International Tax Review selects four partners at Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP as Tax Controversy Leaders
Four of JHA's partners have been selected as highly regarded individuals in the latest edition of Tax Controversy Leaders. This guide by Euromoney's International Tax Review, in association with World Tax, selects the leading Tax Controversy lawyers worldwide based on independent research, including client and peer interviews. Graham Aaronson QC, Michael Anderson, Paul Farmer and Simon Whitehead from JHA's tax disputes team have all been included in the guide. In recent weeks, JHA's contentious tax team has once again achieved top tier rankings in both The Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners UK 2020 guides. JHA remains the only law firm to have achieved such rankings in both guides every year since its inception. These continued successes by the firms' tax team demonstrate its market-leading position, which is the result of JHA's unique model of employing expert solicitors, barristers and forensic accountants to offer clients unparalleled service, combined with its experts close working relationships with clients. You can find the Tax Controversy Leaders list for the UK here.
A yellow card for footballers and their agents……let’s bring in another match official
There has been long running tension between HMRC and the way that footballers and their agents are remunerated. As the Professional Footballers’ Association wade into the debate, Helen McGhee discusses the problems arising from agents’ fees and image rights.
Keeping Your Confidences
Helen McGhee considers the legal rights which allow individuals and companies to resist the disclosure of confidential evidence, and the limitations surrounding legal privilege.
The new powers tackling promoters of avoidance schemes
Under new proposals in draft Finance Bill 2021, HMRC will have wider information powers and be able to impose tougher sanctions on those who continue to promote or enable tax avoidance schemes. Whilst a robust approach to tackle unacceptable behaviour by a minority of promoters is entirely welcome, the new rules would arguably impose unnecessary administrative burdens on those operating within the law.
Draft Finance Bill 2020–21—promoters and enablers of tax avoidance schemes
Helen McGhee, senior associate at Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP, shares her insights on the Draft Finance Bill 2020–21 and its impact on promoters and enablers of tax avoidance schemes.
Apple and Ireland Win €13bn State Aid Appeal
The General Court of the European Union has today annulled the Commission’s decision regarding two Irish tax rulings in favour of Apple. The Commission had considered that the two rulings constituted State Aid, granting Apple €13bn in unlawful tax advantages.