Judith Harger

U.K. Partner

London
Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP
Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9AW
T +44 20 3580 4705
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Judith Harger is a U.K. partner focusing on corporate and international tax matters. She has many years of experience providing tax advice and planning across a wide range of commercial and financial transactions, including corporate structures for U.K. and international business investments.

Judith has significant experience in advising on the tax aspects of corporate acquisitions and disposals, both public and private; private equity investments; cross-border tax planning; domestic and international joint ventures/partnerships; fund formation; reorganisations and demergers; transfer-pricing planning and challenges; property developments and investments; capital market issues; structured finance; project finance; value added tax; tax disputes; and share incentive plans and other employee benefits.

Over the course of her career, Judith’s work has been recognized  by numerous publications and ranking authorities. Most recently, she was named an Expert by Who’s Who Legal in the area of Corporate Tax (2015), Women in Business Law (EuroMoney plc) in the area of Tax (2015) and by London Super Lawyers –2014. Acquisition International Magazine named her the "Most Respected Tax Team Within a Law Firm in the UK" (2014), and Chambers Europe – 2012 ranked Judith among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Tax in the United Kingdom.

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Judith Harger is a U.K. partner focusing on corporate and international tax matters. She has many years of experience providing tax advice and planning across a wide range of commercial and financial transactions, including corporate structures for U.K. and international business investments.

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • Contributing author to “Oil and Gas M&A” published by Globe Law and Business – Tax chapter (July 2014)
  • “What Are the Tax Reasons Favouring the United Kingdom as a Holding Company Location for International Groups?”, Law Firm Client Alert (May 2014)
  • “Latest Developments Regarding the Proposed European Financial Transaction Tax”, Law Firm Client Alert (May 2014)
  • “UK Government Announces New Legislation – Solvency II Compliant Insurance Hybrid Debt – UK Tax Treatment”, Law Firm Client Alert (March 2014)
  • "The New Controlled Foreign Companies Regime Makes the United Kingdom a More Attractive Holding Company Location for International Insurance Groups", Law Firm Client Alert (January 2013)
  • "United Kingdom Employment Income Tax Changes may Affect International Groups", Law Firm Client Alert (November 2012)
  • "New Risk of United Kingdom Withholding Tax on Interest on Intra-Group Loans", Law Firm Client Alert (June 2012)
  • "Fundamental Reform of the United Kingdom Controlled Foreign Company Regime Marks Progress towards the United Kingdom becoming a Competitive Location for International Holding Companies in the Insurance Industry", Law Firm Client Alert (December 2011)
  • "Taxation of Capital Gains in Kazakhstan – an Update on the Position from 1 January 2012", Tax Analysts Worldwide Tax Daily (November 2011), (co-author)
  • "Prospective UK – Swiss Tax Deal. How will this work where the EU Savings Directive has failed?", Tax Planning International Review (November 2010), (co-author)
  • "Investing into Brazil – a UK Tax Perspective", chapter contributed to Favorable Tax Jurisdictions and Privileged Tax Regimes, published by Mattos Filho (July 2010), (co-author)
  • "UK-VAT Victory for Insurance Introductory Service Providers", Practical European Tax Strategies (July 2010), (co-author)
  • "UK Redomiciliations – What is the Risk of a Successful HMRC Residence Challenge?", Eurowatch (January 2010)
  • "The UK – A More Competitive Location for Holding Companies", Tax Planning International European Tax Service (October 2009)
  • "UK Corporation Tax – The Wordwide Debt Cap – A Fair Price for Participation?", Practical European Tax Strategies (May 2009), (co-author)
  • "Onshore Insurance Linked Securities", UK chapter contributed to International Tax Review Capital Markets Tax Year Book (June 2009), (co-author)

 

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