Brexit Advisory Service

Helping Business Navigate Brexit

Brexit Dublin Event 5th December

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HostTopicBy attending this workshop, you will learn…
 TBC Rules of Origin and Certificates of Origin
  • An understanding of the Rules of Origin process, certification and costs
  • Understanding the effect of 'third country' status on Origin, duties and supply chains noting that the UK will become a 'Third Country' post Brexit
  • Possible strategies to minimise the impact Brexit may have on import and export duties
 TBC Tax and VAT
  • Key issues that your business should be considering in relation to potential VAT changes
  • Potential pitfalls relating to claiming import VAT and how to plan for the most likely scenario VAT position post Brexit
Revenue Commissioners Customs
  • Practical and operational overview of import and export procedures
  • Tariff classification and valuation
  • Tools and techniques to simplify Customs procedures including defining what an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) is, the application / assessment process and benefits of being certified an AEO



Keynote Speakers

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Vincent Power

Dr Vincent Power is a Partner specialising in EU law, EU and Irish competition/antitrust law, regulatory law and transport law for domestic and multinational clients as well as public and private clients. He is Head of the Firm's EU, Competition & Procurement Group which is consistently ranked at the forefront of Irish law firms and he is seen as probably the most experienced competition lawyer practicing in Ireland. He has developed a particular expertise in regard to Brexit Law.

In 2017, he won the ILO Client Choice Award for the category of "EU Competition and Antitrust" across the entire 28 Member State European Union which is awarded by The International Law Office in recognition of a partner who excels across the full spectrum of client service.

He has been invited to speak on EU, competition and transport matters in over 20 countries. He has a Master's Degree and a Doctorate from Cambridge University and was the first ever Law graduate to be awarded the Distinguished Alumnus award from University College Cork where he graduated with a BCL. He is Adjunct Professor of Law at University College Cork and Visiting Professor of EU Law at Dalhousie University in Canada. He lectures at the Law Society of Ireland. He is a member of the board of directors of the Irish Centre for Europe Law at Trinity College Dublin. He has chaired, been a member of and advised four governmental commissions or bodies.

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Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper presents and edits the daily news, current affairs and sports programme The Last Word on Today FM from Monday to Friday, 4.30pm to 7pm.

He is the author of three critically acclaimed and commercially successful books: “The Maximalist”, his biography of the iconic Irish sporting, business and media figure Tony O’Reilly, was published in 2015; "Who Really Runs Ireland" was published in 2009; "How Ireland Really Went Bust" was published in 2011.

He is also an experienced television sports presenter. He hosted TV3’s Rugby World Cup coverage in 2007 and 2015 and will be hosting the station’s Six Nations Coverage from 2018 when it takes over as host broadcaster for the Irish market. He was previously anchor for the six years that TV3 broadcast championship GAA games from 2008 to 2013.

He is a former editor of The Sunday Tribune, having been appointed at the age of 30 in 1996. He left for a career in radio in 2003 but continues to write a leader page column for the Irish Daily Mail each Wednesday and also writes on business, economics and politics for The Sunday Business Post. He was twice National Journalist of the Year and twice Business Journalist of the Year.

He is a partner in the television company Playmaker-media, which devised and made the rugby series Area 22, and which made the acclaimed Olympics documentary “No Earthly King” in 2012. He also made current affairs documentaries for RTE and TV3, most recently “Ireland’s Housing Market – What’s Next?” (TV3, November 2014) and “The Brexit Dilemma” (TV3, June 2016).

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Johnny Hanna

Johnny Hanna is a Partner and Head of Tax for KPMG in Northern Ireland. He has over 20 years’ experience advising on Irish, UK and international tax issues for leading indigenous and multinational businesses across a range of industry sectors. He has significant experience in the mergers and acquisitions area and also in Governance and Tax Risk Management.

Johnny, originally from Newry, is a law graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) and former Council member of the Irish Tax Institute. 



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