UK: Brexit: Awareness, Understanding, Action

Last Updated: 12 June 2017
Article by Juanita Brockdorff

A morning seminar in Malta providing insight from foreign and local regulatory and tax experts.

28 June 2017, 8:30AM - 12:30PM, CET

KPMG is closely following developments pursuant to the application by the UK under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, thus triggering the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

What does this imply for your business?

The majority vote for the UK to exit the EU in the June 2016 UK referendum has left a wake of uncertainty and instability. It remains unclear whether Brexit will be hard or soft and the EU is taking an exacting approach in the negotiations. What is certain is that businesses in the UK as well as businesses outside the UK with British suppliers and clients need to start planning for March 2019 as soon as possible.

As the countdown has started, it is vital for such businesses to be aware of developments to enable them to pro-actively provide for risk management, have contingency plans in place and adopt 'no-regrets' positions.

Informative Morning Seminar by Local and Foreign KPMG Brexperts, creating awareness, addressing concerns and providing solutions

Leading Brexperts in the tax and regulatory fields are flying in specially from KPMG's EU Tax Centre (Robert van der Jagt) and KPMG UK (Rob Clayton, Mark Essex, Kennedy Masterton-Smith and Matt Grosvenor) to provide us with on-the-ground insights about the latest developments and potential solutions for your businesses. Local speakers (Juanita Brockdorff and Trudy Marie Muscat) will shed light on the Maltese solution to Brexit and round off the discussion by addressing key concerns.

The Time to Act is Now!

London-based financial institutions have started establishing a presence in the remainder of the EU, and likewise, institutions serving the British market in all likelihood will no longer be able to passport into the UK. Similarly, importing into and exporting out of the UK will become more cumbersome and less efficient and would need to be catered for.

For this reason, we encourage attendance and participation at this Seminar in Malta, as well as at a similar event we are organising in the UK, so please let us know whether you would be interested in attending such event where you cannot make it to the Malta one. We look forward to welcoming you.


Time Session Speaker/s
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome coffee
9:00 – 9:15 Introduction Juanita Brockdorff
9:15 – 9:45 Is Brexit important? Why? Robert Van der Jagt
9:45 – 11:00 Contingency planning for the loss of regulatory passporting: Key considerations from a regulatory and tax perspective Rob Clayton, Matthew Grosvenor & Kennedy Masterton-Smith
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 Brexit: Navigating Uncertainty
Mark Essex
12:00 – 12:20 Malta: The Solution Juanita Brockdorff & Trudy Muscat
12:20 – 12:30 Questions and Answers Juanita Brockdorff


Rob Clayton
Partner, Tax Services KPMG in the UK
Rob Clayton is a Partner at KPMG UK for Tax Services.

Trudy Marie Muscat
Manager, Tax Services KPMG in Malta
Trudy Muscat is a Manager at KPMG in Malta for Tax Services.

Mark Essex
Director, Public Policy KPMG in the UK
Mark has spent 15 years helping clients to understand the impact of their decisions.

Mr. Robert van der Jagt
Chairman of KPMG's EU Tax Centre KPMG in the Netherlands
Robert focuses on international individual income taxation (expatriate tax) and European law.

Juanita Brockdorff
Partner, Tax Services KPMG in Malta
Juanita Brockdorff is a Partner at KPMG in Malta for Tax Services.

Matt Grosvenor
Senior Manager, Tax Services KPMG in the UK
Matt is a Senior Manager within KPMG in the UK's Banking Tax Practice.

Kennedy Masterton-Smith
Senior Manager KPMG in the UK
Kennedy leads the regulatory legal team advising on the impact of Brexit on MIFID II implementation.

Matt Grosvenor
Senior Manager, Tax Services KPMG in the UK
Matt is a Senior Manager within KPMG in the UK's Banking Tax Practice.

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