Dominic advises a wide range of clients, including UK and overseas groups, and various financial institutions, on all areas of UK corporate tax law. His contentious tax practice includes advising on technical disputes with HMRC, transfer pricing enquiries, State aid and litigation.
Highlights in this area include advising:
Bupa on its successful appeal to the Upper Tribunal in Bupa Insurance v HMRC relating to consortium relief and the meaning of ‘beneficial entitlement’;
Santander in relation to two appeals heard by the First-tier Tribunal relating to the tax treatment of accounting de-recognition and the extent to which a "fairly represents" standard can be used to override the accounting treatment of loans and derivatives;
several large groups on resolution of multiple tax disputes through the HMRC High Risk Corporate Programme;
a large UK-headed multinational on the tax treatment of costs recharged to the UK;
a number of US technology companies on transfer pricing and diverted profits tax enquiries into their operations in the UK; and
a multinational on a state aid investigation into various tax rulings.
Dominic is listed as a leading individual for corporate tax in Chambers UK, 2018 and is also listed in the 2017 ITR Tax Controversy Leaders Guide. Dominic has previously been named by the Tax Journal as one of their "40 under 40" leading young UK tax professionals and is listed for UK tax in Legal Media Group’s Rising Stars 2017.