Europe, Middle East & Africa

Powering up Europe’s single market with vibrant firms in the Middle East and Africa makes sense for all firms. While the markets in this region vary greatly, its purpose is to provide excellent business services from the Cape of Good Hope to Norway. This region provides specific programming in services for real estate, construction and financial services, alongside expert knowledge on issues such as IFRS and VAT. Specialized committees keep the region dynamic and ensure members have expert knowledge.

Local experience can be mission-critical when it comes to business ventures. Count on this region to deliver specialist forensic accounting services in the UAE, advisory and risk management in Kuwait and tax advisory services in Nigeria, as well as a full suite of services throughout Europe.

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Our Leadership

The AGN Europe region is led by Chairman, Martin Gibbs, partner of the AGN UK member firm Dafferns Chartered Accountants and it also supported by multi-lingual regional director, Marlijn Lawson.


Martin Gibbs
Dafferns Chartered Accountants
(United Kingdom)
Carsten Ernst
Vice Chairman/Chairman Elect
Wirtschaftstreuhand Group
Rocco Arcidiacono Fiduciaria Mega SA
Pierre-Olivier Cointe

Caderas Martin S.A.
Richard Hempe  SH+C GROUP - Munich 
Anton Kalanov

Thijs Luchtenburg

 DK Accountants & Adviseurs
Zalpha Nassar

Serhal & Co 
Franz Rauchbauer

Multicont Revisions- und Treuhand Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Marlijn Lawson
Regional Director
AGN International - Europe

EMEA Regional Publications


A summary of tax facts of countries in the EMEA region

Check how relevant taxes are regulated in several countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Updated in July 2021.

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Regional News

September 2021
AGN NA member firm Hungerford Nichols Announces Two New Shareholders


Hungerford Nichols CPAs and Advisors announces the election of two new shareholders. Tessa Keena and Steven Triezenberg bring experience, keen leadership and a shared vision to the existing shareholder group. 

The firm continues to grow due to its constant focus on preparing its next generation of leaders for the future.
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September 2021

Making Sense of Cryptocurrencies: Part #5

AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

Welcome to the final part of this GBV series seeking to demystify the world of the cryptocurrency – valuable fiscal tool or fantasy investment vehicle with no intrinsic value?  Since we conceived of this series a few months back, the market value of Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency had hit the heights of U$60,000 per coin, then halved to just over U$30,000 and is now gradually rising again –approaching the U$46,000 mark on 9 August 2021. Volatility is the hallmark of cryptocurrencies.

In this article we explore some of the views of the professionals within our own member firms.  It turns out that cryptocurrency experts are a pretty rare beast – although we suspect this is more to do with a reluctance to step into the spotlight on the topic rather than depth of capability.

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August 2021

Business Alert: Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) - Good Business, Or a Matter Of Survival?

AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

What is a diversity & inclusion (D&I) policy and why is it good business? How do you set yourself up for success? What are some practical takeaways to action now?

A firm’s D&I policy is broader than pursuing equity by gender or ethnicity; it can also tackle sexual orientation, class, age, religious preference and physical or mental disability. A diverse workforce breeds creativity and innovation, useful for both client service and running your own board room! Businesses that don’t operate diverse and inclusive workplaces see higher turnover rates as there’s a greater risk of a more hostile work environment developing. A McKinsey report found that the companies that performed worst on diversity were almost 30% more likely to underperform on profitability.

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Regional Meetings

AGN members regularly meet to network, share expertise and learn more about technical subjects and leadership in their firms. Our major events include one international meeting, the World Congress, which is held in various locations around the world each November.

In addition, each of the four regions holds at least one major all-region meeting a some regions hold more. The EMEA regional major events include the EMEA Regional Meeting usually held in June, and the IFRS/TAX Seminar in September.


Europe, Middle East & Africa

3 More London Riverside London SE1 2RE United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7971 7373 


Regional Director: Marlijn Lawson


3 More London Riverside London SE1 2RE United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7971 7373