Tax Controversy 2019

Last Updated: 06 June 2019

Tax Controversy 2019 - Comparisons

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Last Updated: 06 June 2019

Contributors:
Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP
(Law and Practice)

Old Square Tax Chambers
(Trends and Developments)


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Contributors:
Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP
(Law and Practice)

Old Square Tax Chambers
(Trends and Developments)


About the contributors:
Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

is based in London and has a contentious tax team that brings together specialist tax QCs, experienced tax dispute solicitors and forensic accountants. The team is led by Graham Aaronson QC, the leading tax silk of his generation. Other key members are Simon Whitehead, Paul Farmer, Michael Anderson, ... Ray McCann and Daniel Margolin QC. The JHA team has vast experience of dealing with tax enquiries and investigations (both in the UK and elsewhere), and tax litigation in all areas of the domestic courts and tribunal system, from the First-tier Tribunal to the Supreme Court. It has also represented clients in numerous references to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and in high-value tax disputes in foreign jurisdictions. JHA acts for a variety of corporations, trusts and high net worth individuals in a wide range of domestic tax disputes, assisting clients in resolving issues and disputes with HMRC. This includes matters relating to transfer pricing, oil and gas taxation, life assurance taxation, structured finance, state aid, domicile and residence, and avoidance (including film schemes and pension liberation schemes).


Old Square Tax Chambers

is a specialist tax chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, London. It comprises 13 barristers, including three Queen’s Counsel, all focusing on UK tax matters. All UK taxes are covered, but a significant amount of chambers' work involves offshore matters and clients based outside the UK but with UK interests. ... Chambers’ clients include a mix of HNWIs (most frequently in relation to capital gains tax, income tax and inheritance tax, including UK and offshore trusts) and corporate clients (generally on corporation tax and VAT matters). Property taxes, including stamp duty land tax, are a significant part of chambers’ work. Chambers covers both tax advisory work and tax litigation. Advisory work involves one-off transactions (for example, M&A and corporate structuring) and more general tax structuring. Members have appeared in litigation at all levels of the UK court system, including the Supreme Court, and before the European Court of Justice. Recent cases have involved VAT, income tax, national insurance contributions, and HMRC enquiry and investigation powers.