Country Tax Lead, Shell Africa and former Tax Adviser for Iraq : “I hereby would gladly recommend GTS and I will speak very highly of their dedication and service to their clients. I have been working with Parwin and the GTS team going on 3 years now. GTS are very dedicated, professional, engaged, thorough, diligent, knowledgeable, and extremely competent. As you must know, taxes in the Middle East especially Iraq are very challenging and difficult to manage from afar as well as locally. The GTS team are able to navigate all of the issues and resolve them in the most professional and direct manner. This ends up saving tremendous time, effort, and money for us. I would highly recommend GTS and have no issues with how they do business or their reputation. In the beginning of our relationship, I explained to GTS that we must adhere very strictly to US FCPA and UK Anti-Bribery acts. GTS completely understand this and there has never once been any issue even mentioned. GTS are professionals and very ethical; which is paramount for us.
Director of Finance, Ecolog International FZE: “I have been working with Ms. Parwin Dina, Partner in Global Tax Services FZ LLC for quite some years now including the time she was heading the International Tax Practice of Deloitte Middle East in Dubai. Currently GTS is our sole tax advisor for Iraq, and has provided tax efficient structures for Kuwait, Qatar and I am extremely pleased with the services that they provide. In many instances they have gone out of their scope of work to assist us in dealing with issues in Iraq as well as other jurisdictions. I have already recommended the firm to other companies working in UAE, Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Afghanistan. They have an excellent network and team in the relevant jurisdictions with which they provide seamless services. I am really happy to note that they have been nominated for this coveted award from UAE and wish them all the very best.”
CFO CGG Group UAE: “We, at Ardiseis, have used GTS extensively over the past years mainly regarding our projects in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Qatar, France and Oman. At all times we appreciated their promptness to our queries. They are professional, organised and their reports are clear and sufficiently technical. Whether concerning taxes or administrative processes, they are prompter than other service providers we know and show more practical experience.”
CFO Societe Generale, Saudi Arabia: “We rely on GTS for VAT implementation and it was a new topic in KSA, however the VAT impact assessment report helped us to gain knowledge in this area. The report was very clear and comprehensive, I would rate it 9 out of 10. Parwin was able to to clear all points in a simple way and she was very collaborative and available all the time to respond to our queries. Parwin is very professional and an expert in VAT.”
Technip VP subsea Engineering: “Jean-Olivier has given evidence of his proactive management and analytical approach to manage Tax scheme & optimization for a key subsea project in Asia where contractual & commercial environment was very challenging. His contribution with regard to Tax and Legal statements was significant during the negotiation with the Client.”
Managing Director of Technip Global Service :” Jean-Olivier’s knowledge on International Taxation is very good. His understanding / grasping power is excellent. Indeed he is pleasant personality and a good friend too.”