Chris Mortimer Senior Counsel

Chris leads the VAT practice. He advises a broad range of clients but has a particular focus on financial services, real estate and luxury assets.

His team advises on all aspects of VAT including the establishment of new investment vehicles; partial exemption methods and other matters pertaining to VAT recovery; structuring of property transactions and property holding arrangements; implementation of outsourcing arrangements; M&A; and the acquisition, use and disposal of yachts, aircraft and artwork.

Chris also has extensive experience of handling disputes with tax authorities; he regularly advises clients in relation to HMRC enquiries and disputes and has advised on cases before the tribunals, High Court and Supreme Court.

He is a member of the Investment Association's VAT Committee and the firm's private equity tax forum. PETF offers a variety of interactive events, including technical training sessions, roundtable discussions on key developments and guest speakers as well as social events.


What people are saying


"Chris has a wide breadth of knowledge and having started out in the Big 4 previously is very comfortable with the numbers side of things/VAT return process and preparation, which is a plus."

The Legal 500 2023

"Primary contact is Chris Mortimer. Personable, accessible, responsive and practical in his advice – it is reassuring to know Chris is on hand whenever you need him."

The Legal 500 2023

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