The 2024 GATA Gibraltar Tax Essay Prize launches today

The 2024 GATA Gibraltar Tax Essay Prize, sponsored by Sovereign Trust Gibraltar Limited and created by Grahame Jackson in 2022, is officially launched today in Gibraltar. Jackson, who serves as Chair of GATA, Tax Advisory Partner at Hassans, and podcast host, introduces this prestigious competition aimed at both professionals and non-professionals.

A distinguished panel of experts invites submissions of academic essays that demonstrate thorough analysis, critical thinking, and exploration of theoretical or practical issues. Participants may choose to delve into either domestic Gibraltar taxation – encompassing various levies imposed by the Government of Gibraltar or its affiliated agencies – or international taxation matters affecting Gibraltar’s taxation systems, including both direct and indirect taxes.

The judging panel comprises Rory Mullan QC from Old Square Tax Chambers, John Azzopardi CTA, Tax Director at RSM, Lynette Chaudhary CTA, Tax Director at Sovereign Tax Services, Jamie Trinidad KC, Senior Counsel at Albertson Solicitors and Consultant at Isolas LLP, along with Grahame Jackson ADIT.

Lynette Chaudhary, Tax Director at Sovereign Tax Services commented: “The objective of the Prize is to recognise and increase accessibility to sound and insightful literature on the Gibraltar taxation system and its place in the international taxation system.

Pooling academic knowledge from across the profession, and recognising individuals for their work, will be beneficial to the Gibraltar tax profession and to Gibraltar as a whole.”

Grahame Jackson, Chair of the judging panel, adds: “I would like to take this opportunity to once again congratulate Anthony Jimenez and Samuel Marrache who won the overall and u25 prizes respectively in the prize two years ago.

Gibraltar is a leading global finance centre with an active tax profession. We should encourage talent, reward tax related activities and encourage those who have strong and innovative opinions and thinking to come to the fore and ensure that this knowledge is accessible and helpful to up-and-coming tax professionals.

I am delighted that we are once again including an under 25 category and look forward to reading their insights.”

Each submission must be original, ranging between 2500 and 7000 words, thoroughly referenced, and avoid simplistic historical accounts or factual summaries of laws. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 21, 2024, with applications to be emailed to Winners will be notified by the end of July 2024.

For detailed rules and inquiries, refer to the official rules document here: or contact

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