Robert is the firm’s National Tax Partner and specialises in advising individuals and companies on cross border tax issues, including:
- Residence and domicile issues for individuals.
- Tax efficient trust and holding company structures.
- UK companies expanding outside the UK.
- Non-UK companies establishing in the UK.
- Cross border transactions, including due diligence.
- Tax efficient group restructuring, including cross-border migrations (both UK and non-UK).
- Transfer pricing.
- Withholding taxes.
Robert was previously the author of Tolley’s International Tax Planning and consulting editor to TolleyGuidance. He was also listed in Tax Journal’s 40 under 40 Tax Advisers in 2012.
Robert sits on the firm’s Management Board and is also Chair of the Nexia Tax Committee.
- Advising an Australian retailer on establishing in the UK through a branch structure, and the subsequent transfer to a subsidiary. This included advice on an appropriate transfer pricing policy to adopt.
- Undertaking a review of a multinational group to identify risks arising for corporate residence, permanent establishment and transfer pricing.
- Reviewing the SDLT, capital gains tax and inheritance tax implications for a Middle Eastern family liquidating their UK property investment company.
- Advising an ultra-high net worth family on trust and company structures to hold their property and business interests.
- Structuring a private equity fund investment for a UK resident non-domiciled individual, taking into account both the remittance rules and the disguised investment management fee (DIMF) rules.
- Advising an individual on restructuring his non-UK company and trust structure before becoming resident in the UK.
Robert lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children. In his free time, he enjoys reading, bookbinding, model-making, cycling and skiing.