Hogan Lovells

Tax: Contentious Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Provides a well-rounded tax litigation service to significant commercial clients. Specialist knowledge in both direct and indirect tax, in addition to transfer pricing. Frequently acts for clients within the technology, financial and manufacturing sectors. Accomplished in advising individual claimants through to global corporations on a range of contentious matters including indirect tax disputes and international financing. Appears before UK and European courts.

Strengths Clients say: "They inspire confidence and have a strong culture of collaboration."

Other interviewees note: "They bring a lot of experience and expertise to the subject matter and client service is prompt."

Work highlights Represented Pfizer in litigation before the CJEU regarding the customs duty classification of therapeutic heat patches.

Notable practitioners


Rupert Shiers
is a market-leading contentious tax practitioner. He routinely represents corporate claimants in UK and European tribunals regarding complex VAT disputes and customs duty charges.
"He has huge attention to detail and always a different angle on how to approach things." "He has a very accessible way of explaining complex subject matters."