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

November 2021
AGN firm Windham Brannon Placed #4 on the Best Firms To Work For , For Young Accountants.


Each year, Accounting Today and Best Companies Group recognize the 100 Best Firms to Work For in the U.S. Accounting Today then picks the 10 Best Firms for Young Accountants from this list, based on the responses of their younger staff to a comprehensive employee survey.

All firms on the list are members of the 2021 class of the Best Firms to Work For; to qualify for the Best Firms for Young Accountants, they needed to have at least 15 employees who were under the age of 30 or have employees under 30 constitute at least 10 per cent of their total. The response rate for employees under the age of 30 to the anonymous employee survey must be at least 40 per cent. Firms were then ranked according to the average positive response rate to the survey of employees under 30. 

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November 2021

M&A Outlook II - The AGN Global Survey of M&A activity: The Foothills of Future Change?

AGN Global Business Voice:

This latest edition of the AGN Global Business Voice survey follows M&A Outlook I, (The Calm Before The Storm), conducted in early 2021 – which gave us a snapshot of how AGN members’ corporate finance activity had been impacted by the global pandemic. Volumes and values were down – but perhaps not as much as one might have expected, and it was clear that there was concern about future levels of distressed sales due to an anticipated downturn in economic fortunes.

Just over half a year later, we now look again into this fascinating area. It would appear that many economies have bounced back with greater energy than might have, at one point, been expected. Regardless, some economies are now burdened with huge public debt, and as pundits are pointing out, “someone will have to pay”, and the question for us is how will that affect global M&A business?

Access the publication to discover the high-level, opinion-based picture from our international panel of business advisory accountants. What is happening in their region or country?

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November 2021

Business Alert: Key Account Management

AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

Many trends have accelerated off the back of the pandemic. In particular, we talk about technology and our human capital within the business. But what about our customers? How have future needs and desires evolved, and what are we doing to find out about it?

According to Bain & Co research, a 5% increase in customer retention rates increases account profitability between 25% and 95%. Imagine the impact if you can apply this effect to your biggest, best, and most lucrative clients – or more especially to those existing clients that have the potential to become the biggest, best and most lucrative.

This GBV highlights some of the challenging paradigms which can be barriers to getting KAM off the ground.

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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)  


Regional Director: Marlijn Lawson


3 More London Riverside London SE1 2RE United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)