Event Overview


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Our exciting scientific programme will focus on the topic of "fairness" in taxation. In a world increasingly focused on wealth inequality, both nationally and globally, how are tax authorities seeking to ensure that everyone pays their fair share, and how should tax payers make sure that they get a fair deal too.

Through a combination of practical examples and policy knowledge of top professionals, we will explore issues for corporates, individuals and anyone who wishes to understand the future of fairness through taxation.

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Tax Law


11th Annual Tax Seminar: The concept of fairness in national and international taxation


18:30 - 20:30


09:30 - 09:45

Wiebe de Vries, AIJA President, BloomTax B.V, the Netherlands
09:45 - 10:00

Johan Myrén, President of the AIJA Tax Law Commission, Advokatfirman Lindahl, Sweden
10:00 - 11:30

Guest speaker:
Dr Stefano Dorigo, Professor at the University of Florence, Italy
The procedures required to be adopted by tax administrations who challenge tax payers
Adversarial processes
The remedies at the taxpayer's disposal in the case of violation
International trends around advance tax agreements
11:30 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:45

Madeline Gowlett, Travers Smith, UK
Inga Zillmer, Zillmer Steuerrecht, Germany
Clemens Willvonseder, Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte, Austria
Harold Rideau, Rideau Law Firm, US
Francisco Lavandera, Garrigues, Spain
Major government initiatives which are clearly targeted at fairness
Fairness in the policy making process
How stakeholders are represented and included in government policy making processes and what changes can be influenced through stakeholder involvement
12:45 - 13:45

13:45 - 14:45

Francesco Capitta, Macchi Gangemi, Italy
Silvio Cilia, Corrieri Cilia, Malta
Poul Erik Lytken, Accura, Denmark
Tomas Bailey, Matheson, Ireland
Nicolas Duboille, Simmons & Simmons, France
Cross border transactions and the concept of fairness
The impact of fairness on the approach to corporation tax
Practical examples and the influence of BEPs
14:45 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:00

Guadalupe Diaz Sunico, Cuatrecasas, Spain
Johan de Ridder, Kocks Partners, Belgium
Eva Stadler, Wolf Theiss, Austria
Alberto Brazzalotto, Maisto, Italy
Benjamin Lister, Taylor Wessing, UK
Rules aimed at increasing fairness and which impact individuals
Key groups may involve high net worth and internationally mobile individuals
The role of rules regarding non-domiciles
16:45 - 18:45

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally
20:30 - 23:00


Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

09:30 - 10:30

Jose Aguillar Shea, Squire Patton Boggs, Spain
Pietro Mastellone, Cordeiro Guerra, Italy
Catarina Belim, Belim Services, Portugal
Samad Laghmouchi, Laghmouchi Law, the Netherlands
Eric Flueckiger, Vischer, Switzerland
How can and should the rights of the taxpayer be protected?
Can clearances play a role?
What part should limits on powers of enforcement play?
How must certainty and the rule of law be factored in?
10:30 - 10:50

10:50 - 12:00

Jose Aguillar Shea, Squire Patton Boggs, Spain
All attendees will be invited to share their experiences and views on this fascinating topic.
12:00 - 13:00

14:30 - 18:30

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Visit and wine tasting at the Sant'Appiano Winery in Chianti

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

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Practical Information


Please book you accommodation at

Grand Hotel Baglioni

Piazza dell'Unità Italiana, 6

50123 Florence, Italy 

T: +39 055 23580

W: https://www.hotelbaglioni.it/en

Group Code to benefit from preferential rates prior to 1 February 2018:


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and is at the participant’s expense.

Organising Committee

Jessica KEMP Travers Smith LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)
Pietro MASTELLONE Studio Legale Mastellone (ITALY)
Johan MYREN Cedric Law (SWEDEN)
Giacomo PAILLI MPM avvocati (ITALY)

National Representatives

Chiara CALIANDRO De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani (ITALY)


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