FTI Consulting

United Kingdom
London (Aldersgate)
200 Aldersgate
Aldersgate Street
London, EC1A 4HD

ABOUT US

The Tax Services Group at FTI Consulting provides corporate tax advisory services to FTSE 100, major corporations and PE-backed businesses.

We commit senior teams to work closely with our clients providing advice which is client centric and focused on mitigating tax risk and minimising cost. The largest independent tax practice of its type in the UK, we are free from audit and assurance relationships and any related conflict of interest.

Our senior management team members are leaders in their field, qualified in accounting, tax, law and surveying and also includes valuations and technology experts and economists.

OUR SERVICES

  • Transactions

    All transactions have a tax implication. Our team is experienced in all types of domestic and cross border transactions. This ranges from acquisitions to disposals and restructurings, refinancings to initial public offerings, where we provide expert advice from the initial due diligence phase through to SPA negotiation and post deal implementation.

    Marvin Rust
    Senior Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1450
    marvin.rust@fticonsulting.com

    Andrew Ponting
    Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 20 3727 1052
    andrew.ponting@fticonsulting.com

  • Transfer Pricing

    Our award winning team has substantial experience of transfer pricing projects and helps to develop and Implement robust, creative and pragmatic solutions for their clients. The team consists of individuals with backgrounds from international professional service firms as well as from the internal tax departments of global organisations and is supported by FTI’s market leading economic consulting practice.

    Marvin Rust
    Senior Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1450
    marvin.rust@fticonsulting.com

    Ruth Steedman
    Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1711
    ruth.steedman@fticonsulting.com

  • Restructuring Tax Advisory

    We develop pragmatic, workable solutions to clients’ tax issues arising from restructurings and reorganisations. Our team is at the centre of any transaction, particularly where divestments are included in a restructuring plan. Working as part of the restructuring and insolvency team, we manage a tax efficient execution of the plan and ensure the ongoing tax efficiency of the remaining business.

    Paul Baldwin
    Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1450
    paul.baldwin@fticonsulting.com

  • Tax Depreciation

    FTI Consulting is recognised as a leader in tax depreciation and capital allowances. Our specialist team has a unique history and track record of delivering tangible savings and benefits on time and on budget. The team has a skill set combining tax, surveying and accounting which delivers practical and innovative solutions for companies involved in significant capital transactions.

    Ian Mackie
    Senior Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1327
    ian.mackie@fticonsulting.com

  • Real Estate Tax

    Our industry focussed team has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of the real estate ownership cycle, from acquisitions to disposals, joint ventures through to compliance and transfer pricing. Being drawn from specialist teams from across the Big Four accounting firms, the team thrives on complexity, advising on high value cross border transactions, and acts as a hub on European investments.

    Euan Sutherland
    Senior Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1271
    euan.sutherland@fticonsulting.com

  • Vat & Indirect Tax Compliance

    Whether clients are looking to reduce cost, enhance cash-flow or achieve competitive advantage, our team is able to provide commercial VAT solutions based on sound principles and best practice. In addition to advisory services, we also have a global VAT compliance centre, which is based in the Hague. The compliance centre provides VAT returns, registration and other compliance services to all types of international businesses.

    Richard Baxter
    Senior Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1655
    richard.baxter@fticonsulting.com

    Henk Hop
    Senior Managing Director
    The Hague, Netherlands
    +31 (0)70 308 3110
    henk.hop@fticonsulting.com

  • Financial Services

    Our financial services and insurance team is led by a team drawn from a Big Four background, with unrivalled experience in banking, insurance and international tax. The team works closely with FTI’s market leading financial services practice, which helps banks and financial services clients to navigate the ever changing environment of regulation, compliance and risk, to provide truly comprehensive and practical solutions.

