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UK Guide 2023
UK-wide Tax: Contentious
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Band 2

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

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 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. The team has additional sector expertise within the energy and media industries.

Work Highlights

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  • The Freshfields tax team advised Heathrow Airport on a judicial review application following the decision by the UK Government to abolish the UK VAT Retail Export Scheme and to withdraw airside tax-free shopping in UK airports from the end of the Brexit transition period.

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Notable Practitioners

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Helen Buchanan
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Helen Buchanan
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Helen Buchanan is head of Freshfields' global tax dispute practice. She 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.

"Helen Buchanan has a really good sense of strategy and very good judgement."

"Helen did an excellent job. She had a deep level of experience and technical knowledge."

Sarah Bond
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Sarah Bond
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Up and Coming

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 at client management - I felt important to her."

"She has exceptional technical expertise and she's extremely pragmatic."

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Helen Buchanan
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Helen Buchanan
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Sarah Bond
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