Phillipe leads our indirect tax practice for Bahrain and has 25 years of experience in Value-added Tax (VAT) and other transactional taxes. He understands the business environment in Bahrain and the broader region and has worked closely with GCC governments on the development and implementation of their VAT laws and tax authority infrastructure.

He has also advised companies and authorities on VAT and indirect taxes in Australia, India and Europe and served as the personal advisor to an EU Commissioner for taxation.

Education and qualifications
University of Leuven (September 1986 – June 1991) Law degree with the mention “cum laude”
Universite Libre de Bruxelles (September 1991 – August 1992) Master Degree in Tax Law


KPMG Fakhro (Bahrain)


Partner, Head of Tax and Corporate Services KPMG in Bahrain