As Senior Excise and Trade Advisor at BLOMSTEIN, Hardy Bublitz takes an advisory role in proceedings concerning European and national customs law and excise as well as energy taxes. Based on many years of experience in leading positions in the indirect tax department at Shell Deutschland AG and Oil GmbH, he provides valuable expertise to our clients.
Before joining BLOMSTEIN in February 2018, Hardy was in leading positions at Shell Deutschland AG- and Oil GmbH from 2000 till 2017. From 2009 till 2013 he was the Indirect Tax Lead at the EMEA Ecxise Duties & Customs Department, and from 2013 till 2017 Indirect Tax Lead at the Advocacy & Litigation DACH Department.
Hardy is very actively involved in industry associations, such as MWV, BDI and FuelsEurope, and since 2018 he acts as an independent consultant and lecturer for general excises and energy tax, i.a. at the Hamburger Zollakademie.
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