Hogan Lovells Hires QC as new Head of Indirect Tax in London

LONDON, 22 May 2012 - Hogan Lovells has hired Michael Conlon QC as its new Head of Indirect Tax in London.  Michael will join Hogan Lovells International LLP in July 2012. He replaces former Head of Indirect Tax Greg Sinfield, who retired in January 2012 to take up an appointment as a Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery).

Michael will join Hogan Lovells from Temple Tax Chambers where he is a practicing barrister, having many years of specialist experience in all aspects of indirect taxation, in particular value added tax (VAT) and also community customs duty, excise duties, insurance premium tax (IPT) and investigations. Michael has conducted high profile litigation before the Tribunals, the higher courts and the European Court of Justice. His experience in these areas will prove invaluable to both Hogan Lovells' VAT and tax litigation practices.

Commenting on Michael's hire, joint Global Head of Tax, Fulvia Astolfi, said:

“Michael's huge and unique experience in the indirect tax field and his skill in conducting tax litigation speaks for itself.  His appointment is testament to our long-standing commitment to indirect tax and litigation and we are very excited to have him join us."

Michael Conlon said:

"Hogan Lovells offers an extremely attractive platform to further develop a high profile and top performing tax practice, both in the UK and globally. I am very pleased to be joining the team here in London."

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