Area of focus

VAT and Indirect Tax

Our market-leading VAT team recognizes the power of VAT. A tax that needs a different perspective. A tax that should be more consistent throughout the EU than it currently is. A tax in many countries outside the EU, each with its own unique rules. A tax that needs special consideration for those in VAT-exempt industries....

Representative experience

Advising Citibank in landmark VAT litigation involving carbon emissions trading.

Advising Aimia in the European Court of Justice and UK Supreme Court on the VAT treatment of its Nectar loyalty scheme.

Advising a major financial institution on a range of VAT disputes with HM Revenue and Customs.

Advising a leading retail bank on the VAT issues arising from its rewards account proposition.

Advising major clients in the real estate sector on the tax aspects of numerous complex property transactions.

Advising a multinational technology and telecommunications company on the VAT treatment of mobile payment technologies.

Blog Post

An interesting development as regards VAT deduction rights on shareholding acquisitions

The European Court of Justice (the "Court") ruled already in the past (see for instance Larentia-Minerva and Marenave cases: C-108/14 and C-109/14) that deduction rights were to be given to ...

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