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Hogan Lovells International LLP

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For fifteen years, Rupert has navigated complex HMRC discussions and tax litigation for corporates, individuals and pension funds, and is the Leader of our Tax Disputes team in the UK and Europe.

Beyond navigation, Rupert provides technical knowledge in areas many group tax functions have not needed to develop themselves: taxpayer rights and HMRC powers, tax statutory interpretation, tax public law, tax-related evidence and procedure. His commercial approach has made him a valuable extension to in-house tax teams on a wide-range of projects.

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London > Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s team focuses on specialist VAT and stamp duty issues, covering matters relating to cross-border movement of goods and customs and excise. The team is led by Rupert Shiers, who sits on the Chartered Institute of Taxation committee for management of taxes, and handles work in pensions and the leisure industry. He is supported in this work by Philip Harle and Suzanne Hill.

London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

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Rupert ShiersHogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP has an extensive tax litigation and investigation offering with expertise in the tech, insurance and real estate sectors. The practice are known for HMRC enquiries and internal investigations with a number of US groups among the client base. Rupert Shiers leads the UK and European tax litigation team with expertise in taxpayers rights, HMRC powers and tax statutory interpretation.