The seminar entitled “Luxembourg/the Netherlands Business 2014”, jointly organised by GESSEL and by the Loyens & Loeff law firm of Luxembourg and Amsterdam, was held on 4 November at GESSEL’s offices in Warsaw.

The object of this event lay in presenting the investment opportunities offered by Luxembourg and by Holland, widely recognised as being among the more stable economies within the European Union. The topics discussed included corporate systems, investment funds, and what are known as private foundations as well as the various forms of tax optimisation available to Polish taxpayers (corporate as well as private) looking to utilise Luxembourg or Dutch structures.

Participants in the seminar benefited from the attendance of renowned Polish, Luxembourg, and Dutch tax law experts as well as of the Ambassador of Luxembourg to Poland. The latter presented his government’s position with respect to international tax regulation and its future plans in this respect.

Apart from His Excellency Georges Faber, Ambassador of Luxembourg to Poland, the seminar speakers included Dr Janusz Fiszer, partner at GESSEL; Mr Bartjan Zoetmulder, partner at Loyens & Loeff in Amsterdam; and Mr Joost van den Berg, Counsel at the tax law practice of Loyens & Loeff in Luxembourg.

After “Malta Business 2014”, held in September 2014, “Luxembourg/the Netherlands Business 2014” was the next in the series of tax law seminars organised at GESSEL. Future events in this series will centre on tax law and company law in, respectively, Cyprus, Switzerland, and Portugal (with the topics planned for the latter seminar including tax exemptions for foreign natural persons in Portugal and the special tax regime applicable for companies on the Portuguese island of Madera).