Alex practises tax law and focuses in particular on international tax planning. He specialises in advising on the tax aspects of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. He is part of the steering group coordinating Baker McKenzie’s global response to the OECD's Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative on multinational corporate taxation. He is also an experienced global key client manager and is the firm's global relationship partner for several of our key tax clients.
He is ranked as a leading tax lawyer in Chambers UK.
"He is great. He is very measured. He is very technical, but he has a practical edge so you get an opinion and advice. It actually really helps you move things forward" - Chambers UK 2015
"He is a bright chap who knows his stuff. He is also very personable and explains things really well." - Chambers UK 2016
Representative Legal Matters
- Advising a well known global multinational conglomerate on numerous projects for over 15 years ranging from the conversion of its European business into a single UK company with multiple overseas branches the a recent formation of a Joint Venture.
- Advising a patent-rich Fortune 500 company on the relocation of its global principal functions to the UK including engaging with HMRC in reshaping key aspects of the 2016 UK patent box legislation.
- Advising Bertelsmann AG on the formation of its publishing joint venture with Pearson plc, comprising the Random House and Penguin businesses including in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and South Africa.
- Advising hedge funds and hedge fund managers with respect to their UK and international structures and tax affairs, including commodity traders and equity hedge fund managers.
- England & Wales (1992)
- College of Law at Lancaster Gate (S.F.E.) (1990)
- Oxford University (B.A.) (1988)