VAT Neutrality across Europe: strategies and insights

Cuatrecasas invites you to join a forum of indirect tax experts from all over Europe. As part of this group of 16 independent law firms, we regularly convene to discuss VAT hot topics, share best practices, and gain insights into how different European jurisdictions handle these issues. This time we have prepared a conference for our clients and partners. Don't miss the chance to take part in an insightful discussion!

Key topics         

Real Estate

  • The complexities of VAT application in property transactions and investments
  • The challenges in achieving VAT neutrality, particularly in the context of property development, sales, and leasing activities
  • The impact of VAT on real estate pricing, notably on the housing market, the right to deduct input VAT for real estate investors, and the implications of recent case law on the taxation of property-related services.

Financial sector

  • The evolving landscape of VAT legislation and how it affects financial institutions and investment funds
  • The impact of digitalization in financial services on VAT and the difficulties in determining the nature and place of supply
  • The contentious issue of input VAT recovery for financial services.

Tax inspections

  • The challenges businesses face when seeking to pass-on the adjusted VAT burden to their customers
  • The role of documentation and record-keeping in proving the right to input VAT deductions
  • Strategies for effectively managing disputes with tax authorities.

Participating Law Firms

Arendt | CMS Francis Lefebvre | Cobalt | Cuatrecasas | DGKV |Greg Lockhart | Hulgaard | KMLZ | Leitner Leitner | Macchi di Cellere Gangemi | Mannheimer Swartling | MDDP | Nunziante Magrone | Sorainen | Tiberghien | Walder Wyss

May 24, 2024 9:00 – 12:30 WEST (UTC +1:00)
+351 213 553 800


Time Title Speaker
09:00 – 09:20 Registration and welcome coffee
09:20 – 09:30 Opening remarks
09:30 – 10:15 VAT Neutrality and Real Estate Taxation
10:15 – 11:00 Recent developments in the Financial Sector and VAT Neutrality
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:00 VAT Neutrality and Tax Inspections
12:00 Closing remarks