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Tax litigation and investigations
Tax litigation and investigations - ranked: tier 1

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP is considered by some as the ‘pre-eminent firm for tax litigation in London, and, indeed, in the UK more generally’. The group is made-up of ‘phenomenal’ silks, experienced partners and forensic accountants, who have experience of UK and EU tax litigation and particular strength in corporation tax group litigation orders. The ‘technically superbSimon Whitehead and Paul Farmer, who is ‘an expert on European tax law’, acted for British American Tobacco in the long-running test case for the FII Group Litigation, which challenged the UK’s dividend tax and advance corporation tax on UK-headquartered multinationals which source profits abroad; the firm’s own Graham Aaronson QC and Tom Beazley QC handled the advocacy in the case. The team is regularly involved in topical and politically-charged tax-related cases and has been instructed by such public figures as David Cameron. Joint founding partner Michael Andersoncombines technical acumen and commercial understanding’ and Daniel Margolin QC is another key contact in the tax litigation group. In 2016, the firm welcomed Ray McCann from New Quadrant Partners LLP and also added three chartered accountants to the forensics team. Other significant clients include Marks & Spencer, Prudential Assurance, Europcar and InterContinental Hotels Group.

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