Chris Mortimer > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Tax and Reward


Chris is head of the VAT practice. He advises a broad range of clients but has a particular focus on financial services, real estate and luxury assets.

His team advises on all aspects of VAT including the establishment of new investment vehicles; partial exemption methods and other matters pertaining to VAT recovery; structuring of property transactions and property holding arrangements; implementation of outsourcing arrangements; M&A; and the acquisition, use and disposal of yachts, aircraft and artwork.

Chris also has extensive experience of handling disputes with tax authorities. He is a chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor.


Qualified 2013

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax

The VAT experts at Macfarlanes LLP are able to handle the indirect tax aspects of real estate and M&A transactions, as well as advising on the structure of investment funds and joint venture agreements, and outsourcing issues. The team is also well-versed in VAT-related disputes and HMRC investigations. Chris Mortimer heads the group, with particular experience in advising on the establishment of new investment vehicles and negotiating VAT recovery methods with HMRC. Charishma Bhujohory is regularly instructed on day-to-day VAT issues, as well as VAT issues arising from corporate and property transactions.