Join our Business Travellers Event tailored to the Financial Services Industry - 21 May, Zurich - Banking blog

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Register to our Business Travellers Event with a focus on the Financial Services Industry on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 in Zurich. We will discuss the current regulatory and compliance landscape for international business travellers.

What is the event about? 

  • The global trends driving increased risk in relation to business travel;
  • The growing regulatory burden on employers and employees, and the increased efforts by authorities to enforce these regulations;
  • Permanent Establishment risks in relation to business travel;
  • The steps employers are taking to monitor business travel risks and improve governance; and
  • Current market best practice - prioritising compliance risks, quantifying costs and addressing duty of care considerations.

You will have the opportunity to share and discuss your own challenges, experiences and lessons learned with other participants from the Financial Services industry.

Limited seats available. 

Register now


16.00 - 16.15  Arrival, registration and coffee
16.15 - 16.30  Welcome and introduction
16.30 - 17.15  Global Mobility aspects of business travellers
17.15 - 17.45   Business travellers and permanent establishment issues
17.45 - 18.15   Roundtable discussion
18.15 - 18.30  Summary and Q&A
18.30               Networking Apéro


Park Hyatt Zurich, Beethoven-Strasse 21, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland

If you would like to discuss more on this topic, please do reach out to one of the key contacts below.



Renaat Van den Eeckhaut – Partner, Global Employer Services Leader Switzerland and EMEA

Renaat leads the Global Employer Services (GES) Practice for Deloitte Switzerland and EMEA. He specialises in international assignment and cross-border employment matters and advises on tax, social security and international mobility policies. Renaat has nearly 20 years of experience with Deloitte Belgium and Switzerland and has worked with many companies across a broad range of industries. Renaat holds a Master in Law and Accounting Law and has authored many publications on international taxation.



Markus Weber - Partner, Financial Services Tax & Legal Leader Switzerland

Markus heads the Financial Services Tax practice. He has more than ten years of experience in advising financial institutions in the banking, insurance and asset management sector, covering the full range of relevant taxes. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was the managing director of a fund management company, followed by a role as executive director in the group tax department of a leading Swiss bank, where he was responsible for compliance with cross-border U.S. tax regulations.



Peter Brülisauer - Partner, International Tax

Peter is a tax partner with extensive experience in advising multinational companies on tax matters. This includes corporate restructuring, acquisition, finance restructuring, IP- and R&D-planning, cross-border tax planning, tax effective supply chain management as well as function and risk allocation within multinational groups. He also specialises in permanent establishment (PE) planning as well as profit attribution between PEs. Peter is lecturer in national and international taxation at the University of St. Gallen and a frequent speaker at tax conferences. He has a PhD in Law, University of St. Gallen and is Swiss Certified Tax Expert.


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Jake Higgitt - Senior Manager, Global Employer Services

Jake has 11 years’ experience in the field of Global Mobility, working with clients in all industries and of all sizes. He is the global engagement lead on two of the Swiss firm’s largest tax engagements, responsible for coordinating the provision of services globally. Jake leads our Business Travel Services offering in Switzerland. 



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