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Jun 2018
13:00 UTC
Understanding Tax Sovereignty: A Webinar
Understanding Tax Sovereignty: A Webinar

Our June webinar focused on issues revolving around tax sovereignty, particularly in the European Union, and took place on Wednesday, June 20th at 14:00 London BST.

Questions answered included:

  • What is tax sovereignty?
  • What is the functional role of sovereignty in taxation?
  • Why is tax sovereignty important?
  • How has the OECD’s BEPS project affected tax sovereignty? Has this change been for the best?
  • What are your thoughts on the EU’s plan for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) and how does this impact tax sovereignty?
  • How important was the role of tax sovereignty in the UK’s exit from the European Union?
  • How will taxation change with Brexit?
  • How does a jurisdiction achieve a semblance of balance between an individual’s fundamental human rights and the state’s exercise of tax sovereignty?
  • And many more!

Submit Your Follow-Up Questions on Tax Sovereignty

If you have any questions that weren't covered during the event, please make sure to submit as many as you’d like in the forum thread linked to below.



Dr. Csaba Magyar

Dr. Csaba Magyar,

TEP, Managing Director,

Crystal Worldwide Group,


Dr. Csaba Magyar, TEP is the managing director of the Hungarian branch of Crystal Worldwide Group. He is a graduate of the Law Faculty of Pázmány Péter Catholic University and afterwards obtained the Accredited Tax Consultant Certification. He passed the BAR examination before attaining accreditation as an Insolvency Practitioner and Asset Controller. Then he became a Chartered International Tax Expert.
He is the co-founder of the Society of Hungarian Trust and Estate Practitioners and he is the vice-chair of the Association of Hungarian Tax Experts. Csaba holds seminars and courses about international taxation in different training institutes and universities for tax advisors and lawyers.

Dr. Ronen Palan

Dr. Ronen Palan,

Professor of International Politics,

City University London,

United Kingdom

Ronen Palan is professor of International Political Economy at City, University of London. He published several books on tax havens and offshore finance, including The Offshore World: Sovereign Markets, Virtual Places, and Nomad Millionaires (Cornell, 2003) and Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works (Cornell, 2010) with Richard Murphy and Christian Chavagneux. He is currently working on two large EU grants investigation various aspect of tax avoidance.

Dr. Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar,

Assistant Professor,

University of Dubai,


Dr. Ajay Kumar holds a PhD in International Economic Law from the University of Manchester and has previously taught at Manchester Metropolitan University & Robert Gordon University in the UK. Presently, he works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Dubai and also as a consultant with PB First, a boutique International Tax Law practice.

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