Paul is the co-founder of LCN Legal and the author of “Intercompany Agreements for Transfer Pricing Compliance – A Practical Guide”. He is passionate about using his expertise to help people to create effective corporate structures.
Paul graduated with a degree in European Law from the University of Exeter, UK and the University of Saarbruecken, Germany. He was the winner of the prestigious Bracton Prize for Academic Achievement for two of his three years of study at the University of Exeter. He graduated from the College of Law in Guildford, UK, with Distinction.
Paul trained as a corporate lawyer in the City of London, mainly advising German, Swiss and Austrian clients on acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial contracts. He qualified as a solicitor in 1994 at the firm of Pritchard Englefield, a London-based firm established in 1848. He was appointed as a partner of that firm four years later in 1998.
Paul joined KPMG’s UK law firm in 2001, and Paul developed a specialism in working alongside international tax and transfer pricing professionals on the design and legal implementation of restructuring projects for large corporates. This has included projects such as Eurobond listings, corporate migrations, cross-border mergers and intercompany agreements for transfer pricing. He later became a corporate partner in the London offices of McGrigors LLP and of Pinsent Masons LLP.
During his legal career before setting up LCN Legal in 2013, Paul successfully lead legal teams on projects for a range of well-known high profile clients, including acting for a major European airline on a business sale and joint venture, creating a franchise network for a well known European mobile phone operator, establishing various real estate and other funds, group reorganisations and corporate simplification projects for a range of household name clients, and advising a Middle Eastern Royal family on corporate structures for family investments.
Paul has been recognised and quoted as an expert by publications such as the Financial Times, the Scotsman newspaper, Financial Director Magazine and Accounting Web. He regularly contributes to technical publications for legal and tax professionals, including the Tax Journal, Tax Adviser magazine, Taxation magazine, InCompliance magazine, Today’s General Counsel, Practical Law (a Thomson Reuters resource for legal professionals), Lexis Nexis’s online resources for transfer pricing professionals and Lexis PSL’s legal resources for practicing lawyers.
Through LCN Legal, Paul has pioneered the publication of templates, checklists and other resources for tax and legal professionals. These include template intercompany agreements for transfer pricing, as well as legal guides and resources for various corporate structuring projects.
Paul is regularly asked by large corporates, banks and professional firms to present training sessions and workshops on subjects relating to corporate and investment structures. Through LCN Legal, he has hosted workshops and webinars on these subjects for numerous large corporates and tax advisory firms.