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Fieldfisher appoints Philippe Freund as a Partner in its Tax Disputes Team



United Kingdom

Fieldfisher LLP has appointed Philippe Freund as a Partner in its Tax Disputes and Investigations team.

Philippe Freund, a barrister, has specialised in contentious tax matters for more than a decade. After studying law in Germany, France and the UK, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005. Philippe specialises in European law and UK tax law relating to UK income and capital taxes, especially in relation to trusts and non-domiciled individuals. He provides cross-border strategic advice to corporates, trusts and private clients. He regularly coordinates tax lawyers across Europe on contentious tax matters, including, in particular, in Germany, Switzerland and France.  

Philippe has been rated for contentious tax by Chambers & Partners since 2013, is described as a "Tax Controversy Leader" by International Tax Review, and is one of Tax Journal's "Forty under 40" leading tax professionals.

Hartley Foster, Head of Tax Disputes and Investigations at Fieldfisher, comments:

"Our tax disputes practice continues to grow ever more strongly. We are delighted to welcome Philippe to the team of dedicated contentious tax specialists. He will provide invaluable assistance, servicing our diverse client base; and he will deepen our cross-border expertise."

Michael Chissick, Managing Partner at Fieldfisher, comments:

"Philippe has a notable record, both in acting for large corporates on cross border tax disputes, and for high net worth individuals on cross border tax investigations. He is a first rate lawyer and will be a superb addition to the firm's dispute resolution practice."

This appointment brings to 10 the number of Partners specialising in Tax in Fieldfisher's London office; with there being significant further capability across the firm's network of European offices

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