Simmons & Simmons LLP

Tax: Contentious Department

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What the team is known for Advises financial institutions and blue-chip corporations on a full range of tax disputes, regularly handling complex and sensitive matters. Capable of advising on a full range of litigation, including both direct and indirect contentious mandates. Particularly notable for its work on environment tax issues, as well as well as for its advice to leading asset managers.

Strengths Clients appreciate that "they have a very holistic approach which is distinctive."

Work highlights Acted for Augean in a landfill tax dispute with HMRC, where the authority contended that waste disposals were accounted for incorrectly for landfill tax purposes.

Notable practitioners

Heather Rowlands comes recommended for her ability to advise corporate clients on VAT disputes.
"She is on top of the detail and the strategy." "She is excellent and very effective."

Nick Skerrett regularly acts for corporations and high net worth individuals in tax disputes over VAT charges, environmental taxes and investment taxation.
"He is highly efficient and user-friendly." "He is a good tactician and strategist."