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ORGANISATION PROFILE February 2015 *. * ▪ Where we came from ▪ Numbers…and why we don’t care about them! ▪ What we are good at…and why! ▪ Our passion.

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2 * ▪ Where we came from ▪ Numbers…and why we don’t care about them! ▪ What we are good at…and why! ▪ Our passion about tax ▪ What others think about us ▪ Who do we work with ▪ Our focus on knowledge AGENDA

3 Eurofast History

4 Eurofast is an international boutique professional services Group employing over 200 people in South East Europe & East Mediterranean. Our team of professionals is capable of efficiently addressing all client needs in one single meeting, using one single language for all the countries in the Region. Profile

5 Our Vision I n the emerging markets where we operate in SEE and EM, by the year 2020 we want to see our Organisation being the No 1 reference point for businessmen seeking reliable advice in terms of advisory, legal, tax, M&A, assurance, corporate, payroll & accounting. A dream team of forward thinking, qualified, outstanding local professionals with an international outlook, who are always reliable, exclusive, personal, innovative, accountable but above all genuine persons our clients can trust and become friends with. We would like to be an international boutique of leading professional services, in the top-10 professional rankings in terms of size compared to other similar organizations in our Region- the preferred choice of thousands of Organisations. We simply want our clients to stand out and proudly say "WE WORK WITH EUROFAST IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD!”

6 Our Mission We do not seek merely to satisfy our clients, We seek to delight them!

7 * Eurofast Taxand ▪International Tax ▪Tax efficient real estate structures including investment funds ▪Tax advice surrounding transactions, disposals and spin offs ▪Designing acquisition and holding structures ▪Minimizing tax obstacles in real estate transactions ▪Transfer Pricing ▪VAT planning & compliance ▪Tax controversy and litigation ▪Real Estate Eurofast Global ▪Accounting & Payroll ▪Mergers & Acquisitions ▪Cross border transactions ▪Transaction advisory ▪Intellectual property ▪Compliance reporting ▪Cross border structuring ▪Shipping ▪Immigration & Citizenships ▪Financial Services Bringing value to clients with our service What we are good at… Eurofast is Taxand Cyprus Our services

8 We advice, in the best possible way, every enterprise which is interested in exploring opportunities for development, as far as selling, buying or merging their enterprise with other companies. Research of the business environment and market Negotiating and closing Preparation and training for high level members of companies Corporate Law Legal, tax and financial due diligence Transactions and Trade finance M&A and Transactional Practice Our M&A Services

9 M&A and Transactional Practice International Tax Eurofast may advise and prepare a suitable tax plan tailored to your needs. We can maximise your taxation benefits and advantages, minimise tax liabilities, increase the tax savings and increase your business liquidity and asset coverage. Tax advice surrounding transactions, disposals and spin-offs Designing acquisition and holding structures Tax controversy & litigation Indirect tax consulting and guidance VAT compliance and fiscal representation Indirect tax reviews and planning International Tax Indirect Tax

10 Transfer Pricing continues to be the most significant international tax issue for multinationals. Eurofast can assist your company to comply to both the legal and economic requirements the countries in South East Europe and Eastern Mediterranean. We can help you design and implement a Transfer Pricing policy that makes sense for your business, capitalize on efficiency and drive your performance. Defence strategies, Transfer Pricing Planning and Compliance Advice and assistance in preparing Transfer Pricing documentation Negotiations with Revenue Authorities Transfer Pricing Our Transfer Pricing Services

11 Accounting Our Accounting department consists of a team of highly skilled and experienced accountants who are able to offer you all of the accounting services required. Computerisation of Accounting Records Monthly Accounting Support Services Monthly, quarterly, biyearly and yearly Management Accounts VAT book keeping Accounting Compliance and Reporting Our Accounting Services

12 Employment & Payroll Services Eurofast in recent years has become a leader in employment and payroll services offering practical and responsive advice to a wide spectrum of clients including multinational and locally listed companies, mid-market companies and large private entities. Long and short-term global equity and cash plan design and implementation Payroll preparation and processing Employer and employee tax, social security, withholding tax Legal and regulatory global due diligence Employee compensation and engagement programs Equity awards for international assignees Our Employment & Payroll Services

13 Real Estate Tax & Shipping Tax Real estate Tax Tax efficient real estate structures Construction/ development tax strategies Tax advice (transactions,disposals,spin offs) Tax neutral financing arrangements Representing buyers, sellers Corporate Finance Finding strategic alliances Private Placement of Debt and Equity Shipping Tax

14 Corporate Services We aim to provide high quality services in an efficient and effective way. Our wide experience and technical knowledge enables us to offer corporate services with a first- class level of quality, in accordance with our philosophy of going beyond merely satisfying our clients to the level of delighting them. Company Registrations in various jurisdictions Opening and management of bank accounts, Creation and management of Trustee services Our Corporate Services

