Event Overview


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The AIJA Tax Law Commission is excited to announce that Malta has been chosen as the destination for the 2020 AIJA annual tax conference entitled “Keeping up with the tech in taxation – Is technology a friend or foe for taxpayers and tax practitioners?” taking place from 5th to 7th March.

Positioned in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has historically been of strategic importance to various kingdoms and empires, and has for centuries been culturally diverse. After its independence from Britain in 1964, the island sought to reinvent itself as a commercial and financial services hub. More recently the island became a pioneer jurisdiction in the AI, Blockchain and Fintech space, enacting ground-breaking regulatory regimes and fiscal incentives designed to incentivise such industries as well as incorporating such technologies in its national development strategy.

Technological developments will be the common theme of seminar sessions covering different topics such as the use of Big Data and AI in tax practice and tax administration, the impact of technology on taxpayer privacy and the role of tax practitioners. As well as the taxation of cryptocurrencies and blockchain in addition to the latest developments in the taxation of the digital economy.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from tax authorities as well as experienced tax and legal professionals in the various panels and round-tables whereas technology experts will help us demystify some of the unfamiliar technical concepts.

The conference will be held at the Malta Hilton situated in the mundane area of St. Julian’s, just 15 minutes away from the UNESCO world heritage capital city, Valletta. Besides enjoying the exceptional conference venue, participants will also have the chance to discover Maltese cuisine and culture in the historic centres of Valletta and Mdina.

We look forward to welcoming you in Malta!

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Tax Law


Annual tax conference

18:00 - 19:30

Address: Portomaso, St. Julians, Malta
19:30 - 20:30


Address: Portomaso Marina, STJ4011 St Julians
Not included in the registration fee, payable upon registration

08:00 - 09:00

Address: Portomaso, St. Julians, Malta
09:00 - 09:15

09:15 - 10:30

Gege GATT, CEO EBO, technology entrepreneur and lawyer, Malta

Malta: a technology hub (35 min)
Ian GAUCI, Partner, GTG Advocates, Malta
10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:00

Barry Mcgettrick, Matheson, Ireland
Tomasz Rysiak, Magnusson, Poland
Rachel Dress, Racine, France
Michelle Wiesner-Lameth, Rosinus Partner, Germany

12:00 - 13:00

Gertjan Verachtert, Sansen International, Belgium
Marco Masi, Facchini Rossi Michelutti, Italy
Eva Stadler, Wolf Theiss, Austria
Catarina Belim, Belim Services, Portugal
Michael Gauci, Corrieri Cilia, Malta

13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00

David Areias, Areias Advogados, Portugal
Clemens Willvonseder, Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte, Austria
Jose Rubens Scharlack, Scharlack Advogados, Brazil
Kirsten Debono Huskinson, Camilleri Preziosi, Malta

15:00 - 16:00

James Bromley, Farrer & Co, United Kingdom
Marc Buchmann, Fischer Ramp, Switzerland
Manuela Martin Monzon, Cuatrecasas, Spain
Alexandra Ologu, Monolit Legal & Tax, Romania


Address: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Triq l-Isptar, VLT 1645, Valletta

09:00 - 10:30

Alessandro Foti, De Berti Jacchia, Italy
Anna Sidorova, Bonnard Lawson,Switzerland
Inga Zillmer, Zillmer Steuerrecht, Germany
Esteban Aguirre Saravia, Aguirre Saravia & Gebhardt, Argentina
Nicolas Duboille, Sumerson, France

10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:30

1)      Social Media
Madeline Gowlett, Travers Smith, United Kingdom
Fabienne Limacher, Walder Wyss, Switzerland
Alberto Brazzalotto, Maisto, Italy
Rui Cabrita, Solegal, France
2)      Sharing economy
Jose Eduardo Aguilar Shea, Squire Patton Boggs, Spain
Coralie Dedieu, Algance, France 
Peter van Velthoven, Van Doorne, Netherlands 
Arne Riis, BDO Statsautoriseret revisionsaktieselskab, Denmark

12:30 - 14:00

14:30 - 17:30

Not included in the registration fee, payable upon registration
Departure by bus from the hotel at 14:30 and return after dinner

Address: Misraħ il-Kunsill, Mdina, Malta
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

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Practical Information


Seminar Venue: Hilton Malta

Address: Portomaso, St. Julians, Malta

AIJA rate is not available anymore, please contact the hotel directly to check for potential availability.


AIJA Registration Cancellation Policy

Up to 6 weeks before the event: Refund of 100% of the registration fees paid
deducted by an administrative fee of 50 EUR

Up to 2 weeks before the event: Refund of 50% of the registration fee paid
deducted by an administrative fee of 50 EUR 

Less than 2 week before the event: No refund

Organising Committee

Silvio CILIA Corrieri Cilia Legal (MALTA)
Alessandro FOTI De Berti Jacchia (ITALY)
Marco MASI Foglia & Partners (ITALY)


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