Expert Resources

Free information from our team of lawyers about legal and practical aspects of corporate and investment structures. If you are interested in these areas, you may want to bookmark this page to check back regularly for new information.

Ian Barron

How to negotiate with the White Walkers (Tax Inspectors) by ‘Maester’ Ian Barron

This article appears in the December edition of our International Corporate Structures Newsletter. Whenever I was asked what I did for a living, I occasionally just answered “I work in tax” without saying which side of the tax fence I worked, and I’d then smile. I must admit that my motive was mischievous as most people then thought “oh dear …
Ian Barron

My day with the ‘tax guns’

This article appears in the August issue of our International Corporate Structures Newsletter. I’ve had some interesting and amusing experiences handling many tax audits in many countries but one in particular in Southern Europe makes me smile now, but didn’t at the time. Ironically, it wasn’t even a planned audit but an unannounced routine visit …