15 Financial Services Eurofast can provide guidance on the object of a company in obtaining a Cyprus Financial services license assisting on the completion of all requirements until the competent authorities deliver their assessment Business plan Prepare the draft of a specialized Memorandum and Article of Associations Obtaining all the relevant certificates Guide clients on the Cyprus legislation and requirements on Financial Services Regulation Preparation of the application and consultation on the structuring of the company Guidance on the preparation of the three years business plan as required by law Drafting of the anti money laundering manual Determination of the internal procedures and the know your client policies Our Financial Services

16 Immigration & Citizenship Eurofast offers full professional assistance for its clients in obtaining residency and citizenship through citizenship by investment programs in Cyprus and Balkan countries. Local lawyers, tax experts and other professionals in fully pledged offices are ready to provide you with the best advice in all matters related to residence programs. Preparation of applications and documentation to be submitted Submission of documentation to authorities Representation of applicant for the communication with the authorities Tax advises on investment opportunities Assistance on finding and acquiring the immovable property Preparation of necessary agreements and compliance with the law Assistance with VAT refund Work permits Our services for Immigration & Citizenship

17 Single point of Contact, Many Points of View Where can you find us  Lefkosia  Athens  Thessaloniki  Sofia  Bucharest  Belgrade  Tirana  Skopje  Pristina  Banja Luka/ Sarajevo  Zagreb  Cairo/ Alexandria  Podgorica  Kiev  Moscow  Tbilisi  Beirut  Erbil

18 Over 200 people across South East Europe and East Mediterranean 20 Offices in SEE and East Mediterranean 5-35 Team members in every office 1 Reference point; 1 meeting handles all! Eurofast in numbers…

19 If you measure success in numbers, Eurofast hasn’t achieved all that much. We have never focused on numbers. We prefer to think how to better become …and to personally know every single client!! …and why we don’t care about them! exclusive personalinnovativeflexibleaccountable …and why we don’t care about them!

20 Positioned as primary professional services group in the Region Only organisation which covers entire Region We eliminate cultural, language, social & communication barriers Regional Competitive Advantage

21 Eurofast offices All our Eurofast offices: ➢ Fully fledged ➢ Have local team members ➢ Connected via telephone extensions ➢ Connected via video ➢ Follow the ISO procedure

22 ▪Management Team with a Western European philosophy ▪reference point ▪meeting handles all! Partner Led from Start to Finish …and why we are good at it 1 …and why we are good at it

23 ➢ In 1 meeting: - Issue relating to: Country A Country B Country C Country D …in 1 meeting Eurofast Client ➢ 1 person responsible

24 ▪Common purpose – practical advice, responsively delivered ▪Taxander per country ▪Global brand ▪Board with 9 members ▪Global Executive Committee with 50 members ▪Uniting passion – tax ▪ Eurofast is Taxand Cyprus 2000 Leading Tax Advisors 400 Tax Partners 50 Independent (do not undertake audit) tax firms Up to 25 Offices per country 9 Service areas 1 The Taxand Story Taxand : only global organization focused on tax; Eurofast is Taxand Cyprus

25 The Taxand Story Demand In 2002 the tax advisory landscape changed radically New legislation introduced to prevent repeat disasters Client demand created for independent (separate from audit) tax advisory services and Big 4 alternatives Complexity of tax systems requires dedicated tax professionals Worldwide business operations require global capability And … local tax legislation differences require local tax specialists The largest international network of tax advisors disappeared Our passion about tax

26 The world’s largest independent tax organisation Now comprises 50 member firms and preferred contacts worldwide Globally providing clients with access to over 2,000 tax professionals and 400 partners Working together delivering integrated global services Focused on delivering high quality, senior led, seamless service And… still growing – more countries; local expansion Founded by a respected group of 9 entrepreneurial, independent tax firms Established in March 2005 to respond to market demand The Taxand Story Supply Our passion about tax

27 ▪ Independence advantage, conflict free, un- bureaucratic, best practice ▪ Local knowledge, global view ▪ Partner led from start to finish ▪ Complex problems, customised advice ▪ Passionate about working together ▪ Eurofast is Taxand Cyrpus Quality tax advice, globally Big 4 Law firms Local The Taxand Story Taxand : only global organization focused on tax

28 Taxand Key Facts

29 International Tax Review: The only authoritative and genuine awards in taxation worldwide! What others think about us What others think about us

30 Seem Our key people  Regional Director  Bachelor in Accounting, Diploma information technology  Expertise Accounting & Payroll strategy development and implement Panayiotis Diallinas, Tel: +30 210 825 7722 Address 5 Victoria Square, 10434 - Athens, Greece

31 Our key people  Accountant Partner  Certified Tax Auditor, Financial Auditor, Expert Charter Accountant, Authorized Trainer of financial Auditors & Accredited financial Auditor of Eufunds.  Extensive Financial & Tax Adursory, Audit, Accounting & Payroll Iulia Lascau Tel: +40 21 318 2262 Address 79, Vasile Gherghel Street District 1 Bucharest, Romania Romania

32 Our key people Serbia, Montenergo, Croatia & Bosnia  Regional Manager, Western Balkan  MA International and development economics and MA International relations degree  Experience Financial Analysis, Risk & Hedging Operations Nemanja Paskulov Tel: +381 11 3241 484 Address 31/4 Beogradska street 11000 Belgrade,Serbia

