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Tax Services Firm of the Year in Malta Grant Thornton Malta

Austin Demajo Partner | Tax Tel: +356 9943 7892 austin.demajo@mt.gt.com

Dr Wayne Pisani Partner | Tax and regulatory Tel: +356 9942 3253 wayne.pisani@mt.gt.com

Founded in 1975, the Malta firm became a Grant Thornton member firm in 1991. We have been building our momentum for over 40 years, garnering hands on experience placed in us by offering a range of services that promise to stand the test of time. As a $4.8bn global organisation of member firms with 42,000 people in over 135 countries and growing, our brand is respected internationally as one of the major global accounting organisations recognised by capital markets, regulators and international standard setting bodies. Privately owned, public listed and government based clients come to us for not only our technical skills and industry capabilities, but also for our different way of working. With this comes a real opportunity to make a difference around the world. We focus on providing a full range of services including assurance, tax, advisory, specialist financial services, corporate, secretarial and administrative services to clients ranging

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from public companies, multi-nationals and government agencies to entrepreneurial businesses across a broad spectrum of industries. We combine award-winning technical knowledge with the intuition, insight and confidence gained from our extensive sector experience and a deep understanding of our clients. We have the scale to meet our clients’ changing needs, alongside the insight and agility that helps them stay one step ahead. We have the autonomy and flexibility to adapt our client service to our local and global clients’ requirements. We work to ensure that our clients get a tailored service and that we truly understand their business as if it were our own. Our tax offering Ambitious organisations need to consider their tax affairs carefully to gain trust and stay ahead of their competitors. Tax is a key part of Grant Thornton’s organisation and its award-winning teams can offer clients a range of solutions,

whatever the size of their business or the challenges they are facing. Using a combination of reason and instinct, Grant Thornton can work with clients to develop a strategy that helps them both understand and manage their tax liability in a transparent and ethical way. Whether the client is a medium-sized dynamic business or a multinational company, Grant Thornton offers one-to-one access to senior tax people across the globe. It listens closely to clients’ needs and responds quickly with insightful solutions. As well as having skills and experience in tax consulting and compliance, Grant Thornton Malta’s team of tax professionals can support clients in the following areas: corporate and business tax; direct and indirect international tax; global mobility services; private client services; tax policy; estate planning, ship and aircraft registrations and transfer pricing.

International Commercial Law Firm of the Year in Poland Gostynski i Wspolnicy sp.k. Szymon Gostynski Managing Partner Tel: +48 12 429 20 25 szymon.gostynski@gostynski.net www.gostynski.net Gostyński and Partners is an independent law firm which provides comprehensive legal services to businesses with activities or interests in Poland. Our international expertise, extensive experience and well recognized reputation allow us to provide legal services of exceptional quality to the most demanding clients. We are committed to providing the highest level of legal services. Our clients can trust that we are dedicated to their cause, our goal is to provide a level of service and expertise that clients need have no concerns over the matters they have entrusted to the firm.

Business Formation – we provide advice on entity formation and selecting the appropriate business structure based on tax considerations and ownership requirements. We counsel and assist clients in the legal aspects of management under Polish law, including meetings of shareholders and management, loans and credit facilities, dividends. We assist in carrying out all necessary operations involving share capital, such as increase or decrease of share capital, amortization of shares, debt conversion in exchange for shares, additional payments to the company and other ways to restructure company debt.

Our practice focuses on complex commercial business transactions and litigation. We provide both legal counseling, including legal opinions, drafting contracts, pre litigation planning, risk management, and litigation services, representing our clients in court and administrative proceedings.

Tax and Accounting – we advise on tax ramifications of engaging in business. We also offer complex bookkeeping and financial services which include filings to the tax office, social security institution (ZUS), preparation of financial statements and payroll management.

In addition, we provide an array of services tailored to foreign businesses who are operating in or have interests in Poland, including the following:

Bankruptcy & Reorganization – we help to carry out all necessary actions for reorganization or restructuring of companies. We also provide legal assistance in all legal issues and stages of bankruptcy proceedings.

Public Procurement Law – we advise on the most effective strategies for participating in public procurement proceedings and bidding. We help to prepare applications for participation in public procurement proceedings and tenders. We represent clients at arbitration hearings and before the Polish Public Procurement Office. Our clients include both SMEs as well as multinational corporations. We also advise diplomatic missions of foreign states in Poland. We have served as attorneys of trust (Vertrauensanwalt) for the Consulate General of the Republic of Austria in Krakow, the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and as an attorney for the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in Krakow. We are members of various international organizations such as the New York State Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Association for Justice; Global Justice Network; PEOPIL and the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce.

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