My practice covers a broad range of UK and international tax matters, with a focus on tax disputes.

I am an associate in Bird & Bird's International Tax Group, based in London. I work on all forms of tax disputes, acting for both corporate and private clients whose tax affairs are under enquiry or investigation by HMRC, with a particular focus on high-profile and complex matters relating to tax avoidance, evasion and allegations of fraud.

Prior to becoming a tax disputes specialist, my practice covered a wide array of tax matters, focusing primarily on the tax aspects of corporate and finance transactions, as well as multi-jurisdictional tax planning. I have advised on matters involving major mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, international banking, derivatives, corporate reorganisations and private equity.

I am also a member of the Stamp Tax Practitioners Group.

  • Experience from previous law firm:
  • TechnipFMC plc, a UK public limited company formed to hold the combined energy infrastructure businesses of FMC Technologies, Inc. and technip S.A. (a transaction with an equity value of approx. US$13 billion).
  • Barry Callebaut, one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality cocoa and chocolate, on its acquisition of a Singaporean cocoa ingredients business of approx. $1 billion.
  • LivaNova plc, a UK public limited company formed to hold the combined businesses of Sorin S.p.A and Cyberonics, Inc. (a transaction with an equity value of approx. US$2.7 billion), in its public offering of new shares listed on both NASDAQ and the LSE.
  • Liberty Global plc on its issue of tracking shares, the first such issue by a UK public company, relating to its operation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • A multinational corporation in relation to an enquiry by HMRC concerning certain UK management fees.
  • A multinational corporation in relation to potential VAT errors to be disclosed to HMRC, investigating the errors through forensic review and interviews.
  • A UK company in relation to a Notice of Requirement to provide security for outstanding PAYE/NICs, including negotiating a time to pay arrangement with HMRC.
  • A UK company in its appeal to the Tax Tribunal regarding VAT errors.
  • A charity in relation to an enquiry by HMRC into the VAT treatment of certain donations.
Education
  • University of Oxford, B.A. History, First Class Honours and Scholarship
  • BPP Law School, LPC, Distinction
Admissions
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority, 2012