Andrew Parkes joined the team in January 2018. Andrew is a highly experienced international tax specialist who worked at a senior level in HMRC’s international teams for over 10 years.

During his 30 year career at HMRC, Andrew led the implementation of BEPS Action 5, representing the UK at the OECD Forum for Harmful Tax Practices. He also assisted with BEPS Action 13, Country by Country Reporting and designed the dual resident rules for HMRC’s Hybrid Mismatch legislation (BEPS Action 2).

His other work involved contributing to the policy discussions for BEPS Actions 6 (stopping treaty abuse and acting as lead technical specialist for HMRC in the Anson case (UK/ US DTA, entity recognition) at the Supreme Court on article 23 of the UK/US DTA. Andrew brings a wealth of experience and technical knowledge to the firm that strengthens our offering.

Since joining Milestone, Andrew has become a regular contributor to Tax Journal.

Most recently, Andrew has:

  • structured a crypto-currency mining group across three jurisdictions, minimising permanent establishment risk and considering the operation of UK anti-avoidance rules;
  • developing a scheme of reconstruction to achieve a tax neutral restructuring for a UK family business following the departure of hostile shareholders; and
  • undertaken a tax risk assessment for a group with offices in the UK, Germany, Italy & Spain and drafted an opinion as to how HMRC and overseas tax offices would view those risks.