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Clifford Chance LLP
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London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

(Leading individuals)

David HarknessClifford Chance LLP

The ‘exceptionally bright and responsive’ team at Clifford Chance LLP is able to handle domestic, international and cross-border tax investigations and litigation for a range of corporates, financial institutions and investment funds, with particular expertise in indirect tax and VAT disputes. The group is jointly led by veteran contentious tax lawyer David HarknessDan Neidle (whose clients include major financial institutions) and real estate tax specialist David Saleh.

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

(Hall of Fame)

David HarknessClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP is well-placed to advise multinationals on Brexit-related restructurings, US tax reform and mitigation and compliance with the Criminal Finances Act 2017. The group also stands out for transactional matters, including project financings and M&A. Department head Chris Davies specialises in taxation for corporate and financing transactions, with a focus on structured finance and international tax. The group also includes veteran tax lawyer David Harkness whose practice includes restructurings and international tax planning. Harkness advised HSBC and ICBC as lenders on the tax aspects of the restructuring, short-term financing and administration of House of Fraser.