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Mark Agnew

Tax Director
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Mark Agnew is an experienced VAT practitioner and leads Baker McKenzie's financial services tax practice in London.

Mark advises a large number of clients across the financial services industry, with a particular emphasis on banks and payments businesses, with a deep specialism in card and electronic payments. Mark works with the wider financial services tax practice in addition to Baker McKenzie's financial regulatory and reorganisations teams to advise on structuring and restructurings for financial services groups, particularly in the context of Brexit. In addition, Mark advises clients with tax authority disputes where he helps to reach settlements or to litigate where necessary, in addition to advising on the tax treatment of new products and markets, and also M&A and real estate transactions.

Mark is a member of the Firm's EMEA VAT Steering Committee and works closely with the EMEA and global VAT practice.

Practice Focus

Mark focuses on outbound and inbound Brexit restructurings, VAT disputes and litigation for financial services clients, structuring of intercompany charges, VAT recovery optimization, procurement and outsourcing structures, pan-European advice (new products etc.) and M&A and real estate transactions.

Professional Honors

  • Ranked Tier 1 for VAT/Indirect Tax, UK Legal 500, 2013-2017
  • Indirect Tax Leaders, International Tax Review, 2012-2017
  • Victor Durkacz medal for the best indirect tax paper, Chartered Institute of Taxation Exams, 2003