Derek Hill, Partner, Tax and Structuring
I am the head of Fieldfisher's corporate tax practice. I have a broad based corporate tax practice covering transactional and structuring work and tax disputes.
My non-contentious practice includes corporate M&A and restructuring and innovative finance structures. I have a particular interest in and I am highly rated for work in the media and intellectual property sector.
In the media sector I work with leading film, television and on-line businesses including major and mini-major Hollywood studios (including Time Warner, Viacom and Lions Gate); independent producers (including providing advice in relation to The Woman in Black, The King's Speech and Kick Ass); major broadcasters (including the BBC, Sky and YouView); and high profile talent and their companies.
In the wider intellectual property sector, I advise a variety of clients with valuable intellectual property, including telecommunications companies (including Motorola Mobility and Sky) and franchisors (including Ping Pong and LighterLife).
I have a successful track record in resolving high value tax disputes for household name clients, particularly in the media and intellectual property sector.
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.
Chambers UK 2015 says I am "extremely accessible and collaborative"
I am the author and editor of the UK chapter of the IBFD Permanent Establishments publication.
I am recognised by the legal directories for my work in tax, media and media finance.
I have young children so I do not have any spare time, but I have developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of Thomas the Tank Engine and the works of Roald Dahl.