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Ahmet Cangöz

Deloitte Turkey

Deloitte Values House

Maslak No1

Sarıyer

Istanbul 34398

Turkey

Tel: +90 212 366 60 91

Email: acangoz@deloitte.com

Website: www.deloitte.com

Ahmet Cangöz, Deloitte Turkey, joined as a tax partner in 2007, having previously worked for the Ministry of Finance as a tax inspector and for a major private Turkish group of companies as a top executive. He has 30 years of experience as a tax professional.

Ahmet leads the tax and legal practice and has been rendering corporate tax certification and tax consultancy services mostly to international clients.

During his career as a tax adviser, Ahmet specifically focused on taxation matters regarding energy and construction projects involving multinational consortia and joint ventures. Also, as a sworn tax adviser and a reputable collaborator, he has assisted with many sizeable tax disputes before the Tax Settlement Committee. He has been an expert witness in many local tax court cases and several international disputes as well.

Ahmet graduated from Ankara University with a BA in economics (1985), and earned an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, US (1995). He also holds certificates from Ankara University (1992) and Cornell University (2012).

He is certified as a sworn financial adviser (1995) and is registered with the Chamber of Istanbul (2004).

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Niyazi Çömez

Deloitte Turkey

Maslak Mah. Eski Buyukdere Cad. No: 1

Maslakno/1 Sariyer

Istanbul, 34398

Turkey

Tel: +90 212 366 60 69

Email: ncomez@deloitte.com

Website: www.deloitte.com

Niyazi Cömez, Deloitte Turkey, is a partner with more than 30 years of experience as a Turkish international and local tax specialist. Before joining Deloitte, Niyazi spent 14 years as an inspector of taxes and head of department at the Turkish tax authority. Since leaving the Turkish tax authority in 1999, he has been an adviser, assisting clients with strategic planning and defence of their tax disputes. He has also appeared in tax courts and tax settlement committees as an expert witness relating to tax matters.

Niyazi serves a range of multinational clients, with particular focus on real estate investment, private equity, financial services, insurance and mergers and acquisitions. As an experienced trainer, he lectured at various OECD tax training programmes in Ankara, Budapest and Vienna. Niyazi is a member of the tax steering committee of the Association of Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen (TUSIAD) and working group of the Tax Council, and is a sworn-in tax adviser.

Niyazi has an MA in economics from Ankara University and an MBA from Leicester University in the UK. He also holds a certificate from Harvard University's international tax programme.

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Gündoğan Durak

Deloitte Turkey

Deloitte Values House

Maslak No 1 Sarıyer

İstanbul 34398

Turkey

Tel: +90 212 3666256

Fax: +90 212 3666015

Email: gdurak@deloitte.com

Website: www.deloitte.com

Gündoğan Durak, Deloitte Turkey, is a tax director and has more than 15 years of experience as a Turkish international and local tax specialist. He joined Deloitte Turkey in 2013 and focused on tax litigation and controversy practice, as well as the taxation of the financial sector. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was a tax inspector at the Ministry of Finance and conducted tax audits of companies operating in different sectors including finance, manufacturing, infrastructure, construction and textiles.

Gündoğan possesses extensive knowledge of direct and indirect tax laws and has expertise in the taxation of financial instruments. He worked on the tax due diligence and international tax compliance projects. Gündoğan has been rendering tax return certification and tax consultancy services to national and international clients.

He manages tax disputes for clients during their tax investigations and advises them on how to secure the most favourable outcome in an efficient manner. He represents clients in law courts and administrative hearings.

Gündoğan is a member of the tax steering committee of the Association of Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen (TUSIAD).

He is certified as a sworn financial adviser (2013) and is registered with the Chamber of Istanbul.

Gündoğan has a bachelors degree in public administration from Hacettepe University (2001). He earned his Masters of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois (2010). He holds designations as a CPA (US, Illinois), CMA and CGMA. He is also a certified independent auditor in Turkey.

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Refik Yaşar Durusoy

Deloitte Turkey

Deloitte Values House

Maslak No 1 Sarıyer

İstanbul 34398

Turkey

Tel: +90 212 3666256

Fax: +90 212 3666015

Email: ydurusoy@deloitte.com

Website: www.deloitte.com

Refik Yaşar Durusoy, Deloitte Turkey, is a partner with more than 25 years of experience as a Turkish international and local tax specialist. Before joining Deloitte, he worked as a tax inspector at the Ministry of Finance. During his career as a tax adviser, Yaşar has been rendering tax return certification, tax consultancy and VAT refund services to clients. Yaşar focuses on taxation matters regarding tourism, manufacturing and construction projects.

Yaşar specialises in R&D incentives, M&A taxation matters, tax optimisation and tax planning in restructuring projects.

Yaşar has provided tax litigation services for national and multinational enterprises and is highly experienced in handling the complex and technical field of tax law. He has represented client in law courts and administrative hearings. He has also appeared in tax courts and tax settlement committees as an expert witness relating to tax matters.

He is certified as a sworn financial adviser (2013) and is registered with the Chamber of Istanbul. He is also a certified independent auditor in Turkey.

He has a bachelors degree in finance from Istanbul University.

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Ersin Nazali

Nazali Attorney Partnership

Elit Residence

19 Mayıs Cad.

Dr. İsmet Öztürk Sok. 3/28 Kat: 10

Şişli 34360 Istanbul

Turkey

Tel: +90 212 380 0640

Fax: +90 212 217 1890

Email: enazali@nazali.av.tr

Website: www.nazali.av.tr

Ersin Nazali is the managing partner at Nazali Attorney Partnership. He has considerable knowledge in several tax areas including tax investigations, litigation, transfer pricing, and tax free restructuring of companies.

Ersin, who worked as a tax inspector for nine years under the Revenue Administration, began working as a tax consultant and attorney in the private sector from August 2012.

He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences and also Dicle University, Faculty of Law. He has a master's degree from Istanbul University in financial law (MSc) and also from King's College London, School of Law in international tax law (LLM). He is currently working on his PhD thesis entitled 'Transfer Pricing from Tax Perspective' in the Fiscal Law Department at Istanbul University.

After his graduation from university in 2001, Ersin worked at Arthur Andersen and then as deputy inspector at the Prime Ministry Board of Inspection. In 2004, he was appointed as the assistant tax inspector and in 2007 became a tax inspector.

In academic year 2008-09, he served as a part-time lecturer at Aydin University. During this time, he also participated in several conferences and seminars organised by various institutions and organisations. After being appointed to the Tax Council in March 2009, Ersin advised officials on tax legislation. He was also part of the consultancy commission, which is an organ of the Tax Inspectors' Board, as a member and reporter. Ersin is one of the founders of the tax disputes department within the Tax Inspectors' Board.

Ersin has written over 80 articles published in several tax journals and books including:

  • 'Liquidation, Merger, Acquisition, Spin-off and Conversion of Joint Stock and Limited Liable Companies in respect of Tax and New Turkish Commercial Code' (4th edition, 2015);

  • 'International Tax Law-Transfer Pricing & Double Tax Treaties' (3rd Edition, 2016);

  • 'Tax of Law' (selected articles) (1st Edition, 2014);

  • 'Work Place/Permanent Establishment in respect of Tax Treaties and Turkish Tax Law' (Unpublished, LLM Thesis-King's College, London, 2012);

  • 'Taxation of Securities within the Scope of European Union Harmonization' (Unpublished, Proficiency Study-Tax Inspectors' Board, Istanbul, 2007); and

  • 'Criminal and Tax Liability of Company Directors' (Unpublished, Proficiency Study-Prime Ministry Inspectors Board, Ankara, 2003).

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