Andrew is a Senior Tax Partner at Withers and is the head of the firm’s international corporate tax practice in London as well as jointly heading up the firm’s CIS practice group. He qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and since 1985 has practiced tax law in the City. He is experienced in all aspects of international and UK domestic corporate tax law (both direct and indirect). He has a deep interest in VAT and was a member of the original VAT Practitioner Group. He also advises ultra-high net worth families based outside the UK on personal tax planning issues and the establishment of offshore trusts.
Andrew has wide experience of advising clients from the countries of the former Soviet Union across a range of sectors including mining, oil and gas, construction, shipping, mobile telecoms, food distribution and pharmaceuticals. His work frequently involves advising on the restructuring of international groups of companies prior to an IPO, debt capital issue, private equity investment or trade sale.
Increasingly Andrew’s work involves consideration of tax issues regarding intellectual property and, in particular, where to locate a corporate group’s valuable IP rights.Withers is a leading international law firm comprising 112 partners and more than 700 people across 10 strategic offices in Europe, Asia, the USA and the Caribbean. The firm operates across multiple legal disciplines, time zones and jurisdictions and is dedicated to the creation, maintenance and enhancement of capital for successful people, businesses and institutions. We have developed close working relationships with leading lawyers globally to enable us to provide truly international integrated solutions tailored to our clients needs.