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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Work Department

Tax (London (Firms))




With a passion for problem solving, Karen Hughes combines both knowledge and energy in tackling complex tax issues for her clients. Seen by her clients as the “go-to” person for corporate tax advice in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), business restructurings, and international tax planning, she enjoys a challenge and rises to it. In an area renowned for its constant change, she cuts through all that the complexity. She understands how precious time is in the modern world. Nobody wants to wade through dense tax advice – it is about getting to the solution. The result is clients who value her clear and incisive approach “non-techie” talk.

She has gained a well-earned reputation as a leader in her field and she has previously won awards from International Tax for “European M&A Tax Deal of the Year” and “European Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year”.




LL.B., University of Manchester;
M.Phil., University of Manchester;

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax

The group at Hogan Lovells International LLP takes a sectoral approach to indirect tax. It advises on VAT and stamp duty issues arising from real estate, funds and finance transactions. In addition, the group assists clients with minimising VAT following the settlement of litigation and provides standalone consultancy advice. Indirect tax disputes are another bedrock of the practice. Rupert Shiers heads up the team, which includes biotech sector and pension funds specialist Karen Hughes.

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

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Karen HughesHogan Lovells US LLP

The group at Hogan Lovells International LLP advises multinational companies and financial institutions on their domestic and international tax issues. It has developed a specialism in employee benefits and executive compensation tax, an area in which Fiona Bantock takes the lead. Department head Elliot Weston is a transactional tax expert, who also has experience of reorganisations and finance transactions. Karen Hughes is active in M&A, restructurings and international tax planning matters. Elsewhere, the firm is noted for its ability to field an in-house transfer pricing team.