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

(Leading individuals)

David HarknessClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP‘s group is praised for its ‘incredible knowledge, great team work, high intelligence and hard work’. Team members regularly handle non-contentious issues, giving them insight they can use in disputes. Clients include major banks and corporates and the work often has a cross-border element, drawing on the firm’s international reach. Dan Neidle is an expert in tax affecting financial institutions, and he has expertise in transfer pricing, VAT and bank levy liability disputes. David Saleh is a real estate tax specialist, although his practice encompasses other corporates and financial institutions, and he has an impressive track record in SDLT disputes. David Harkness is another name to note for UK and international disputes.

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

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David HarknessClifford Chance LLP

(Hall of Fame)

David HarknessClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP distinguishes itself in M&A and finance-related tax, as well as real estate and funds tax work. In addition to undertaking transactional work, the group has been advising clients on the tax implications of restructurings and reorganisations, both in the context of Brexit and also COVID-19. The global head of tax, pensions and employment is Chris Davies, who focuses on the tax aspects of corporate and finance transactions. Also noted for their specialism in the tax aspects of corporate deals are Nick Mace and David HarknessDavid Saleh has notable expertise in indirect tax issues and is also is the name to note for real estate transactions. Dan Neidle is the head of the London tax department.