New Course | DAC6 Directive: Practical Workshop

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June 1, 2021 9:00 am
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6 hrs
€180 + VAT


Tuesday 01/06/2021 - 09:00-12:15

Wednesday 02/06/2021 - 09:00-12:15

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Due to this fiscal crisis, international tax issues have never been as high on the political agenda as they are today.  The Directive (EU) 2018/822 represents the 6th modification of DAC, and it reflects new initiatives in the field of tax transparency at the level of the EU, through the introduction of an early warning mechanism for tax avoidance schemes.

DAC 6 sets out a minimum standard which means that some member states might go further than others. DAC 6 leaves it opens for member states to implement penalties against the violation of national rules that implement DAC 6. The penalties should be effective, proportionate, and dissuasive. If the penalties do not fulfil the requirement for being effective proportionate and dissuasive, there is a risk that intermediaries and relevant taxpayers report information about arrangement that is subsequently discarded in order to avoid sanctions for under-reporting or non-reporting.



Training Objectives


The purpose of this course is to investigate whether the Cyprus implementation of the DAC 6 seems a proportionate measure to prevent tax avoidance and evasion in the form of aggressive tax planning. In order to describe the Cyprus implementation, the course will consider the Cyprus government’s interpretation and approach of DAC 6. Since Cyprus have not yet implemented the national legislation on the directive DAC 6, there is limited available material.


The course will use DAC 6 and preparatory work to describe the Swedish implementation. Other than DAC 6 and preparatory work, the course will use opinions by experts and doctrines in order to gather the material needed to be able to analyse if Cyprus’ implementation is compatible with the proportionality principle. The course will further use case law by the CJEU in order to describe their view on the proportionality principle.


Demetris Savvides

Demetris Savvides holds degrees in law, management and criminology and has been a lecturer in for more than nine years in the field of business law and management having taught numerous courses in business, corporate, taxation, GDPR and criminology, with an extensive record in academic publications in internationally renowned business journals. In addition, Demetris Savvides is an experienced corporate lawyer helping hundreds of companies in their normal functioning, engaging in transactional and legal advisory including advisory relating to day-to-day business regulatory issues, GDPR implementation matters, and corporate tax planning. Tending to clients, both domestic and international, Demetris Savvides has gained vast experience in dealing with business matters right from inception and catering to the regular corporate and compliance needs for successful functioning to empowering companies to scale to their potential. Demetris Savvides has had a notable track record of advising clients in corporate transactions that are vital for their business. His overall commercial corporate experience has both the in-depth knowledge of business laws and corporate finance as well as the practical advantage of for providing all-round service to the companies, which encompasses corporate commercial and tax structuring of a business whether domestic or through foreign investment, process incorporation via sustainable models which optimize the needs of the business, day to day compliance process for smooth functioning, ensure optimum use and action of corporate finance, as well as strategizing takeovers or winding up at appropriate junctures.
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