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Dr Robert Attard

EY Malta Tax Leader Partner

Tax law expert and published author. Senior lecturer.

Office Msida, MT

Robert is  EY Malta's Tax Leader, a tenured senior lecturer at the University of Malta and a member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. In the 2015-2017 IBFD General Report on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights, Robert was described as a well-known authority broadly experienced in the practical protection of taxpayers’ rights and a prominent member of the legal practice. In Malta, Robert argued cases at all levels arguing a suite of Constitutional cases (the Geranzi Case m, the Angelo Zahra Case and others) that have led to a paradigm shift relating to the legal classification of administrative penalties. He submitted arguments in the ECtHR Grand Chamber Case of Lekic v. Slovenia and forms part of the Supervisory Council of the Observatory for Taxpayers’ Rights. In 2021, the EATLP invited him to draft its submissions to the EU Commission relating to EU taxpayer protection. Having served as a panelist at the 2015 IFA Congress, he formed part of a study group of the International Law Association on the “Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights” (co-chaired by Advocate General Juliane Kokott and Pasquale Pistone). Robert is a published author on tax law publishing articles in European Taxation, EC Tax Review, World Tax Journal and the British Tax Review. Robert’s books on Maltese taxation have been cited by the Administrative Review Tribunal and the Court of Appeal (including especially the Paul Ciantar Case and Case 27/18VG involving the taxation of highly mobile workers). Robert’s most recent publication is Taxation at the European Court of Human Rights co-authored with former ECtHR judge Pinto de Albuquerque (Wolters Kluwer Law 2023). 

How Robert is building a better working world

“The implications of taxation and the law aren't just local anymore. They're global, with severe penalties for inaccurate reporting and failures in regulatory compliance. Our aim is to simplify the complex. We operate across borders and allow our clients to focus on growing their business with peace of mind.”


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