Timothy Lyons QC - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square
Timothy Lyons QC
Areas of practice:
  • European Law
  • Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Public Law
  • Professional Negligence
  • Tax Law
4-5 Gray's Inn Square

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"...one of the foremost EC customs and tax law litigators"

Timothy has a broad practice which includes VAT appeals, EU anti-dumping duty, public procurement, WTO law, the impact of the EU fundamental freedoms on direct tax and EU state aid law. His interest in international matters has led to him advising on international as well as EU law and his clients have included foreign governments as well as businesses and high net wealth individuals. He represents in court, and advises, trustees of both domestic and international trusts on a wide range of issues and is a member of STEP’s Cross-Border Estates Group and its EU Committee. He is a member of the EU Savings Directive Group assisting the European Commission in the review of the EU Savings Directive.

His book EC Customs Law (OUP 2nd ed, 2008) has been called “...simply the most up to date and comprehensive handbook on customs matters currently available in the English language.." and “a standard reference work for practitioners in the field of trade and customs legislation”. He is also the general editor of European Cross-Border Estate Planning (Sweet & Maxwell), a contributor to Value Added Tax: Commentary and Analysis (Sweet & Maxwell) and joint editor of the International Guide to the Taxation of Trusts (IBFD). He contributed a chapter: State Aid, Tax and Abuse of Law to a collection of essays - Prohibition of Abuse of Law: A New General Principle of EU Law? (Hart Publishing, 2011).

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