Steve joined Slaughter and May in 1973 and has been a partner since 1982. He advises on the tax aspects of private and public mergers, acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, and on business and transaction structuring (including all aspects of transfer pricing) more generally. A large part of Steve’s practice involves advising non-UK multinationals (particularly based in Europe and the US) on cross-border transactions and various tax issues. In this 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 Legal2016 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)).
The Transfer Pricing Law Review provides a high-level overview of the main transfer pricing rules in key jurisdictions worldwide. Each chapter summarises the relevant country's substantive transfer pricing rules, explains how a transfer pricing dispute is handled – from initial scrutiny through to litigation or settlement – and discusses the interaction between transfer pricing and other parts of the tax code (such as withholding taxes, customs duties and attempts to prevent double taxation).