Jason is one of the leading tax practitioners in the UK. He recently joined DLA Piper as Partner, Head of Litigation, Regulatory & Tax. Previously, he worked at Pinsent Masons as Head of Litigation, Regulatory and Tax. He specialises in representing corporates and individuals who are the subject of a tax audit – and resolves complex disputes with HMRC in all aspects of both direct tax and VAT, as well as tax treaty and State aid disputes involving other jurisdictions. He helps corporates engaged by HMRC in its High Risk Corporates Programme and, where necessary, handles litigation before the Tax Courts and all the way through to the Court of Justice.
He also represents clients under criminal investigation, including representation at “dawn raids” and interviews under caution. Jason is a leading expert on the Criminal Finances Act, international information exchange agreements, including the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard, and advises businesses across the world on the application of automatic exchange of information, with a particular focus on trusts, investment companies and funds.
Partner, Head of Litigation, Regulatory & Tax