Thomson Reuters MENA: Hot Seat Series

An exclusive video series for business and finance professionals in the MENA region.

In each episode, we interview a global specialist—and get their insights and advice on topical issues that are shaping the corporate and financial landscape.

You can catch all episodes for this series below.

Episode 1 – Trade Flows: Growth, Trade Wars & The Need for Efficiency | In the first episode of our video series, David Fox, Managing Director for the Corporate segment, Asia & Emerging Markets at Thomson Reuters, shares his insights on the current state of the global trading environment.

Episode 2 – International Tax and Trade: 2020 and beyond | In Episode 2 of our video series, we discuss global tax and trade trends with Thomas Vanhee, Partner at Aurifer Middle East Tax Consultancy, and get his view on the challenges and opportunities that will shape business going forward.

Episode 3 – Global Trade: Market Trends and Role of Technology | For the third episode of our MENA Hot Seat video series, we invited Murat Palaoğlu, Head of Tax & Customs at KPMG Türkiye, to share his expert insights on the world trade landscape. In this interview, we explore the issues that are keeping global trade and supply chain managers up at night; and discuss innovative solutions.
Episode 5 – Economic Substance Regulation and Country-by-Country Reporting in the GCC | In episode 5, we speak to Brian Conn, Partner, Tax Advisory Services at BDO Chartered Accountants & Advisors about key developments such as Economic Substance Regulations and ask for his outlook on the GCC’s fast-evolving tax regime.
Episode 4 – Tax Disputes and Audits: A legal point of view | In this episode, we have invited Mahmoud Abuwasel, Managing Partner and Head of Corporate & Tax Disputes at Wasel & Wasel, to sit in the Hot Seat and ask for his advice on managing tax disputes, the criminal consequences for organizations that file VAT returns incorrectly or fail to co-operate during a tax audit, among other matters.
Episode 6 – A look into export controls and global trade | In episode 5, our very own Zoe Martinez, Proposition Lead for Global Trade at Thomson Reuters, shares her views on key developments and challenges in this space, along with the steps organizations can take to ensure comprehensive global trade compliance.

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