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Shofiq Miah

T: +44 20 7809 2958 Email Shofiq | vCard Office: London

Shofiq Miah Partner

Contact details

Shofiq Miah

Shofiq Miah

T: +44 20 7809 2958 Email Shofiq | vCard Office: London

A partner in the firm's tax group who advises on a broad range of UK tax matters, including corporate and financing transactions and tax disputes. Clients value his technical expertise and client-friendly approach.
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Shofiq advises on all aspects of UK corporate tax. He has deep experience of advising on corporate and financing transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations, equity raisings, loans and bonds. He has also developed specialist expertise in handling and resolving complex tax disputes, enquiries and investigations. Throughout his work, he has acted for institutional investors, listed companies, funds, private companies and individuals.

He is recognised in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for tax litigation and investigations.

"Shofiq totally embodies all the principles of the firm and can also be relied on to ‘cover all the bases’ thoroughly and reliably. In addition, Shofiq consistently delivers a highly responsive level of ‘customer service’ in all his dealings."

The Legal 500 UK 2022

  • Tax

Complex group reorganisation

Advising on the UK tax considerations of a proposed group reorganisation, including advising on structuring and the application of the general anti-abuse rule.

Offshore fund manager with onshore operations

Advising on the application of the UK’s anti-avoidance rules to the flow of funds within the fund structure, including consideration of the rules on disguised investment management fees.

Cross-border supply of intermediary services

Advising a UK intermediary on the VAT place of supply rules applicable to a high-value transaction where the intermediary brought together a seller in Portugal and a buyer in Italy.

High-profile takeover

Advising on the UK tax considerations of a high-profile company takeover which required tax clearances to be obtained from HMRC.

Image rights

Acting for high-profile clients on tax enquiries into their image rights structures involving offshore vehicles.

Tax and state aid

Advising multiple clients in a dispute with HMRC and the European Commission concerning the compatibility of the UK’s rules on controlled foreign companies with the EU’s rules on state aid.   

Tax enquiries, investigations and disputes

Guiding clients through the rising number of HMRC enquiries, investigations and disputes concerning the UK’s direct and indirect taxes. 

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