Mr. Thomas Vanhee
Thomas founded Aurifer an award - winning boutique tax firm established in Dubai and Riyadh, with a representation office in Brussels.
After a decade of working at tier 1 tax law firms in Brussels and Paris, and after having been seconded with Deloitte in the Gulf, it was time to spread his wings and personally serve the exciting Gulf market. He is grateful to be surrounded by high qualit y people who want to make their mark in the Gulf tax market.
Thomas has been involved in several high - profile deals and have worked for blue chip and quoted companies and institutions in various sectors. In recent years Thomas has also been heavily invol ved in tax policy in Europe and the Gulf. Recently, he has been assisting businesses in assessing the m with their readiness for the introduction of VAT and Corporate Income Tax and helping them with coping with new tax challenges in the Gulf driven by tax reform. He advises businesses on compliance with direct taxation and transfer pricing in the region.
He is the Founder of Gulf Tax Magazine and Co - Chair of the Middlesex/Aurifer GCC Tax Certificate. Thomas is also teaching taxation at Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi since 2017, as well as at the DIFC Academy of Law.
He holds a law degree of the Catholic University of Leuven (cum laude) and a tax master’s degree of Solvay Business School (magna cum laude).
He is hands - on, proactive and combine a technical skill set with a sound understanding of what makes businesses tick