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UK-wide Tax: Contentious
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Tax: Contentious - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Provides a full-service contentious tax offering with noted experience advising on high-value disputes involving issues such as transfer pricing. Its impressive clientele includes notable global companies, and it is well known for its handling of complex matters in international markets. Additional sector expertise within the energy and media industries.

Strengths

Sources say: "They are thorough in their answers and clear in the options they provide, and help us understand the pros and cons of the options."

Clients note: "They know their subject matter inside out and are well prepared."

Clients report: "The advice is clear, concise, thought through and conducive to our needs."

Work highlights

Advised Gallaher on a tax appeal concerning whether a tax charge should have applied to an IP asset transfer to a non-EU resident group company.

Notable practitioners

Helen Buchanan is widely seen as one of the leading contentious tax practitioners in the market. She is highly regarded for her experience advising corporates on disputes including transfer pricing, Diverted Profits Tax and CFC-related disputes.
"She is very pragmatic and good technically." "She has a balanced and clear way of advocating the position." "She is very measured and very thought out; she understands what is needed and is able to lay that out in non-tax-speak."

Sarah Bond acts for a range of corporate clients in disputes with HMRC. Her areas of work include Diverted Profits Tax disputes and transfer pricing issues.
"She is excellent. She has incredible technical knowledge, is on top of every detail and is very strategic. She is our go-to person for tax." "She is super responsive, very thoughtful, professional and thorough."

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