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Jamie TowersHanrick Curran’s Tax Partner and Asia Pacific Chairman, Jamie Towers is attending the Alliott Group 2017 EMEA Regional Conference in Berlin this week. The conference is focused on the latest developments and trends in global business, with accountant and lawyer member delegates of the Group sharing best practice to meet the needs of clients with multi-market business interests.  Jamie is joined by 100 leading professional advisers from 54 independent firms in 27 countries.


Throughout the conference attendees hear from a range of speakers on business, technical, marketing and firm improvement topics that will help their firms and their clients to be smarter and more strategic in the way they do business, particularly when business crosses geographic borders.


Some sessions include insights into the Berlin economy and Germany's place in the European Union and how corporates with foreign exchange risk can protect their business from adverse market moves.


A separate business conference “New Markets 2017:TECH/DIGITAL” is also being held in Berlin following the EMEA Regional Conference. This conference brings early/growth stage tech startups interested in how to scale up their businesses through the international marketplace into direct contact with Alliott Group’s expert tax, accounting and legal advisors to the tech/digital sector.


In addition to the conferences Jamie is also involved in meetings of the alliance’s International Tax, Corporate Finance and M&A, and Global Mobility groups who are hosting international roundtable discussions on topics including:

  • How foreign companies can avoid creating a permanent establishment problem in different jurisdictions, and
  • the changing rules and challenges affecting short-term business travellers and cross-border commuters.


Should you be contemplating doing business overseas, please contact your usual Hanrick Curran adviser or speak with Jamie Towers.  We would be happy to connect you with international colleagues in the jurisdictions of interest