Jonathan Hornby is based at Taxand UK, where he is Managing Director with Alvarez and Marsal Taxand UK in London. He brings more than 16 years of corporate and international tax experience. He has worked extensively with multinational organizations, operating across a range of industry sectors, including retail, shipping and air transport, real estate, manufacturing, natural resources and utilities.
Jonathan advises clients on all aspects of corporate taxation, with a particular focus on international reorganisations, tax efficient financing, acquisitions, disposals and cross-border mergers. He has extensive practical experience of both advisory and compliance engagements.
Jonathan's most recent assignments include: advising on the acquisition of a cosmetics group for a French-based private equity fund; assisting an oil and gas firm with dispute resolution concerning intellectual property disposals; advising on the design of a procurement structure for a South African-based multinational; tax efficient structuring for the acquisition of London real estate for a Spanish investor; and multiple compliance assignments for a French luxury goods retailer.
Additionally he leads the European and UK tax advice regarding the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Previously, Jonathan spent 11 years with Deloitte & Touche in London as a member of their international tax team, where he was responsible for serving large corporate clients. He also worked with Deloitte’s mergers and acquisition tax team, providing transaction support services and tax structuring advice to both financial and strategic buyers.
Mr. Hornby takes a keen interest in tax policy and has been directly involved in consulting with U.K. tax authorities on a number of significant changes to the taxation of multinationals in the UK He is frequently quoted in the financial press on taxation matters.
Mr. Hornby earned a first-class honours degree in chemistry from the University of Sheffield. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW).