Beyond Borders: Introducing Our Keynote Speakers

Beyond Borders: Introducing Our Keynote Speakers

We’re under four months away from our first annual conference, Beyond Borders: International Taxation into 2020, and we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the first three of our event’s keynote speakers!

Please keep in mind that this list is preliminary, and we will definitely be adding other keynote speakers and panelists to our agenda.

Be part of #TLTaxCon18, connect with peers globally and gain insight into what’s trending in the financial services world.

All of this on the beautiful island of Cyprus.


Alex Cobham, CEO, Tax Justice Network & Visiting Fellow, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Alex Cobham
CEO, Tax Justice Network & Visiting Fellow, King’s College London
United Kingdom

Alex Cobham is chief executive at the international Tax Justice Network, a development economist and visiting fellow at King’s College, London. Previously he was a research fellow at the Center for Global Development, and before that held posts at Christian Aid, Save the Children, and at Oxford (St Anne’s College and Queen Elizabeth House).

Alex’s research has mainly focused on issues of taxation, horizontal and vertical inequality, and illicit financial flows. He is a co-creator of both the Financial Secrecy Index (the global ‘tax haven’ ranking), and the Palma ratio of inequality. He played a central role in the establishment of the first major development INGO campaign on tax justice at Christian Aid and created the original proposal for what is now the leading international tax revenue database, the ICTD-WIDER GRD.

Alex is a trustee at ActionAid UK, and a member of the advisory groups of the International Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT), and the Fair Tax Mark.

Alex’s presentation during our conference is titled: Turning the Tide? Twenty Years in the Evolution of Secrecy in Cross-Border Financial Services.

He also plans on being involved in the panel: What’s Next for Transparency & Beneficial Ownership Registers?

Read more about Alex’s participation HERE.

Aisling Donohue, Partner, Andersen Tax, Ireland

Aisling Donohue
Partner, Andersen Tax

Aisling is a Partner with mgpartners. She joined a Big Four firm in 1999 upon graduation and qualified as a UK Chartered Tax Adviser in 2001. She worked with that firm in Ireland for six years and in the UK for seven years before leaving the position as a director in 2012. She has significant experience with international structuring, mergers and acquisitions, EU Law based claims as well as more general corporation and employee tax advice.
Her clients range from listed companies through to owner managed businesses. She deals with all areas of business taxes from tax dispute resolution through transaction and employment equity structuring.
Recent transactions included advising on Ireland’s first cash box placing, advising on a debt equity swap by an Irish plc, along with cross border mergers and employee share schemes for listed and unlisted companies.
Aisling’s presentation during our conference is titled: Tax Risks in the Developing World.

She also plans on being involved in the panels: What’s Next for Transparency & Beneficial Ownership Registers?; The Proposal to Target Intermediaries Selling Aggressive Tax Planning Schemes & Fundamental Freedoms Within the EU,and; The Future of State Sovereignty and Taxation in the European Union.

Read more about Aisling’s participation HERE.

Jeremy Cape, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, United Kingdom

Jeremy Cape
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
United Kingdom

Jeremy Cape is a tax and public policy partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ London office, advising on a wide range of issues, including M&A, private equity, finance, restructuring and insolvency, and VAT.

He has substantial experience in both domestic and global matters, with specific expertise regarding emerging markets and Africa, counselling both governments and taxpayers. He is the only UK-based lawyer specifically rated as an Africa-wide tax expert by Chambers Global and is currently focused on helping businesses deal with the introduction of VAT in the Gulf in 2018.

Jeremy was also the winner of Taxation Magazine’s Tax Commentator of the Year 2018.

Jeremy’s presentation during our conference is titled: The International Tax Implications of Brexit.

Read more about Jeremy’s participation HERE.

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