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Baker McKenzie

100 NEW BRIDGE STREET, LONDON, EC4V 6JA, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7919 1000
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Fax 020 7919 1999
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Mark Delaney

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Work 020 7919 1802
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Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Corporate tax.

Position

Mark Delaney heads Baker McKenzie's London Tax Practice and serves as member of the Firm's Europe Indirect Tax Steering Committee. Prior to joining the Firm in 2006, Mark was involved in the technology, international trade and services, information communications and energy/environment sectors. Currently a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, he regularly advises on a broad range of UK, EU and global VAT law. Mark advises clients on a broad range of VAT-related issues. He has extensive experience assisting in the planning of financing arrangements. He provides VAT litigation and dispute support and helps conduct multijurisdiction VAT assurance reviews, among others. Mark has also advised on the VAT, customs and transfer pricing elements of international business arrangements.

Career

Senior manager PwC; Baker McKenzie 2006 to date, head of VAT 2009.

Languages

English

Member

Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Education

University of Leeds (Politics and Parliamentary Studies); internships with the US Democratic Party, Washington DC and the UK Labour Party, Westminster (1996-97); admitted as chartered tax adviser 2001.


London: Corporate and commercial

Customs and Excise

Within: Customs and Excise

Baker McKenzie regularly handles customs and excise investigations and appeals for global corporates. Drawing on its transatlantic capabilities, the group is often called upon to advise clients, including major retailers, manufacturers and distributors, on a range of business-critical matters, including the implications of the withdrawal of the US from certain free trade agreements. 'Commercially aware' practice head Jennifer Revis, who was promoted to partner in July 2017, displays 'excellent knowledge of customs legislation and its wider global application'. Other key figures include trade specialist Ross Denton, who primarily advises EU, US and Japanese multinationals on all aspects of customs; head of tax Mark Delaney, who has expansive knowledge of indirect tax solutions relating to the technology and telecommunications sectors; and associate Jessica Mutton, who is noted for providing 'on-target' advice in relation to international trade and anti-bribery work, which encompasses customs, export controls and sanctions matters.

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VAT and indirect tax

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Delaney - Baker McKenzie

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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London: Dispute resolution

Tax litigation and investigations

Within: Tax litigation and investigations

Baker McKenzie's multi-disciplinary team is noted for its depth of expertise, with specialist expertise covering the contentious aspects of corporate and indirect tax and transfer pricing. Drawing on the firm's global presence, it is particularly well placed to handle cross-border matters and disputes with multiple tax authorities, showcased by its involvement in major transfer pricing litigation involving Europe and the US, led on by Richard Fletcher and Kate Alexander. The group is jointly-led by Nigel Dolman and David Jamieson (who was made a partner in July 2018). Mark Delaney is singled out for work on global indirect tax projects and ability to coordinate with regulatory authorities. In a recent highlight, newly minted partner Jessica Eden acted for UK Power networks in a successful case before the First-Tier Tax Tribunal, defending claims for consortium relief made by a number of subsidiaries in the UKPN group.

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