Emily McCarthy

Emily McCarthy


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5408

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Emily McCarthy is counsel in the London office and a member of the Tax team. Her practice encompasses a broad spectrum of corporate tax matters, including corporate, finance and property transactions. Emily also has litigation experience, having advised clients in connection with their disputes with HMRC. 

Emily has significant experience acting for international financial institutions, especially in relation to Stamp Duty and in connection with capital markets and finance transactions such as securitisations. Recently, she has also been advising clients on Brexit related matters.

Education and admissions


B.C.L., University of Oxford, 2008

B.A., University of Cambridge, 2007

Representative experience

Advising an international financial institution on a continuing basis for over 7 years on accepting UK securities into its clearance service.

Advising international financial institutions in relation to Brexit planning, including migration out of the UK by way of conversion into an SE and redomiciliation.

Advising on securitisations of auto loan receivables in the UK and other European jurisdictions, including advising FCE Bank PLC and Volkswagen Financial Services.

Assisting a worldwide e-commerce business on internal financial restructuring in light of changes to US tax rules.

Advising HSBC Bank plc on a warehouse securitisation of UK mortgage loan receivables originated by a mortgage lender.

Advising the originator on the feasibility from a tax and VAT perspective of undertaking a securitisation of auto operating lease receivables in the UK.

Advising an investment bank on the potential UK withholding tax and stamp duty implications of acquiring financial products issued by a non-UK company.

Advising on real estate transactions, in particular, for UK pension funds.

Advising a client on a tonnage tax dispute with HMRC.

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