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The firm: Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP specialises in litigation and dispute resolution, focusing on complex and high value cases. It has grown six-fold since it was formed just over four years ago. The partnership includes leading barristers, solicitors and forensic accountants who work collaboratively to resolve disputes. The firm believes that this approach enables it to provide the service that best meets its clients' needs. From the client's perspective, that means full and easy access to the whole team, quick turnaround of advice and a focused and efficient implementation of a clear and well thought-out strategy.

Types of work undertaken: Arbitration: the firm is involved in some of the most significant and challenging arbitrations in the world. In each case, it applies its exceptional experience and expertise to achieve consistently outstanding results for its clients. One of its particular areas of specialism is in representing large corporations in significant commercial disputes or international treaty claims. It also specialises in the enforcement of arbitral awards against sovereign states.

Commercial litigation: the commercial litigation team led by Tom Beazley QC, is instructed on many of the largest and complex cases around the world. This experience allows it to provide its clients with a unique perspective into the litigation process and prepare the case with a clear focus on the most persuasive arguments. This saves its clients time and costs and provides them with the greatest chance of winning at trial or achieving a settlement beforehand.

The firm has genuine experience in most sectors of the economy, with unrivalled experience in finance-related disputes.

It is often instructed in cases where it is not the primary counsel so that it can offer a different perspective, or to facilitate the settlement of the dispute. Its clients have found this service invaluable.

Tax: this makes up about 30% of JHA's work. The tax disputes team is currently made up of six highly experienced partners, Graham Aaronson QC, who is widely recognised as the leading tax silk of his generation, Simon Whitehead, Paul Farmer, Michael Anderson and Dan Margolin QC and Ray McCann.

The tax team's unique practice draws on experience from all areas of the domestic court and tribunal system from the first-tier tribunal to the Supreme Court. The firm has also represented clients in numerous references to the Court of Justice of the European Union and in high-value, business-critical tax disputes in foreign jurisdictions, working closely with local lawyers. Its clients include household names in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, logistics, retail and other sectors, as well as well known commercial tax payers and high-net-worth individuals.

Despite the firm only having been created in March 2013, its tax disputes team is ranked in the top tiers for tax litigation and contentious tax in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners respectively: the first new firm ever to achieve top ranking in both publications in its first year.

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