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Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Partner and Head of UK Tax practice


Elliot Weston is a partner in the Tax practice with a broad experience of corporate tax matters. He has advised extensively on mergers & acquisitions, real estate investment trusts, joint ventures, funds, capital raisings, corporate reorganisations and financing transactions. Elliot regularly acts for investors and fund managers on the formation, downstream investment and capital raising of private and listed funds, in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Elliot has a particular focus on advising clients on tax and structuring for real estate transactions and regularly advises institutional investors, lenders, corporations and investment managers in the real estate sector.

Elliot also advises on tax dispute resolution matters, providing strategic and risk management advice and resolving enquiries and appeals.


English - Spoken Native
French - Spoken Intermediate


Brasenose College, University of Oxford

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

(Leading individuals)

Elliot WestonHogan Lovells International LLP

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.