Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson Partner

Michael is a partner of Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP. He qualified in 1997 into the commercial litigation department of a highly regarded City firm. Since 2002 a major part of his practice has focused on tax related disputes and during that time he has gained experience in a wide variety of areas, including dealing with enquiries, investigations and litigation at all levels of the United Kingdom’s Tax Tribunals, all levels of the domestic courts and the European Courts. In addition, he has now gained 20 years’ experience of litigation, working on a wide variety of commercial disputes, often for clients in the creative industries.


Team ranked top for contentious tax, Chambers UK Directory from 2008 to date

Team ranked top for tax litigation, Legal 500 from 2009 to date

Winner “Best Newcomer” International Tax Review European Awards 2015

Winner “European Tax Litigation Firm of the Year”, International Tax, Review European Awards 2009

Winner, “ECJ Award 2008”, International Tax, Review European Awards 2008

Winner, “European Tax Litigation Firm of the Year”, International Tax, Review European Awards 2007

Finalist, “Best Tax Team in a Law Firm”, Lexis Nexis Awards 2008, 2009 and 2010


“Legal Brexit – Corporation Tax” Chambers Global Practice Guides (20 September 2016)

“Scotch Whisky Association: justifying barriers to trade” – Tax Journal (26 February 2016)

“The challenges of multi-party litigation” – Tax Journal (8 February 2013)

“Felixstowe Dock case“ – International Tax Review (March 2012)

“Consortium Relief” – Tax Journal (24 February 2012)

“European Challenges Update” – Tax Journal (13 December 2010)

“Damages: Factortame Returns” – New Law Journal (22 January 2010)

“Thin Cap GLO Judgment” – Tax Journal (24 November 2009)

“Lidl Belgium – All in the Timing?” – FITAR (March 2008)

“Interesting Times” – Tax Journal (17 September 2007)


BA, St John’s College, Cambridge (1993)

Diploma in Legal Practice, The College of Law, (1995)