SMP Conference – Dubai – 9th March 2023

On 31 January 2022, the UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) announced the introduction of a federal corporate tax (CT) in the UAE that will be effective for financial years starting on or after 1 June 2023. A smooth and comprehensive implementation of the new legislation requires SMP owners to understand the new regulations and their application. This event is an opportunity to listen to industry experts on what is around the corner and how you can support your clients with CT implementation.

Event details 

Date: Thursday 9th March 2023
Time: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: The Address Dubai Mall 
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  • 8:45 AM: Arrival and networking
  • 9:15 AM: Welcome address by Fazeela Gopalani – Head of ACCA Middle East
  • 9.30 AM: Corporate Tax Update led by Dr Peter Wilson
  • 10:45 AM: Panel discussion with Industry experts 
  • 11:30 AM: Close and networking 

Spaces at this event are limited, and registration is mandatory. This event is free to attend. However, we will be operating on a first-come-first-serve basis, and unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate anyone not registered before the event. We will confirm your registration as soon as you complete the form for yourself and your guests; we will close the form once spaces are filled. 

I look forward to welcoming you to this very special event. 

Kind regards, 
Fazeela Gopalani 
Head of ACCA Middle East   

Meet Dr Peter Wilson

Dr Peter Wilson is an international taxation adviser with more than 40 years’ experience. Peter has advised companies, individuals, partnerships, trusts, foundations, pension funds and governments on taxation, international tax law and associated planning and compliance, firstly from a base in Sydney, Australia, then London, New York and now in Dubai. He also advises corporate service providers, financial institutions, investment managers and administrators on their client taxation matters together with FATCA, CRS and ESR reporting obligations. Dr Wilson also advises on obligations and controls to be implemented for tax risk mitigation. He also assists clients in defending domestic and cross border disputes with taxation authorities and in subsequent taxation litigation before Tribunals and Courts together with advising family lawyers on the taxation consequences of disputed family investment entities in contested divorces. He advises clients on regulatory matters and entity ( companies, partnerships, trusts, foundations, stock option schemes) formation including countries or territories in which the entities may be formed.

Dr Wilson’s practice includes the taxation considerations ( including indirect and miscellaneous taxes) relevant to mergers and acquisitions, including demergers, splits and divisions; cross border financial transactions, both third party and intra group; post acquisition subsidiary and asset restructure; acquisition due diligence; individual and corporate redomiciliation; cross border services, intellectual property and profits; transfer pricing and international taxation conventions both bilateral and multilateral. Over the years he has advised clients on the cross-border taxation laws of more than 75 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Caribbean, North and South America and Asia including Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Wilson has a PhD in Commercial Law, written at Queen Mary, University of London on ‘BRICS and International Tax Law’, (graduating June 2017). The Thesis, which was published by Wolters Kluwer as No 61 of the Series on International Taxation, January 2018, considers tax policy, avoidance and evasion, SAARS, automatic and on request exchange of information including financial account information, Double Taxation Convention benefits, BEPS Final Action Reports, dispute resolution and anticipates the effects on the level of FDI into Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, were those countries to further align their global tax policy and law with that of the developed world. The Thesis drew specific conclusions on the BRICS but did so by comparing those policy and practice features and concepts with those prevailing in the developed world. He is the UAE subject matter expert for the ACCA in creating its Tax Certificate for the UAE Ministry of Economy covering including entity formation, consumer protection, UBO and public registers, company and international taxation.

He also holds Master of Taxation, Master of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of NSW, Sydney Australia, and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Westminster, London. Dr Wilson is also Fellow of the English Institute of Chartered Accountants, an Associate of the Australia and NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Chartered Tax Adviser, a Member of the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers and a Freeman of the City of London. Dr Wilson is also an advisory board member of the Association of Governance Risk and Compliance.

Dr Wilson was an EY senior international tax partner based in Sydney, London and New York and following on from that a PwC senior international tax partner based in London. He has worked for boutique professional services firms, a global energy company and a global investment bank.