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In brief

Baker McKenzie’s VAT/Indirect Tax Practice presented “VAT Around the World Pt. 1” on 18 November 2020. This was the sixth presentation in the International VAT Conference Webinar Series, a global webinar series designed for VAT specialists from all industry sectors that aims to discuss the latest developing trends and hot topics in the VAT/goods and services tax (GST) and customs arena.

The Baker McKenzie VAT/Indirect Tax Practice provided an annual review of key VAT developments outside of Europe and provide a bird’s eye view of what is going on in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific as well as discuss which indirect tax developments have occurred or will occur.

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Simone is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie. She is ranked by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner and is listed as a Women Leader in Tax by the International Tax Review. Simone is also an author and contributor to Thomson Reuters and CCH tax commentary. She has been a guest speaker at University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, and is a regular panelist and presenter at Global Taxation Executive Institute events, the Global Tax Disputes Forum and the Asia Pacific Tax conference.


Jan Snel is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice Group in Amsterdam. He joined the Firm in 1995. In 2000 and 2001, he worked in the Palo Alto office where he focused on assisting US companies (of which many are high tech or e-commerce companies) in dealing with VAT and customs issues particularly in multinational contexts. He became a partner in the Amsterdam office in 2003. Jan is a frequent speaker on EU VAT and Customs issues at international tax planning programs, including the Tax Executives Institute and the Chicago Tax Club.


Jana Botha is a Consultant in Baker McKenzie Johannesburg office.


Bastiaan Moossdorff is a Senior Tax Adviser in Baker McKenzie's Dubai office.