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Edwin Coe is delighted to announce that HMRC’s Operational Head of Fraud Investigation Services (FIS) London, Dmitri Surendran has joined the Tax team as Tax Director.

Dmitri was most recently an Operational Leader in HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) – Offshore, Corporate and Wealthy unit where he was responsible for leading the London Team which undertook HMRC’s most serious civil tax investigations under both COP 8 and COP 9. He also managed HMRC projects in relation to the utilisation of offshore data.

Dmitri joins Edwin Coe to advise clients who are subject to HMRC investigation in relation to direct taxes, including COP 8 and COP 9 cases. He will also advise clients in relation to the negotiation of settlements with HMRC, including aspects such as the imposition of penalties. Due to the unparalleled level of knowledge Dmitri holds in relation to HMRC investigation matters, Dmitri will also undertake reviews of clients with multi-jurisdictional affairs and structures to ensure that these are, and remain, compliant especially with the focus on global transparency, CRS and inter-government information exchange agreements.

Frank commented: “I am thrilled to welcome Dmitri to the Edwin Coe Tax team. His skill and knowledge will greatly enhance our ability to support taxpayers who engage the services of the Tax team to assist them during an HMRC investigation. Furthermore, Dmitri offers a unique insight for clients with multi-jurisdictional affairs and structures who seek to ensure that their interests remain compliant for tax purposes in a globally transparent world.”

The Edwin Coe Tax team has a market-leading understanding of onshore and offshore tax matters. Utilising prior experience, gained both whilst working for HMRC and in the private sector, the team are able to provide bespoke solutions to clients based in the UK and overseas.

The advice provided is governed by Legal Professional Privilege, which is not available to firms of accountants or tax advisers, and as such guarantees clients absolute discretion and confidentiality.

About Edwin Coe

Edwin Coe LLP is a full service law firm based in the heart of London’s historic legal district in Lincoln’s Inn. Founded in 1913, we have grown from our litigation origins to become a thriving and dynamic practice, providing a comprehensive range of legal services to meet the needs of a wide variety of businesses, individuals and organisations based throughout the UK and internationally.

With 44 Partners, we are ranked 115 in the 2021 edition of The Lawyer ‘UK 200’ law firms and are recommended in all the major legal directories. We provide clients with innovative, tailored and integrated legal services and combine a highly personal and responsive service with industry leading expertise.

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