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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Giles Salmond

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Giles is a partner in our tax group and head of Indirect Taxes and Tax Dispute Resolution.

Giles advises on all aspects of VAT, customs duties and other indirect taxes and has particular expertise in litigation having acted for clients before the tax tribunals, Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the EU.

Giles is a CEDR trained mediator and has considerable experience in the mediation of tax disputes.

Giles regularly advises on the EU law aspects of VAT and indirect taxes and has acted for multinationals and private companies across a wide range of sectors, including financial services, TMT, hospitality and leisure as well as the government sector.


Eversheds win Taxation’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Legal Firm

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Translating the law in key countries - A global guide to tax tribunals

Giles has recently contributed to our new guide to tax litigation which enables you to understand the different ways tax disputes can be resolved around the world.

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London: Corporate and commercial

Customs and Excise

Within: Customs and Excise

The team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP regularly advises a variety of clients on customs duties, valuation, anti-dumping and countervailing duties. The group handles both contentious and non-contentious customs and excise issues, and has extensive UK court experience. In light of the Brexit process, and drawing on the firm’s international presence and expertise it is now often called upon to advise on strategies to deal with its potential implications. The group is co-led by James Lindop, who sits in the Competition, EU and Trade practice; and tax specialist Giles Salmond, who is noted for his ability to ‘communicate with lawyers and business-folk with ease’. Competition associate Monika Zejden-Erdmann specialises in all aspects of EU and UK export controls and sanctions law.

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EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs

Within: EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's practice attracts praise for its ‘excellent knowledge’ and ‘pragmatic, clear, and definitive advice’. Areas of strength include export control, customs formalities, customs duties and indirect taxes and Brexit advice, with key clients for the practice including BBA Aviation, HESCO Bastion, Teledyne Technologies and AVEVA Group. Practice head James Lindop has represented clients in front of HMRC, the Export Control Organisation and the European Commission and is seen as an expert for customs, export control and sanctions questions. Tax expert Giles Salmond and associate Monika Zejden-Erdmann are also recommended.

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VAT and indirect tax

Within: Leading individuals

Giles Salmond - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: VAT and indirect tax

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's VAT group is noted for its 'good business acumen' in disputes and advisory matters. The practice is jointly headed by David Jervis and recovery claims expert Giles Salmond, and includes contentious tax specialist Stephen Yates. The team acted for Lookers, which is pursuing a claim against HMRC for compound interest payable on VAT over-payments in relation to historic car dealership bonuses. In another standout recovery claim, it continues to represent MG Rover Group in a case which was successful before the First-tier Tribunal and is now before the Upper Tribunal. On the non-contentious side, Camilla Spielman and John Buckeridge advised the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) on the application of VAT on services used by the LGPS Fund, securing a VAT exemption.

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London: Dispute resolution

Tax litigation and investigations

Within: Tax litigation and investigations

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's contentious tax team draws on practice head Giles Salmond's experience in VAT matters to handle a wide range of indirect tax issues. Past work has included successfully negotiating with HMRC and Barclays Bank on behalf of the Government Property Unit of Cabinet Office  in relation to a complex VAT issues arising out of a new government hub. David Jervis is another recommended practitioner.

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