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Dr. Clifford John Frank

National Tax Partner In Charge

London, United Kingdom

Legal and Tax Advisory Firm

Professional Summary

35 years experience in International and UK Taxation, in addition to Arbitration including Contract Disputes and Investments Issues. For more than 35 years, I have represented clients throughout Europe and the United States building a wide network in the field of International Taxation and Civil Litigation. Advised my clients on the merits of Arbitrating before ICSID and ICC. I have acted as a Tax Attorney, before the first Tier Tribunal, in a complex MITIC case; and have assisted clients in complex Civil and Corporate Litigation, with matters arising from the Insolvency Act 1986. Notwithstanding my Tax and Arbitration experience, I have advised and assisted clients in capital raising and preparation of Investment Memorandum, Pre-IPO. As a registered and approved Growth Coach, for Growth Accelerator, I help ambitious businesses achieve rapid sustainable growth by providing tailored expert advice. PUBLISHED BOOKS: CONTACT "3 Ways to Settle Your Tax - Staying in Switzerland and Preserving you Anonymity" "Why Me! - An International Tax Investigation" Q & A Tax Guide UK (England & Wales)

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  • English
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Industry Experience

    • Legal and Accountancy
    • Accountancy & Tax
    • Accounting Firm
    • Public Accounting Firm




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London, United Kingdom W1J 6BD
National Tax Partner In Charge
Legal and Tax Advisory Firm
2010 - Present
International and UK Domestic Tax. Company incorporation, Worldwide, Restructuring Companies or Groups, to ensure compliance with "Control & Management test" as applied by the appropriate authorities: Transfer Pricing issues. Permanent Establishment(s) (UK and abroad);

Property Taxation:
. Establishing REIT's and arranging there listing on qualifying Stock Exchange
. Acquisition of properties by Non natural persons.[enveloping or de-envelopng]
. Using properties to create wealth.
. Raising finance for properties or business.
. Using a Property company to save taxation.
. Ring-fencing assets to reduce Inheritance Tax

Arbitration: Arbitration:
• Review of disputed
• Sitting as Arbitrator.
• Advising on the merits.
• Drafting arbitration clause
• Advising on Investment Treaties.
• Institutional Arbitration; ICSID,ICC

Corporate Finance:
. Strategic Consulting; Business plans, Double Tax Treaties, Investment Treaties.
. Asset Purchase or Sale, Due diligence, Preparing the business for sale.
. LEXeFISCAL represented INV Solutions Ltd in their sale to Lauristons Ltd,

International and domestics Tax investigation.
. Cross boarder issues.
. UK/Switzerland disclosure agreement .
. UK/Isle of Man disclosure agreement .
. UK/Liechtenstine [LDF-Agreement]

Partnership Taxation

Civil Litigation:
. LEXeFISCAL, were the lead advisors in Giotto Ltd (in Liquidation) v Barolo & Others, representing Barolo & Others together with SNR Denton, defended a claim brought by the liquidator, for £500,000.

. Milias (UK) Ltd (in Liquidation) v The Directors; LEXeFISCAL represented the directors, resulting in a withdrawal of the action, by the Liquidator.

US Taxation (individuals)
• Filing of all necessary US tax forms
• US tax compliance for individuals
• Alienation of citizenship.

Double Tax issues for unincorporated business
• Taxation of business profits
• Permanent establis
London , United Kingdom W1J 6BD
Senior parther
Tax Advisory Firm
2004 - 2010

Providing international and domestic tax consulting from, England, focusing on Non Domiciles, Residents ,and Non Residents; Companies seeking to incorporate in England or in low tax jurisdiction, Asset Protection and Trust, Share Capital Reconstruction, etc.
HSCS also provided a review of cross boarder Investments, with an eye on the local Investment Treaty often overlooked, when establishing a company in a foreign jurisdiction.

Clifford Silvani Ltd T/a Greavés Associates
London , United Kingdom SW1
Accountancy & Tax
1983 - 2004
Domestic and International tax advisor, Corporate financ, Incorporating efficient structures for international trading, Trust and Whealth planning

BDO Stoyhayward
London, United Kingdom W1M
Supervising Tax Senior
Public Accounting Firm - Big Four
1978 - 1983
Responsible for a wide range of Domestic Tax, Corporate and Individuals


LLM, International Tax 2005
Queen Mary University of London - Faculty of Law
London, England, United Kingdom

Associations and Societies

  • Association of Independent Accounting Professionals

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