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Mark Agnew

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Corporate tax.


Mark Agnew is a tax director in Baker & McKenzie’s London office. He advises on a wide spectrum of UK and EU VAT law, with a keen emphasis on domestic and international services in the finance and technology sectors. He focuses on the finance and insurance exemptions, real estate transactions, inbound investment to the UK, cross-border supplies of services, and M&A. He also handles VAT-related matters including partial exemption issues and maximising VAT recovery, efficient outsourcing, risk management, and litigation and dispute support.


Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Mark worked in a ‘Big 4’ accounting firm environment and as an in-house VAT manager at a leading global bank. Publications of note: named in International Tax Review’s ‘Indirect Tax Leaders Guide’, 2012, 2013 and 2014.


University of Bristol (BS Economics) (2001).

London: Corporate and commercial

VAT and indirect tax

Within: VAT and indirect tax

Baker McKenzie's impressive standalone VAT practice is led by Mark Delaney and leverages the firm's global reach to handle multi-jurisdictional VAT projects. Major contentious investigations and disputes are a core area of expertise, while on the non-contentious end, it is often called upon to advise on the design and implementation of VAT-efficient tax structures. Mark Agnew brings 'a unique perspective and commercial mindset' to problems, for which he provides 'practical solutions'. Promoted to partner in June 2018, tax litigator David Jamieson specialises in VAT and indirect tax disputes with the UK authorities. He has appeared as lead advocate at both the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, as well as the supreme court. The group is representing Marriott at the Upper Tribunal in a groundbreaking case regarding the VAT consequences of customer loyalty programs, having acted for the client on the same matter in the French courts. Ross Denton and Jennifer Revis (who was promoted to partner in July 2017) are key contentious practitioners, both with expertise in indirect tax matters.

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