Dear Members

Our first branch meeting for 2015 will be held on Thursday 15 January 2015 at the offices of Auditorium, Deloitte, 2 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BZ.  The topic for this event is Multi-Nationals: M&A Revival, inversions and practical implications and will start with registration from 5:30pm, meeting commences 6:00pm and closes 7:30pm.   Our speakers for this meeting are Steve Edge, Slaughter & May, Colm Donlon, Morgan Stanley and Ian Brimicombe, Astra Zeneca will be our moderator.

Please see below welcome note from the UK Branch Chairman


The British Branch of IFA continues to be highly respected for the outstanding technical content of its meetings and for the deep knowledge and experience of its members drawn from all parts of the tax community. In the 2014 programme we continue to focus on the more practical aspects of the many and varied topics selected for discussion this year. Once again, we are delighted to be holding joint meetings with the Chartered Institute of Taxation European Branch and HM Revenue and Customs and HM Treasury. We are particularly grateful for the strong support from leaders in HM Treasury and HMRC which ensures that our programme is both well informed and appropriately balanced.

We would like to continue to attract younger members; the relaxed and congenial post-meeting drinks provide a wonderful opportunity to exchange views, meet tax professionals from other parts of the tax community and, from other counties and to make new professional friends. Please share details of the programme with your colleagues, particularly those who at an earlier stage of their career. We would both be delighted to speak personally to any prospective new member.

We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas for improving our programme and services to members so please do contact us if you are happy to share any thoughts.

Tax continues to be a matter of great public interest and one of the top issues in the boardroom so there is much for the tax profession to discuss and we look forward to welcoming you to engage in the debate.

Paul Morton      Liesl Fichardt

Chairman          Deputy Chairman

We will contact you in advance of each meeting to confirm the venue and other arrangements.

Please note that registration is required for all meetings. A charge will be made for the joint meetings.

Click here to download the 2014 Programme

What is the IFA

The International Fiscal Association (IFA) is the leading non-governmental international organisation dealing with tax matters. It comprises taxpayers, their advisers, government officials, and university professors, and is a unique forum for discussing international tax questions.

The IFA is headquartered in the Netherlands and now has nearly 11,000 members worldwide deriving from 94 countries. The objects of the Association are the study and advancement of international and comparative law in regard to public finance, specifically international and comparative fiscal law, and the financial and economic aspects of taxation.

These objects are achieved by research, the holding of congresses throughout the world where branches are located, and publications.  Its main annual publication is the “Cahiers de Droit Fiscal International”, which examines two major subjects annually and is distributed free to members. The official journal is the Bulletin for International Fiscal Documentation published by the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation 12 times a year and available on subscription.

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