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Zoe Wyatt

Partner

Zoe has come full circle since starting her career at Milestone in 2006. After an in-house role at Acer, she moved to Grant Thornton where she was promoted to Associate Director and earned the role of Head of Tax for the China Britain Services Group.

Now a Partner at Milestone, she brings extensive knowledge of international tax systems with a special interest in double tax treaties, exploitation of IP and the role of EU law.

Winner of Taxation’s ‘Rising Star’ award in 2011, Zoe has particular expertise in UK-Chinese bilateral investment and the energy and technology sectors.

Highlights include:

  • Advising on a US$800m independent power project in Nigeria involving 9 institutions across 15 countries
  • Establishing a US$500m solar energy fund via the UK and Luxembourg
  • Advising on a gas to liquids technology project spanning Sub-Saharan Africa, Canada, the UK and the US. This included Entrepreneurs’ Relief, Employee Shares and the Enterprise Investment Scheme
  • Applying the UK CFC regime on behalf of £700m turnover Chinese oil & gas group listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • Advising a HK listed Chinese automobile manufacturer, turning over £2.4bn, on the acquisition of the London black cab manufacturer
  • Tax due diligence and structuring advice for the acquisition of a Championship Football League club by Chinese private investors.

Zoe is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and an Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Tax having completed the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation.

With a deep interest in yoga, meditation and spirituality, Zoe is fascinated by the link between improved thinking and improved performance at work. Her other abiding interest is her beautiful but grumpy cat, Shylock, or as her friends and husband like to call him, ‘The Little Prince’.

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Are HMRC’s 281 Million Pounds Diverted Profits Tax Yield Stats Misleading the Public?

The U.K.’s tax authority HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) recently published statistics setting out a 281 million pounds tax yield in 2016–17 from the Diverted Profits Tax. In question was the so-called “Google Tax” introduced in April 2015 as the answer to counter perceived tax-avoidance by large multinational groups that generate significant revenue from U.K. customers but seemingly pay little U.K. corporation tax by comparison. The diverted profits tax (“DPT”) seeks to prevent multinational groups…

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