DLA Piper has announced the appointment of Jason Collins as head of its international tax disputes practice, based in London.
Collins will join the firm in August from Pinsent Masons, where he has worked for over 20 years and was head of their litigation, regulatory and tax teams.
His practice focuses on the resolution of complex disputes. He represents corporate and individual clients who are the subject of a tax audit in all aspects of direct tax and VAT, as well as tax treaty and state aid disputes involving multiple jurisdictions.
In addition, he helps corporates engaged by HMRC in its high risk corporates programme and, where necessary, handles litigation before the tax courts.
Jacques Wantz, global co-chair of DLA Piper’s tax practice, said: “Jason is a strategic addition to our global Tax team and his appointment reflects our continued commitment to deepening our Tax Controversy and Disputes offering.
“He is an excellent practitioner and has a stellar reputation with a unique background in tax dispute resolution.”
He added: “The current tax environment is becoming ever more complex for large multinational companies as they face greater amounts of legislation. As a result we are seeing increasing demand from clients for advice and help on resolving their tax disputes and we expect this area will continue to grow in the coming years.”