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Philip Harle is a tax partner at Hogan Lovells. This involves identifying and solving a wide range of difficult problems. Sometimes they are about tax. He is active in the tax community, including being a member of HMRC’s working group on the taxation of securitisations as well as the Law Society’s Corporation Tax subcommittee. He is Chairman of the City of London’s Law Society Revenue Committee.


B.A., University of Cambridge

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London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s team uses the firm’s global office network to advise clients on the tax aspects of complex cross-jurisdictional transactions. This advice is augmented by a strong transfer pricing service that includes compliance and disputes capabilities. Other areas of expertise include real estate and finance-related taxation. The department is led by Elliot Weston, who principally advises institutional investors, lenders, corporations, and investment managers in the real estate sector. Co-head of the global tax practice Karen Hughes focuses on tax related to commercial transactions. Philip Harle, who led the London team until 2018, has extensive experience in acquisitions and disposals.

London > Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a sector-based approach to VAT and indirect tax. Elliot Weston focuses on SDLT and VAT issues on real estate and investment funds transactions, while Rupert Shiers (who leads the team following the 2018 departure of Lee Squires to Grant Thronton) is instructed by clients in the tech sector. Alongside Weston and Shiers, Karen Hughes has experience in VAT and pensions and Philip Harle is an expert in VAT on securitisations.