♦ Mr. Christian Schmidt, Regional Director Global Customs & Trade Compliance EMEA, Adient
Christian is Adient´s Regional Director of Global Customs & Trade Compliance, responsible for EMEA´s Border Operations and Center of Expertise covering Export Control, Classification, Valuation and Origin. His focus covers operational customs excellence and effective implementation for foreign trade related projects in the Region.
He brings more than 13 years of experience in international trade serving different foreign trade roles including leadership positions cross industrial sectors, where he worked on implementation and developing efficient customs strategies as well as establishment of lean high professional organizational structures.
The EMEA Global Customs & Trade Compliance Organization is accountable for 21 Countries with more than 80 locations.
♦ Mr. Michael Schäfer, Partner, Deloitte
Michael Schäfer is Partner and head of Deloitte‘s Global Trade Advisory (GTA) Team in Germany since January 2015. He has more than 25 years of experience in customs and global trade matters. Michael Schäfer started his career as auditor for the German customs authorities. Consecutively he gathered experience in industrial enterprises as head of goods dispatch and customs. He implemented export control management and customs systems and added during his time at SAP a profound knowledge in SAP ERP. He was responsible for the go-to-market for SAP’s global trade management solution (SAP GTS) in Europe. Before joining Deloitte, Michael worked as Consultant and was leading several IT-related customs & trade projects.
Master in financial administration (customs)
Master in business administration
•EU Customs law
•Preferential trade agreements
•German / EU export controls
•Customs processes and organisation
•Customs & trade systems in logistics
•Audits and review projects
•Aerospace & defense
•Technology Logistic Service providers
♦ Mr. Pablo Muniz, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis
Pablo Muñiz is a partner in Van Bael & Bellis’ Brussels office. He has specialised in EU trade law since 2001, with a particular emphasis on EU customs law, including customs classification, origin issues, customs valuation controversies, export controls and sanctions. He regularly advises clients on multi-jurisdictional customs matters involving the European Commission, OLAF, and the World Customs Organization (WCO).
Pablo represents clients before national customs administrations. His extensive experience extends to litigation before the EU and national courts. Recent cases before the EU Court of Justice include Case C-552/14 P Canon Europa v Commission and Case C-553/14 P Kyocera Mita Europe v Commission, where the Court addressed the issue of whether economic operators could challenge the validity of EU customs measures directly before the EU Courts.
Pablo is widely published and regularly participates in training seminars organised by the WCO as an expert speaker on various customs matters, as well as other conferences in Europe, the US and South America. He is on the Editorial Board of the Trade and Customs Journal. He is recognised as a leading practitioner in his field by major legal directories, including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.
♦ Mr. Frederic Jacquot, Head of Customs & Excise, Airbus
Frederic was for 11 years in the law firm Ernst & Young and was leading the French customs practice. He was part of the international customs network and was as such involved in multinational projects from automotive to textile including oil and aeronautic in customs, excises and VAT matters. Before that, he was working as assistant to the customs counsellor of French Customs in Washington D.C.
He joined Airbus in 2010 in Toulouse as customs director. From then, he has been working constantly to ensure customs compliance from transfer pricing issues with USA, in the deployment of new customs IT tools as in China or by implementing corporate customs policies.
♦ Mr. Roy van Montfort, Senior Director of Solutions Consulting, E2open
Roy joined Amber Road, now part of E2open, 6 years ago as a Solutions Consultant.
With more than 20 years of experience in the global trade industry, Roy has performed various roles within leading software solution vendors and logistics providers.
Roy has an extensive global trade consulting experience with a focus on Customs & Compliance, ICT Management, Business Consulting and Operational improvement, which complements previous work in Logistics Management Execution. Roles have included consulting, implementation, project management and Business analysis for customers across the world in different sectors, including automotive, high tech, retail, chemical industry and 3PL.
Mr. Henk Hartman, Senior Manager Indirect Tax, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Mr. Tamas Toth, Head of Global Customs and Foreign Trade, Ivoclar Vivadent AG
Mr. Christian Struck, Head of Customs, Wacker Chemie AG
Mr. Makram Gharsallah, Customs & Trade Compliance Manager, Axalta
Should you wish to join our esteemed speaker panel at this event, please contact Mr. Alex Terry on email@example.com
Van Bael & Bellis is a leading independent law firm based in Brussels with more than 30 years of experience in EU trade and customs law, specialising in trade defence instruments, investigations and export controls. The firm has an office in Geneva dedicated to WTO matters. With nearly 70 lawyers coming from 20 different countries, we offer our clients the support of a highly effective team of professionals with multi-jurisdictional expertise and an international perspective. Our expertise is focused and specific, resulting in deep experience within our specialisations, which include EU competition law, EU regulatory law and Belgian business law.
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By Sonia Nencka|2020-09-23T15:45:44+00:00June 13th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Customs Compliance in Europe 2020 conference, 3rd – 4th of November 2020, Dusseldorf, Germany