Steve advises on the tax aspects of private and public mergers, acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures and on business and transaction structuring (including transfer pricing in all its aspects) more generally. A large part of Steve's practice involves advising non-UK multinationals (particularly those based elsewhere in Europe and in the US) on cross-border transactions and tax issues of various types. In that area of his practice, he works closely with other leading international tax advisers around the world.
In recent years, Steve has been heavily involved in several large scale interventions under HMRC’s high risk corporates programme and in many in-depth tax investigations of specific domestic or international issues including transfer pricing in particular.
Steve is ranked as a star individual in the most recent editions of Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global. He is listed as a leading individual for Corporate Tax and is recommended for Tax Litigation and Investigations in The Legal 500, 2016. Steve is listed in Who’s Who Legal 2016 and the ITR’s Tax Controversy Leaders Guide 2016. Steve also appears in the Tax Directors’ Handbook 2016, TDH250 (the best individual tax advisers in the world (according to clients)).