Tax , Tax Advisory , International Tax , Corporate Tax , Business Tax , IHT and Capital Gains , Estate Planning , M&A , “ESG” (environmental, social, governance)
Adding value to client’s balance sheets by recognising hidden assets, Clifford is the trusted advisor for Corporates, HNW and UHNW when it comes to taxation.
Clifford is an international tax attorney, tax planner, tax litigator and senior partner at LEXeFISCAL LLP.
He has over 40 years’ experience in UK and International taxation, delivering customised solutions on highly complex client portfolios in the UK, and Europe.
As a tax mediator, he advises clients on the merits of using dispute resolutions to resolve cross-border tax conflicts via mediation or arbitration where permitted.
Clifford also advises on the tax complexities associated with; Capital raising, Preparation of Investment Memorandum pre-IPO, Repatriating Capital or profits to the UK, Incorporation of foreign subsidiaries or branch, Branch Exemption, Cross Boarder Taxation of Human Capital, Inheritance Tax and Taxation of Trust and associated issues. Moving assets tax efficiently into or out of Trust, use of Trust, Domicile and resident issues excluded property and IHT implications.
Other fields of practice include, partnership and shareholder disputes, commercial contract claims, and Structuring tax efficient vehicles to hold Intellectual Property.
Non-statutory tax clearance, often overlooked by clients before performing a transaction, e.g sale of business, qualification of Busines Property or Agricultural Property relief.
Honours and Awards
Degree of Doctor of Juridical Science (International Financial Law)- Cavalla International University (Barclay School of Law) in Minnesota (USA)-2015
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Law (Honoris Causa) – Cavalla International University (Barclay School of Law) in Minnesota (USA)- 2015
LLM(tax) International Tax (London University) HDIpICArb (London University), 2006
Leading Adviser Award, 2015 Acquisition International
Author of many publications and books in the tax field:
– “3 Ways to Settle Your Tax: Staying in Switzerland and Preserving Your Anonymity”, 2013.
– “REIT’s creating value & liquidity from a property portfolio tax efficiently”, 2013.
– “UK Tax Questions and Answers Global Guide: Corporate Taxations, Corporate Lending and Bond Issues, Private Client Law”, 2016 and 2019 editions.
Awarded “Best Tax Firm, UK” in 2015 by World Finance, LEXeFISCAL is a boutique advisory firm focused on UK and International taxation.
Based in London, with offices in Italy and Belarus, LEXeFISCAL is an authoritative niche player with a talented team of international tax lawyers and business consultants, practising non-reserved legal activities and providing effective tax advice and solutions on domestic and international issues.
Committed in delivering the highest level of customer service, LEXeFISCAL alleviates the burden of doing business in an environment littered with laws and taxes with the goal to guide corporate and private clients in the right direction to enable them to comply and grow.
Specialist tax areas include Property, Capital Gains, Intellectual Property, Domicile and Residence, Inheritance, Trust and Estate Tax Planning.
Our industries focus is: Property, Hotels, Retail & Manufacturing, Software Development, Sports, and Entertainment.
Tax expertise, specific sector know-how, and commercial way of thinking are the cornerstones of our practice. Together with our clear approach and personal touch, we promote a culture of imagination and innovation ensuring that we provide advice with ingenious solutions to enable your fiscal affairs to be handled with confidence.
Why! In everything we do we believe in thinking inside the law before we think outside the box.
We challenge the status quo, by applying subtle empathy. And we achieve results for our clients. That’s why tax is our art. Want to instruct us?