- The Big 5 Construct Nigeria
Thomas founded Aurifer, a boutique tax firm established in Dubai. 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 quality people who want to make their mark in the Gulf tax market. The changes lying ahead are profound for a market with little tax experience. His firm is excited to be part of this evolution.
He 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 involved in tax policy in Europe and the Gulf. Recently, he has been assisting businesses in assessing their readiness for the introduction of VAT on 1 January 2018.
He is also teaching VAT at Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi in the first tax LL.M of its kind in the Gulf. He also joined his former university (Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management) to teach an introductory course on tax law to master students.
He is hands-on, proactive and combine a technical skill set with a sound understanding of what makes businesses tick.