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Heading the firm’s tax team for the last 15 years, Hugo is a corporate tax lawyer with significant experience of tax-based structured finance and handling high value tax settlements and litigation. He is a leading tax advisor to shipping, aircraft and rail companies but also advises real estate and investment funds and high net worth families.

Hugo is one of the leading tax advisors to the transport sector having advised the firm’s transport and finance client base for many years. During that time he established himself as one of the few authorities on tonnage tax and has advised on more tax-based leases than virtually any other advisor. He also advises on tax structuring of international shipping groups and is an expert on VAT, including on yachts and jets.

Hugo has advised extensively on structuring inward investment into UK real estate. He is a member of the Law Society Stamp Duty Committee and the VAT Practitioners Group.

Through advising owners of various transport-related, real estate and investment funds businesses, Hugo has developed an expertise in advising on asset-holding structures for tax, succession planning and asset protection purposes. This has also involved advising on foreign domiciliary structures and private equity/hedge fund remuneration structures.

Hugo particularly enjoys handling tax enquiries and disputes with HMRC. The most significant enquiries involve very large amounts of tax and require the approval of the HMRC Board and Tax Assurance Commissioner.

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London > Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax

Hugo Jenney leads the department at Stephenson Harwood, which focuses on the funds, transportation and asset finance sectors, as well as having an active real estate practice. The group also handles more niche matters including share schemes and employee incentives. The team also includes Maryanna Sharrock, who has expertise in cross-border tax matters, and John Meehan, who has experience in VAT and stamp duties.

London > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

Stephenson Harwood acts for ultra-high-net-worth individuals as well as family offices internationally and predominantly acts  for entrepreneurial wealth generators. It has a particular focus on complex structuring with an international angle where a business or corporate structure is involved. It has niche expertise in advising on the UK tax treatment of international pensions. As well as the traditional private client services, it also advises its clients on a myriad of other issues such as private jets, super-yachts, art and white-collar crime. James Quarmby and Hugo Jenney  are key contacts.

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

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Stephenson Harwood‘s key areas of tax sector expertise are funds, transportation and asset finance. The group is often called upon to advise on M&A, financing and real estate matters and is also able to assist clients with the restructuring of complex tax planning arrangements. Department head Hugo Jenney handles corporate and personal tax; Maryanna Sharrock is a business tax expert; senior associate Kate Worthington has particular experience in real estate transactions.