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Clifford Chance LLP
E14 5JJ

Work Department

Tax, Pensions & Employment



Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax

(Leading individuals)

David SalehClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP works on complex VAT and indirect tax matters across sectors including real estate, insurance and pensions. The team is led by David Saleh, who advises on both contentious and non-contentious VAT and indirect tax, covering real estate and international tax structuring. Director Simon Corzberg advises and assists clients on cases in sectors such as finance, energy and charity. Senior associate Edward Page advises on tax considerations with regards to acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border investments.

London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

Clifford Chance LLP‘s contentious tax practice has expertise in complex international and cross border investigations and disputes involving VAT. Recent highlights include advising in relation to a dispute around the tax treatment of foreign tax credits. Co-head David Saleh has particular expertise in real estate-related taxes while other co-head David Harkness specialises in corporate and finance tax. Associate Nicola Hemsley focuses on tax disputes with clients such as financial investors and institutions.

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

Clifford Chance LLP fields a team with significant experience across M&A, finance, funds, real estate and tax structuring. Team lead and UK head of tax Chris Davies has more than 30 years’ experience in the practice area, and specialises in structured finance. David Harkness advises large corporates and financial institutions on high value tax matters, particularly those with international elements. Anthony Stewart covers investment funds, and has experience working with fund managers across Europe. Other key names include David Saleh, who leads on real estate tax, and Richard Kalaher, who handles cross-border M&A. Jemma Dick, Nicola Hemsley, and Laura Underhill, were promoted to partner within the department in May 2022.