Tax - including Disputes
We have one of the largest and broadest tax practices in a law firm, including a market-leading tax dispute resolution practice – the only one to be top-ranked in all the leading legal directories. We provide strategic tax advice across a range of taxes and support clients in relation to their transactions. We also help UK and multinational clients with practical and technical aspects of their share...
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Over the last few years the pressure to increase tax revenues has led to continued complex changes to tax legislation, coupled with a more aggressive approach to tax planning from HMRC. Our team of lawyers, accountants and former HMRC officers gives us a broad perspective and enables us to guide you through the maze of complex rules to help you achieve your business objectives.
We are leading advisers on employee share plans and incentives. Our highly specialised team is led by lawyers who are independently recognised experts in this field, with significant experience of advising clients on all aspects of their equity-based incentives and wider executive remuneration issues. Our team is at the forefront of innovation and thinking in this area.
Effective handling of relations with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) presents challenges. Managing tax disputes requires a clear understanding of both the dispute process and the tax technical issues. It is for this reason that we believe that specialist skills in both are required to provide best advice in this area.
Our specialist tax investigations team can assist taxpayers who are concerned about their tax compliance history - particularly in light of impending "FATCA" data exchange involving offshore jurisdictions - or who are currently under investigation by HMRC. We work directly with clients or in conjunction with their existing advisers.
Our indirect tax team combines the expertise and experience of lawyers, tax advisers, accountants, former in-house heads of indirect tax and ex HMRC officers. From such a broad pool we are able to offer advice which is bespoke, accurate and commercially aware.
High and Ultra high net worth individuals, non UK domiciled indviduals, shareholders and their trustees and family foundations all need to be able to manage their tax affairs to best effect for their businesses, their families and themselves.
Our Middle East tax service, delivered out of our offices in Dubai and Doha, has extensive experience in delivering tax efficient but commercial solutions to businesses in the region. We advise on the most suitable approach to the structuring of overseas investment, but also support businesses investing into the region, including the establishment of entities in the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and...