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Baker McKenzie

100 NEW BRIDGE STREET, LONDON, EC4V 6JA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7919 1000
Fax:
Fax 020 7919 1999
DX:
233 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.bakermckenzie.com

Richard Fletcher

Tel:
Work 020 7919 1771
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Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Corporate tax.

Position

Richard Fletcher heads the UK Transfer Pricing Group in London. A seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience as an international tax adviser, he has published a number of articles in various tax technical journals. Richard has presented at the International Tax Review's Global Transfer Pricing Conference for a number of years and at meetings of tax directors of UK multinationals for the UK branch of the International Fiscal Association. Richard has extensive experience in transfer pricing and related taxation issues. His work includes dealing with HMRC, particularly advising on the negotiation of advance pricing agreements and other controversies related to transfer pricing. He also advises clients on the transfer pricing consequences of actual and potential transactions and assists in documenting transfer pricing policy reviews.

Career

Senior tax partner at a major accounting firm; lead director of transfer pricing at a global consulting firm; partner Baker McKenzie.

Languages

English

Member

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; secretary of the UK branch of the International Fiscal Association.

Education

Balliol College, Oxford (1986 BA Mathematics).


London: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Corporate tax

Baker McKenzie's sizeable tax practice is a core pillar of the firm's presence in London, offering transactional, tax advisory and planning support to the range of major corporates and other investors in the UK, with particular expertise in the technology and financial services spaces. James Smith is head of the transaction tax group and took the lead in advising Emerson Electric on its $3.2bn acquisition of Pentair's global valves and controls business, and separately in relation to a series of major complex carve-out transactions. Smith also led the team acting for Post Holdings on its £1.4bn acquisition of Weetabix from Baring Private Equity Asia and Shanghai-based Bright Foods. James Wilson managed a multi-jurisdictional team that provided post-acquisition tax advice to Tapestry following its $2.4bn acquisition of Kate Spade. Managing partner of the London office Alex Chadwick focuses on international tax planning and specialises in matters pertaining to corporate finance, M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. Richard Fletcher heads the UK transfer pricing group, which includes seasoned professional Jukka Karjalainen. Kate Alexander is recommended for her expertise in financing taxation law; Patrick O’Gara specialises in UK and international tax planning.

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London: Dispute resolution

Tax litigation and investigations

Within: Tax litigation and investigations

Baker McKenzie's multi-disciplinary team is noted for its depth of expertise, with specialist expertise covering the contentious aspects of corporate and indirect tax and transfer pricing. Drawing on the firm's global presence, it is particularly well placed to handle cross-border matters and disputes with multiple tax authorities, showcased by its involvement in major transfer pricing litigation involving Europe and the US, led on by Richard Fletcher and Kate Alexander. The group is jointly-led by Nigel Dolman and David Jamieson (who was made a partner in July 2018). Mark Delaney is singled out for work on global indirect tax projects and ability to coordinate with regulatory authorities. In a recent highlight, newly minted partner Jessica Eden acted for UK Power networks in a successful case before the First-Tier Tax Tribunal, defending claims for consortium relief made by a number of subsidiaries in the UKPN group.

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