    Sarah Lane
    Senior Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1822
    sarah.lane@fticonsulting.com

    Ben Tausig
    Senior Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1758
    benjamin.tausig@fticonsulting.com

    Peter Scholes
    Senior Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 20 3727 1224
    peter.scholes@fticonsulting.com

  • Corporate Tax Compliance & Reporting

    Our team provides a high quality, flexible and cost effective solution to tax compliance, ranging from providing additional resource to in-house teams to undertaking the entire tax function. We take a proactive approach which means the team builds up a detailed understanding of the way the business works and is ideally placed to provide tax advisory and planning support whenever required.

    Toni Dyson
    Senior Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1145
    toni.dyson@fticonsulting.com

    Matt Hodges
    Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 20 3727 1250
    matt.hodges@fticonsulting.com

  • Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Tax

    Our team has unparalleled experience in advising companies in this industry. Typical engagements bring together industry-specific tax knowledge to assist clients in solving complex business tax issues. Our team has advised and implemented innovative tax solutions with fiscal authorities in multiple jurisdictions.

    Marvin Rust
    Senior Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1450
    marvin.rust@fticonsulting.com

    Gareth Crooks
    Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 20 3727 1114
    gareth.crooks@fticonsulting.com

  • Supply Chain Alignment

    Our team of tax and operations experts advise on efficient supply chain and operating models. Combining tax, legal and operations advice, clients are able to achieve top line growth and cost reductions. Our team has a diverse background including industry, Big Four accounting firms and other consulting practices, and have worked in multiple jurisdictions.

    Kirsty McMillan
    Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1366
    kirsty.mcmillan@fticonsulting.com

  • Research & Development and Patent Box Relief

    Our team assists claimants with R&D tax relief submissions and their subsequent agreement with HMRC. Partnering with patent attorneys our team offers a unique approach to the assessment of qualifying activities. We are also able to offer clients expert advisory services relating to Patent Box legislation.

    Richard Turner
    Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1822
    richard.turner@fticonsulting.com

  • International Tax Advisory

    FTI Consulting has a high-quality, experienced tax team based in London that takes a multidisciplinary approach supported by an international network of tax colleagues and partner firms. As an independent global consultancy firm, we are ideally positioned to advise our clients on both UK and international transactions and planning, tax strategy, international tax compliance management and tax communications. Our team offers a full range of international corporate tax services for both UK and overseas headquartered multinationals and provides tax advice on a broad range of issues, including:

    • Initial investment into a territory and permanent establishment issues
    • Transfer pricing and cross-border transactions
    • Financing of international operations
    • Group structuring
    • International M&A

    Marvin Rust
    Senior Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 (0)20 3727 1450
    marvin.rust@fticonsulting.com

    Peter Scholes
    Senior Managing Director
    London, UK
    +44 20 3727 1224
    peter.scholes@fticonsulting.com

    Martin Brooks
    Senior Adviser
    London, UK
    44 (0)20 3727 1511
    martin.brooks@fticonsulting.com

JOIN THE FTI TAX TEAM

OUR PEOPLE

Marvin Rust

Senior Managing Director

Marvin heads the European Tax Advisory Group at FTI and heads up the FTI Global Tax Network.

Marvin has broad experience in transactions, refinancings and transfer pricing and has advised on completed transactions in excess of USD 15 billion and restructurings in excess of USD 10 billion over the last 10 years.

For over 10 years he has been named as one of the world’s leading transfer pricing advisers in a survey conducted by the Legal Media Group.

Office

200 Aldersgate
Aldersgate Street
London, EC1A 4HD
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 3727 1450

Toni Dyson

Senior Managing Director

Toni Dyson is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. Ms. Dyson is Head of Corporate Tax Reporting and Restructuring within European Tax Advisory and is based in London.

Ms. Dyson has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate tax reporting, financial accounting, consolidated group tax forecasting and complex transaction advisory in the U.K. and Ireland.

Clients of Ms. Dyson include FTSE 100 companies and U.K. and Ireland subsidiaries of reporting U.S. listed companies. Ms. Dyson’s expertise also includes management of the tax implications relating to U.S. companies with U.K. and Ireland subsidiaries and managing HMRC audits and inspections for her clients. Ms. Dyson joined FTI Consulting with its acquisition of substantially all of LECG’s European operations, where she was the leader of the Corporate Tax Reporting team within the European Tax group. Before that, she was a partner in the specialist tax consulting firm, Bourne Business Consulting LLP, advising a range of clients on all taxation matters. Prior to that, Ms. Dyson worked for Arthur Andersen before moving on to set up her own practice providing outsourced support and assistance to in house tax departments.

Ms. Dyson holds a B.Sc. degree in chemistry from the University of East Anglia and is a Chartered Accountant. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax.

Office

200 Aldersgate
Aldersgate Street
London, EC1A 4HD
United Kingdom

+44 20 3727 1145

Ian Mackie

Senior Managing Director

Ian Mackie is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. Mr. Mackie is Head of Real Estate Taxation within European Tax Advisory and is based in London.

Mr. Mackie has more than 20 years of specific real estate taxation experience and is recognised as a leading expert in his field. He has acted for numerous FTSE 100 companies as well as non-U.K. Global 500 corporations.

Mr. Mackie joined FTI Consulting with its acquisition of substantially all of LECG’s European operations. Before that, he was one of the three founding partners of Bourne Business Consulting LLP. Before Bourne, Mr. Mackie was a Senior Tax Manager at Arthur Andersen working within the Corporate Tax practice and gained experience in surveying and construction management at Schal International, working in the U.K. and Germany.

Mr. Mackie has lectured extensively on the subject of tax depreciation and real estate taxation matters throughout the U.K. His expertise also extends into property, investment fund and oil and gas industries and he holds seats on both the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) Property Taxes and United Kingdom Oil Industry (UKOITC) committees. Mr. Mackie holds a first class BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from Reading University.

Office

200 Aldersgate
Aldersgate Street
London, EC1A 4HD
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 3727 1327

Euan Sutherland

Senior Managing Director

Euan Sutherland is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in London. Euan is in the European Tax Advisory Group in the Corporate Finance segment.

Euan’s focus is advising on real estate transactions, with over fifteen years’ experience in the sector. In recent years he has advised on distressed real estate and developments, predominately acting for private equity, UHNW investors and banks.

Euan joined FTI in 2015, having previously been at Deloitte, where he led a number of their key UK real estate tax relationships. Over the last two years, Euan was also instrumental in creating and developing a real estate family office business at Deloitte.

Euan has advised on a broad range of structures, transactions and asset classes, drawing on his experience in the real estate industry and his prior experience as a solicitor. Euan enjoys working on complex transactions and typically leads on the inception and execution of the deal structuring.

Euan’s expertise also extends to stamp taxes and advising on the formation of private equity funds, joint ventures and club deals. Over the years he has contributed to a number of leading tax publications, and worked with HM Treasury, HMRC and the Scottish Government on the drafting of new legislation (most recently on Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings, non-resident Capital Gains Tax and the Scottish Land and Building Transaction Tax). Euan currently sits on the Law Society’s stamp taxes working committee.

Office

200 Aldersgate
Aldersgate Street
London, EC1A 4HD
United Kingdom

+44 20 3727 1271

Richard Baxter

Senior Managing Director

Richard Baxter is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. Mr. Baxter is Head of Indirect Taxation within European Tax Advisory and is based in London.

Mr. Baxter has over 25 years’ experience working in indirect tax. He has worked extensively with large corporates on domestic and international VAT issues. Mr. Baxter has spent significant time also in in- house roles notably as interim VAT director at Warner Chilcott  following its acquisition of P&G Pharmaceuticals in 2009-10.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Baxter was head of the UK Indirect tax team at Andersen. After Andersen, he spent six years at Deloitte working primarily in the areas of tax litigation and also in developing One Source Indirect Tax (formerly AbacusVAT) and building up the indirect tax technology and assurance practice. From 2009 Mr. Baxter was Head of the Global Indirect Tax Service Line at Taxand.

Mr. Baxter has worked extensively for both the private and public sectors and across a wide variety of industry areas.

Mr. Baxter has advised major UK and US multinationals on their key international VAT issues, VAT recovery and establishment issues. He has advised a number of telecommunication groups on their international tax liabilities as telecommunications markets were deregulated in the mid-1990s. His clients included Infonet Services Corporation, DACOM, Hutchison 3G, Iridium, Inmarsat, FLAG Telecom and Interoute Communications.

He has worked with the finance and real estate sectors on partial exemption, transaction-based VAT planning and wider indirect tax compliance issues. Clients have included Computershare, Lehman Brothers, Chiyoda Life Realty, Big Yellow Self Storage.

He has managed VAT technology applications projects, including SAP sensitization and other technology implementations. Clients included Shell, P&G Pharmaceuticals, General Electric, and Lloyds Banking Group.

In the area of litigation, Mr. Baxter has negotiated extensively with Tax Authorities at senior levels in the UK and Europe and managed cases to VAT Tribunal, the Higher Courts and European Court of Justice.  Clients included First Chicago, Oriel Group, Condé Nast.

Whilst at A&M, Mr. Baxter has served in a number of interim management roles notably for Lehman in Chapter 11 where he dealt with complex potential tax litigation issues surrounding the settlement of the commodities’ trades.

Mr. Baxter has served as interim management within P&G Pharmaceuticals where he acted as full-time interim VAT counsel to Warner Chilcott in the US and for the public sector he has led projects in Europe and the Americas relating to the effective implementation of tax reform programs and he has just completed a review of the work of the Task Force for Greece for the European Commission

Mr. Baxter is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford.

Recent Major Projects

  • Lehman : Chapter 11 Interim VAT counsel
    Shell:  Tax Automation Program Management Review Role
    Warner Chilcott: acquisition of P&G Pharmaceuticals – Interim management work
    Review for European Commission of the work of the Task Force for Greece

Office

200 Aldersgate
Aldersgate Street
London, EC1A 4HD
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 3727 1655

Henk Hop

Senior Managing Director

Henk Hop is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in the Netherlands. Henk is a specialist in International VAT Supply Chain and Compliance Optimisation and leads FTI Global VAT Compliance in the Corporate Finance segment. Henk has over 25 years’ experience advising clients on national and international VAT issues.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting in May 2015, Henk was an indirect tax partner with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte in the Netherlands and Taxand in Belgium.  He started his professional career as VAT inspector with the Dutch tax authorities in 1986.

Henk is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences and has written many publications in tax magazines regarding various topical issues on VAT.  He was a guest teacher at the University of Rotterdam (EFS) and lectures for the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (SOB).  Henk is a member of the VAT Specialist Committee of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisors (NOB) and has been a member of the Tax Advisory Committee to one of the major political parties in Dutch Parliament.

Publications

  • Author for Kluwer “BTW Brief”
  • Author for Kluwer “BTW Bulletin”

Seminars and Training

  • Teacher at NOB post-graduate course for prospective members
    Teacher at EFS Top Master Indirect Taxes
    Teacher Value Added Tax at Global Education Network

Hank holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Utrecht and is a Certified Tax Lawyer.

Office

Los Angelesstraat 4
Den Haag, 2548 JC
Netherlands

+31 70 308 3110

Sarah Lane

Senior Managing Director

Sarah Lane is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in London. Sarah is in the European Tax Advisory Group in the Corporate Finance segment.

Sarah has more than 20 years experience of advising on the taxation of businesses. This spans advisory and compliance work, and she leads FTI’s Financial Services practice. Her clients include FTSE 100 and major inbound groups.

She has expertise in FS, International tax issues, M&A transactions (buy and sell side), financing and group reorganisations, and advising on disputes with HMRC and other tax authorities.

Sarah joined FTI in 2016 after more than ten years as a partner in a big 4 firm, and when advising clients seeks to ensure she brings a commercial perspective as well as rigorous technical analysis.

She has been a regular participator in industry working groups and speaker at seminars.

Recent experience includes:

  • Leading tax aspects of entity rationalisation and entity reduction project working in close conjunction with in-house legal and tax teams.
  • Advising on regulatory driven restructure and refinancing for investment banking group.
  • Advising FS group on acquisition of consumer finance group and subsequent tax issues involved following integration.
  • Advising on litigation and settlement strategy for FTSE 100 group with unresolved tax appeal.
  • Advising on diverted profits tax technical and practical implications for inbound group.
  • International group restructuring advice for FTSE 100 group based on significant change to international business covering direct tax, indirect tax and transfer pricing.
  • Establishment of group finance and treasury company for international group, including treasury and transfer pricing issues.

Office

200 Aldersgate
Aldersgate Street
London, EC1A 4HD
United Kingdom

+44 203 727 1822

Ben Tausig

Senior Managing Director

Ben Tausig is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in London. Ben is in the European practice tax group and leads the Insurance tax group.

Ben has more than 14 years’ experience in providing corporate and international tax advice, mainly to insurance groups. He has worked in New York for two years advising US insurance groups on US Federal Income Tax and the US Foreign Insurance Excise Tax

Ben is a frequent Speaker on the seminar circuit, including events organised by Lloyd’s, LIIBA, the IUA, and the Reinsurance Association of America.

Professional experience includes:

  • Advised a number of private equity firms and multinational insurance groups on the acquisition of life insurance, general insurance, and Lloyd’s of London groups, providing tax due diligence and structuring advice.
  • Led the delivery of a number of significant projects with multinational insurance groups in respect of their European group restructuring, including cross border mergers and cross border insurance portfolio transfers.
  • Developed an innovative holding company structure for US non-corporate investors in the Lloyd’s of London Corporate Members which significantly reduces the US tax burden.
  • Worked with the Corporation of Lloyd’s to determine whether there was a feasible operating model for the Corporation of Lloyd’s to facilitate underwriting in emerging markets including Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • Advised a number of private equity groups and insurance brokers on the acquisition of insurance brokers both retail and London Market, providing tax due diligence and structuring advice.
  • Advised several listed groups on the tax and commercial implications of the choice of domicile for their ultimate holding company and group reinsurance vehicle.

Ben earned his MA in Mathematics from Magdalene College, Cambridge University and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser.

Office

200 Aldersgate
Aldersgate Street
London, EC1A 4HD
United Kingdom

+44 20 3727 1000

Peter Scholes

Senior Managing Director

Peter Scholes is a Senior Managing Director in FTI‘s Corporate Finance practice and is based in London.  He is the head of International Corporate Tax.

Peter’s main area of work is advising large (FTSE 100 or equivalent) and medium-sized (FTSE 250) UK inbound and UK outbound clients on all aspects of group financing and international structuring.

He has particular expertise in financing and other treasury tax matters, having spent a decade as UK Head of Tax for BNP Paribas.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Peter was a tax partner at KPMG where was responsible for international tax training.  He worked closely with KPMG’s International Tax and Treasury practice and KPMG LLP’s Tax Risk Management group.

Prior to this, he was also Ernst & Young’s UK Tax Desk in Paris.

Office

200 Aldersgate
Aldersgate Street
London, EC1A 4HD
United Kingdom

+44 (0)203 319 5588

OUR OFFICES

  • London

    200 Aldersgate
    Aldersgate Street
    London, EC1A 4HD
    United Kingdom

    +44 (0)20 3727 1000
    +44 (0)20 3727 1007

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  • The Hague

    Los Angelesstraat 4
    2548JC
    The Hague
    The Netherlands

    +31 (0)70 308 3110
    +31 (0)70 308 3119

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