Slaughter and May

Tax: Contentious Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Works with a broad spectrum of high-profile corporates and individuals on UK and EU tax issues. Offers in-depth technical expertise in tax inquiries and investigations. Noted for its experience in obtaining confidential HMRC settlements for clients. Adept at advising on international tax disputes.

Strengths Clients say: "The team is client-focused, pragmatic, strategically minded and efficient."

Interviewees say: "They are a fantastic team."

"They are technically strong in a very complicated area," reports a source, adding: "They manage litigation well."

Work highlights Advised GSK and Vodafone on the European Commission's state aid investigation into the group financing exemption from the UK's CFC rules.

Notable practitioners


Sarah Lee
is well known for her extensive experience handling complex contentious tax cases. Multinational corporate clients seek her out for advice on VAT disputes.
"She is a pleasure to work with as she is pragmatic, commercial and has strong judgement."