CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 13:30-13:40 Welcome words Marius Grajauskas, Managing Partner, Advocate of Law firm Balčiūnas & Grajauskas Genadijus Makuševas, Managing Partner, Auditor of UAB „Grant Thornton Rimess“ Valdas Sutkus, President of Lithuanian Business Confederation 13:40-14:05 Tax planning perspectives in Europe: Myths and Reality Tax planning opportunities using beneficial tax regime of foreign jurisdictions: Cyprus, Malta, the Netherlands and Ireland. Professional’s view.
Stefan Thomsson, Tax Partner of Grant Thornton, Sweden 14:05-14:30
Estonia: Why Estonia is attractive for foreign investors General tax environment, taxation of profits; withholding taxes, tax incentives making Estonia the most attractive country in the Baltics.
Kristjan Jarve, Head of Tax at Grant Thornton Rimess OÜ, Estonia 14:30-14:55 Lithuanian tax environment: current issues of concern and future trends Lithuania among other EU member states, issues that the Lithuanian tax authorities face nowadays, future perspectives
Vilma Vildžiūnaitė, Deputy of Head of State Tax Inspectorate (STI) 14:55-15:05 Questions, time for discussion 15:05-15:35 Coffee break 15:35-16:00 Lithuania in the EU tax context Tax planning possibilities in Lithuania employing corporate and income tax incentives
Arūnas Šidlauskas, Advocate of UAB “Grant Thornton Rimess” 16:00-16:25 Tax litigation on European level Companies defending their rights at Court of Justice of the European Union VAT litigation/other problems Lithuanian tax cases at the Court of Justice Konradas Pabijanskas, Advocate of Law firm Balčiūnas & Grajauskas
16:25-16:50 Switzerland: is it still a dogged guardian for corporate and banking secrecy? Problems for foreigners Bank secrecy Cooperation with EU member state tax authorities Case law analysis Natascia Ferlito, Legal Advisor of Agus Fiduciaire SA, Switzerland 16:50-17:00 Questions, time for discussion 17:00-18:00 Discussion of Conference results with glass of wine