33 Our key people Anastasia  Transfer Pricing Advisor at Eurofast, responsible for clients in South East Europe  Bachelor in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with major in Economics and Business Finance. professional qualification in Audit from IESOEL  Expertise Transfer pricing and has substantial experience in various industries. Advises on designing the transfer pricing model for each business. Anastasia Sagianni Tel: +30 210 825 7722 Address 5 Victoria Square, 10434 - Athens, Greece

34  Tax Accountant at Eurofast Global Sofia  Audit Master degree in Accounting and Control from University of National and World Economy in Sofia  Expertise payroll and employment service, local statutory compliance and application of IRFS. Donka Pechilkova Tel: +359 2 988 69 77 Address 22 Cyril and Methodius str., fl.5, apt.12 1202 Sofia, Bulgaria Bulgaria

35 Our key people Aleksandra

36 Our key people Albania  Tax Accountant at Eurofast Global Tirana  She graduated from State University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy. Holds a BSc in Finance  Expertise Reporting, Payroll & Employment accounting and tax matters, financial reports Drilona Likaj Tel: +355 42 248 548 Address Rr. Hajdar Hidi, Pall. “PIENVIS”, Kati VI Tirana, Albania

37 Our key people FYR Macedonia  Executive Administrator  BSc degree in Computer Management Information Systems and a Master in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing.  She has undertaken the setup and client base growth of the Eurofast Skopje office.  Expertise, management & digital marketing Elena Kostovska Tel: +389 2 24 00 225 Address Partizanski Odredi 43A/15 1000 Skopje, F.Y.R Macedonia

38 Our key people Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia  Marketing, business development, financial services, Cyprus tax and corporate issues.  Economics in Banja Luka, specializing in Business and Entrepreneurship. Master Degree from the Frederick University Nicosia  Expertise Advisor Annual services, tax, accounting & Payroll foreign. EU funds, business plans and various marketing activities in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. Dajana Topic Tel: +387 51 340 680 Address Mladena Stojanovica 117A 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

39 Our key people Montenegro  Acting Manager of Eurofast Global’s Montenegro office  Bachelor of University of Economics  Expertise Financial services in duo line employment, HR services Jelena Zivkovic Tel: +382 20 228 490 Address Bul Sv Petra Cetinjskog 112 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

40 Our key people Croatia David Jakovljevic  Tax and Legal Advisor, Eurofast Croatia  Master of Law title from the University of Zagreb  Expertise domestic tax advice, real estate and corporate law corporate insolvency, M&A Tax. Experience in Contract Law, Employment Law and obtaining work and residency permits for clients.

41 Our key people  Country Executive  MBA degree, specializing in Management from University of Nicosia in Cyprus and holds a Master Degree of the Kyiv National Pedagogic University  Expertise, management & digital marketing Nadiya Omelchuk Tel: +38 044 502 10 68 Address 116 Gorkogo Street, Office 6 03150, Kyiv,Ukraine Ukraine

42 Our key people  Director  Master of Law degree with honor from Kyiv Shevchenko University  Expertise MBA, Risk management control & employee law, Restructuring of Bank & Insolvency Anna Pushkaryova Tel:+ 995 32 220 00 11 Address 6 George Saakadze Descent, Tbilisi, 0171, Georgia Georgia

43 Our key people Chris Damianou, Director, International Tax ▪Certified Public Accountant, member of the AICPA ▪Specialises in international tax structuring and planning, including real estate structuring ▪Over 25 years of working experience in tax consulting, working with local as well as multinational companies ▪author of numerous taxation articles published in the International press and magazines ▪Was the Chairman of the Europe/Middle East/Africa BKR International, a top-20 international accounting and tax organisation. ▪Was the President of the Junior Chamber International of Cyprus in 1999. ▪He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Montenegro (except Limassol) in Cyprus. Cyprus

44 Our key people Zoe Kokoni, Director ▪Specializes in Tax, Payroll and Labour issues. ▪Has extensive experience in Greek, Bulgarian and Cyprus immigration rules. Deals with citizenship and residency permits issues, provides advisory services to expatriates on taxation issues and employee benefits as well as social security issues. ▪Is a member of Taxand Global Compensation Service line and a Board member in Antea and is the Head of our Eurofast representation in ADP Streamline for Greece and Cyprus. Cyprus

45 Our key people Maria Damianou, Director, Accounting Support Services ▪Specializes in accounting, payroll, employer services, indirect domestic tax and compliance services in Cyprus ▪Responsible for the management of payroll services of clients located in multiple locations ▪Author & contributor of numerous publications specialized in employment and indirect taxation

46 Our key people Maria Savva, Director, Regional Operations ▪Business Communication Finance (Concordia University, Montreal) ▪MBA (University of Cyprus) ▪Supervises and manages all day-to-day operations (HR, IT, Admin, Marketing) across all offices Cyprus

47 Our focus on knowledge

48 Credentials






54 Our focus on knowledge (Taxand publications)

55 Our focus on knowledge

56 Media Commentary

57 Staying close to our community

58 Keeping you updated Find us online

59 Thank you! Questions/ Answers

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