Derek Hill, Partner, Tax and Structuring

Derek Hill, Partner, Tax and Structuring, Fieldfisher

I am the head of Fieldfisher's corporate tax practice. I have a successful track record in resolving high value tax disputes and I also have a broad based corporate tax practice covering transactional, structuring and media finance work. My contentious and non-contentious practices complement each other, giving me a valuable insight into current trends in tax planning techniques, the attitude of the UK courts and HMRC’s likely attitude to new and innovative transaction structures.

In my contentious tax practice I have a successful track record in resolving high value tax disputes for household name clients, particularly in the media and intellectual property sector. Since 2013, I have been helping groups of individuals who have participated in media-led tax structuring opportunities to resolve their tax position with HMRC. Fieldfisher works closely with the Alternative Resolution Consultancy (ARC), a joint venture 50% owned by Fieldfisher. ARC is a non-commercial entity established to give groups of individuals a safe, reliable platform through which they can raise (and monitor the use of) collective funds and take collective decisions while retaining collective control over their own affairs. 

My non-contentious practice includes corporate M&A, restructuring and media work. I have a particular interest in and I am highly rated for work in the media sector. In the media sector I have worked with leading film, television and on-line businesses including major and mini-major Hollywood studios (including Warner Bros); independent producers (including Bad Robot); major broadcasters (including the BBC) and high profile talent and their companies.

I am recognised by the legal directories for my work in tax, tax litigation, media and media finance. Chambers 2018 says I provide "comprehensive and well-informed analysis".

I have young children and a dog so I do not have any spare time, but I know more than I would like to about Minecraft.