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Walter Cutajar is based in Taxand Malta where he is the managing director at Avanzia Taxand Ltd., Malta's leading independent firm of tax advisors. With over 20 years of experience in local and international tax, Walter maintains a reputation of adopting a commercial approach to his advice. Predominantly working with multi national companies he has provided structuring and transactional advice on the full range of corporate tax activities including M&A, reorganisations and cross border restructurings.
Walter currently advises a number of multi national companies and also sits on the board of directors of a number of companies. Apart from his wealth of experience in international tax matters including tax planning, treaty interpretation and advice he also has a great deal of knowledge on corporate matters, company law, management and administration. He specialises in international tax matters with particular reference to holding companies, treasury and finance operations and IP companies.
During his time as a Big 4 partner he was responsible for the firm’s tax department and a regular participant in international tax conferences, seminars and other events. He continues to give various lectures and presentations and is the author of various taxation articles.
Walter holds a first degree in Accounting and a post graduate in International Tax Law. He is a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, a member of the Institute of Financial Accountants in the UK, a member of the Malta Institute of Taxation, a member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, a member of the International Fiscal Association and sits on various councils and committees in the fields of taxation and financial services. For a number of years he was an examiner in taxation with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK.