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Chris Hutley-Hurst

European Counsel

European Counsel

Tax and Tax Controversy

London

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Chris Hutley-Hurst is a U.K.-qualified European counsel based in the London office. Mr. Hutley-Hurst advises on a range of corporate tax matters, with an emphasis on tax controversy (both domestic and complex cross-border disputes), mergers and acquisitions, and VAT. He represents a broad range of clients, including financial institutions and multinational corporations.

Mr. Hutley-Hurst was named as a leading U.K. tax controversy lawyer in International Tax Review’s Tax Controversy Leaders Guide 2013 and is a member of the VAT Practitioners’ Group.

Notable experience includes advising:

  • DENTSPLY International Inc. in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Astra Tech from AstraZeneca;
  • the shareholders of MagistauMunaiGaz on its $4.5 billion sale to KMG and CNPC;
  • the seller of OJSC TD Kopeyka on its $1.65 billion sale to X5 Retail Group NV;
  • Dixy Group OSJC in its $913 million acquisition of JSC Victoria Group Company;
  • International Paper in its $620 million acquisition of a 50 percent equity interest in Ilim Holding and in its 50/50 joint venture with Ilim Holding;
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a tax dispute with the IRS in connection with foreign tax credits; and
  • The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation in a tax dispute with the IRS in connection with foreign tax credits.

Bar Admissions

Solicitor, England & Wales

Education

Legal Practice Course, The College of Law, 1998

B.A., Durham University, 1995

Related Practices

Tax

Publications

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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