Corporate Criminal Offence Breakfast Seminar

Construction Related Training
Date: 6th December 2017 | Time: 9.30am – 11.30am


This seminar taken by BDO Senior Manager Claire McGuigan and BDO Partner Sean Lavery will explore the new Corporate Criminal Offence legislation introduced from 30 September 2017. This legislation is aimed at the failure of businesses (companies and partnerships) to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion and is part of the continued, global focus on the prevention of tax evasion and other financial crimes.

The seminar will look at the impact of the legislation, common examples of where it may apply and the options available to businesses to protect themselves against criminal charges.

Claire McGuigan, Senior Manager at BDO Northern Ireland

Claire is a Senior Manager within the corporate tax department of BDO Northern Ireland. Claire is a Chartered Tax Advisor with 15 years experience.

Claire has significant experience in the corporation tax compliance of large groups and of corresponding with HM Revenue & Customs in relation to corporation tax enquiries, in particular dealing with the complex cross tax enquiries. In recent years Claire has assisted clients with planning for the Senior Accounting Officer regime and publishing their Tax Strategy.

Sean Lavery, Partner at BDO Northern Ireland

Sean is a Tax Partner within BDO Northern Ireland. He joined the firm in 1993 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995 and as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1997, when he was awarded the Spofforth Medal in recognition of achieving first place in the UK in the Capital Taxes and Trusts paper.

With over 20 years of experience, Sean has a wide and varied knowledge of most taxes, and in particular advises on corporate tax matters including group tax planning and corporate debt issues, merger and acquisition transactions, business sales including succession planning, business incorporations, remuneration planning and property taxation.

CEF offices, 143 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6SX
Registration will commence at 9.20am for 9.30am start. The seminar will finish at approximately 11.30am.

Refreshments will be available.


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