Anne Freden is a VAT senior manager in Ernst & Young's London office. She has more than eight years of experience advising clients on the operational management of indirect tax, including global supply chain transformations, the management of indirect tax risk, implementation of ERP systems and shared service center implementations. She leads the UK offering on the management of indirect tax risk.
Anne has worked with many multinational corporations on European and global projects, focusing on the global management of indirect tax. She has worked in indirect tax in both the UK and in the Netherlands and has delivered engagements in Europe, Africa and Asia. She has experience across a number of industry sectors but primarily works in the consumer and industrial products and pharmaceutical sectors.
Anne received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and a Master of Sciences degree from the London School of Economics.
Gijsbert Bulk is based in Amsterdam and is Indirect Tax leader for our EMEIA area. He focuses on international VAT and in particular telecommunications, electronic commerce, software products, computer hardware, immovable property, health sciences and banking, financial and insurance transactions.
Gijsbert has extensive experience in the field of immovable property transfer tax and insurance premium tax as well. He has represented both the Tax Office and Ernst & Young many times in court, including the ECJ cases Levob, Horizon College and Ahold.
Gijsbert is a graduate in tax law from Leiden University and was a VAT inspector from 1989?95. He joined us in 1995.
Mark Tafft is based in Sydney and is Indirect Tax leader for our Oceania sub-area. He is a Partner in Ernst & Young's Indirect Tax's practice with over twenty four years of experience in Indirect Tax consulting. Mark was admitted as a partner of Ernst & Young in 1995 and served as a partner with Andersen from 1999 before re-joining Ernst & Young in 2002.
Mark has extensive experience in servicing large multi-national and domestic clients, property clients, infrastructure projects, financial institutions, government and semi government authorities and industry associations. He is also actively involved in coordinating and delivering tax services to large multinational corporations.
Mark received a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of NSW and a Master of Laws degree from UTS.
Philip Robinson is our Global Director of Indirect Tax. He is also actively involved in coordinating and delivering tax services to large multinational corporations.
Philip's experience as tax advisor covers most areas of taxation which are important for the large corporations operating in an international environment, i.e., cross-border planning, transaction support, transfer pricing and indirect tax. He has a doctorate in History from the University of Zurich as well as a Masters in Business Administration and Economics from the University of St. Gallen.
Philip is a certified Swiss tax professional and regularly publishes articles, speaks at seminars and lectures at the University of Zurich. He is a member of the Tax Committee of the Swiss Fiduciary Chamber and of the Executive Board of the Swiss branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).
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