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Thierry Vialaneix

Thierry Vialaneix joined Baker McKenzie in 2004 as a Local Partner and became a Senior Counsel in 2009. He handles all legal matters related to VAT and indirect taxes. He began his career with CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, and subsequently joined Price Waterhouse Legal and Tax. Mr. Vialaneix also worked in the tax department of Ernst & Young and Landwell & Associés before joining Baker McKenzie, where he currently supervises the Paris office’s VAT practice. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Vialaneix has published several articles tackling VAT issues and has participated in various tax seminars.

In March 2021, the EU approved new reporting rules in a directive known as DAC7. The directive will require the operators of online platforms for the sale of goods and certain services, to collect, verify and share data on their sellers and their transactions concluded on the online platform. EU member states have until 31 December 2022 to implement DAC7 into national law. Certain platform operators will become a reporting platform and will need to start collecting and verifying data points in compliance with the DAC7 reporting requirements. The collected data points must be reported to the tax authorities of the relevant EU member state annually.

Baker McKenzie’s VAT/Indirect Tax Practice presented “Financial Services VAT,” on 7 October 2020. This was the fifth 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.

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