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May 2017
6:00 UTC
An Introduction to European Non-Dom Tax Regimes
European Non-Dom Tax

Find out more about non-dom tax regimes in Europe, specifically those in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Malta, Cyprus and Italy.

Questions covered included:

  • What is a non-dom? How is it defined in your jurisdiction?
  • When is an individual considered to have a domicile in your jurisdiction?
  • Overall, what are the main benefits and drawbacks of being a non-dom?
  • What tax charges do non-doms face?
  • And plenty more!

Any Follow-Up Questions on European Non-Dom Tax Regimes?

As usual, we are now accepting your follow-up questions on non-dom tax regimes throughout Europe.

Please feel free to submit as many questions as you’d like.



Claudio Todesco

Claudio Todesco,

Chartered Accountant & Auditor,

Lawpartners Studio Legale e Tributario,


Claudio is a Chartered Accountant and Auditor for Italian firm lawpartners Studio Legale e Tributario, where he’s been since 2012. Claudio was admitted to the Association of Chartered Accountants and Auditors in 2009 and in 2011 obtained a Research Doctorate in Company Economics Law from the Graduate School of Law of the University of Verona. He has broad experience regarding domestic and international taxation, accounting, corporate finance transactions and individual taxation.

Dmitry Zapol

Dmitry Zapol,

International Tax Advisor & Partner

Dmitry is an international tax and business adviser with practical knowledge of the principles of individual and corporate international taxation and cross-border business planning. He joined IFS in September 2010 after earning his LL.M (Tax) degree at King’s College, London. Five years prior to this, Dmitry earned his LL.B Law at Durham University. Dmitry is a qualified Russian lawyer and, prior to coming to the UK, he was an associate at Moscow City Bar Association “Barshchevsky & Partners.” Dmitry holds the Advanced Diploma in International Tax (ADIT).

Demis Ioannou

Demis Ioannou,

International Tax Advisor & Director,

Taxatelier Ltd,


Demis works as an internationaltax adviser and director for Taxatelier Ltd in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Demis launched his career as an auditor with KPMG in Cyprus but then made the transition to tax advice. His clients include HNWIs and international companies, and he focuses on ethics in taxation, tax planning, double tax treaties, corporate finance, international tax, and BEPS, among others. Demis has also penned several tax opinion letters, obtained tax rulings and acted as a key speaker on a wide array of tax topics.

Demis is a Chartered Accountant and he received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Hertfordshire University in the UK. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Tax Law from Oxford University.

João Gil Figueira

João Gil Figueira,

Country Manager,



João Gil Figueira (JD, LLM, MMgt) is a Portuguese international tax lawyer, business consultant and lecturer who advises multinational firms and individuals regarding taxation, residency and asset protection in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries.

In addition to managing the firm’s tax department, he also provides counsel on other aspects of cross-border transactions, such as contracts, real estate, corporate finance and governance. He is experienced in providing comprehensive and well-rounded advice on living and investing in and from Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions.

Laszlo Kiss

Laszlo Kiss,

Managing Director,

Discus Holdings Ltd,


Laszlo is the founder, owner and managing director of Discus Holdings Ltd., which was one of the official exclusive agents appointed by the Economics Committee of the Hungarian Parliament in 2013 to handle applications for the Hungarian Residency Bond Program.

Many in the international immigration and business community regard Mr. Laszlo Kiss as a leading authority and much-sought-after speaker on immigration, entrepreneurship, business and tax structuring in Central and Eastern Europe.

Laszlo has over twenty years of experience in international immigration, business and tax structuring. He founded OCRA (Eastern Europe) Ltd., which became the largest privately-owned consultancy firm in Hungary to offer tax and corporate structuring and immigration solutions in Hungary. After running the company as managing director he retired from the day-to-day management of the business in 2006, concentrating in private equity and real estate investments. He founded Discus Holdings Ltd., in 2013, a private company offering participation in the Hungarian Residency Bond Program.

Academically, Laszlo earned his Bachelor’s from the College of Hospitality and Tourism, his Master’s from the Budapest University of Economics. He became a certified tax advisor in 1990 and studied International Relations at the Salve Regina University on Rhode Island, USA. He has been a member of the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA) since 1994 and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) since 2006, and works as the Treasurer of the Hungarian STEP Branch.

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