director, Teekay Shipping Canada Ltd.
  • Tax Counsel, Vroon B V
  • Board Member, KPMG
  • Principal, KPMG
  • Director, KPMG
  • Tax Stephens, Moore Stephens
  • Head of Tax, Baker & McKenzie
  • Tax Senior, Baker & McKenzie
  • Financial Controller, Spliethoffs Bevrachtingskantoor BV
  • Associate Counsel/ Assistant Chief Registration, Liberian International
  • Managing Director, Liberian International
  • Solicitors, Mackinnons
  • Deputy Director Administration, Spliethoffs Bevrachtingskantoor BV
  • Senior Manager, KPMG AG WPG
  • Vice President, BNP Paribas
  • Global Head, Optimization and Structuring, BNP Paribas
  • UK Head of Tax, Maersk
  • Tax Department, Maersk
  • Senior Director, Carnival plc
  • Director, Cobelfret NV
  • Financial Controller, Nepa Shipping BV
  • Legal Tax Manager, Viking Supply Ships
  • Tax Adviser, Otterspeer Haasnoot BV
  • Director, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
  • Tax Officer, Danish Tax Authorities
  • Chief Consultant, Danish Tax Authorities
  • Partner and Head of International Tax Services, PwC Denmark
  • Director and Head of Shipping at Corporate Tax Department, PwC Denmark
  • Special Adviser, Danish Tax Authorities
  • Tax Director, PWC


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(updated 13 April 2014)


"The programme is highly recommended for all stakeholders in the shipping industry"
K. Nwadike
Fidelity Bank

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