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Jul 2016
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Understanding the UK's Persons of Significant Control (PSC) Register
PSC Register

Find out more about the UK’s PSC Register, a regulation set up by UK’s Companies House to better pinpoint a company’s ultimate beneficial owner and monitor any sort of money laundering or tax evasion activities.

Questions covered included:

  • Who must have a PSC register?
  • Who is considered a PSC?
  • What defines “significant interest or control”?
  • What data should be included in the PSC register?
  • And plenty more!

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Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson,

Director of Global Tax,

Simmons Gainsford Global Tax LLP

Peter is Director of Global Tax and a Member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants in England and in Australia. He has a Master’s degree in Business and a second Master’s in Tax Law and is a qualified (but non-practising) Lawyer. He is a member of the Tax Institute and is researching towards a PhD in ‘BRICS and International Tax Law’ at Queen Mary, University of London, which allows him to meet and discuss cross border tax issues with leading academics.

Peter has more than 37 years of experience in domestic and international tax in most of the leading jurisdictions and in growth economies. He is currently based in London but has previously been based at EY, New York (International Tax Partner in Jim Tobin’s Foreign Tax Desk Programme and Global Head of EY’s International Oil and Gas Practice); EY, London (International Tax Partner, London Foreign Tax Desk Cluster) and EY Sydney (Partner and Head of the Australian Natural Resources Practice) and at PwC London (International Tax Partner, European Head of Tax-based Financing).

He advises on the tax risks of various cross border business and personal structures including business reorganisations, financings and derivatives, intangibles and on the constituents of avoidance and evasion internationally, transfer pricing, bi-lateral and multi-lateral tax agreements, including information exchange.

Femi Ogunshakin

Femi Ogunshakin,

Managing Director,

Loftus Stowe Ltd

Fęmi is a tax professional with over 25 years experience, working with both corporate and private clients and, more recently, professional advisers.

Starting his tax career with HM Revenue & Customs in 1988, Fęmi originally specialised in tax investigation work before moving in 1997 to KPMG, then Deloitte and Grant Thornton before moving into industry, working within the in-house group tax functions of United Biscuits, Standard Bank and Barclays Bank.

In 2009, Fęmi trained as a solicitor to add to his skill base and has, since then, combined being an experienced tax advisor with acting as a consultant solicitor to a number of law firms across the UK, providing employment law, private client and corporate law assistance to their clients.

The Loftus Stowe group of companies include accountancy, tax, HR and legal services, providing its clients with a comprehensive range of advice including commentary on tax planning strategies, the provision of bespoke tax and legal advice to clients with respect to their affairs with HMRC, assistance with negotiations to settle tax liabilities with HMRC, working with clients concerning the dissolution of limited companies and proceedings under the Company Director Disqualification Act.

Fęmi also holds roles as Trustee and Director of Bassetlaw Citizens Advice Bureau and Worksop Priory & Gatehouse Community Trust, and is General Legal Counsel to a Midlands based telecommunications company and a South Yorkshire renewable energy company.

Nicholas McVeigh

Nicholas McVeigh,

Professional Support Lawyer,

Mishcon de Reya

Nick is a Professional Support Lawyer in Mishcon de Reya's Corporate Department. His role includes drafting and developing the Corporate Department's precedents and practice notes, writing articles and client briefings and the provision of updates on new legal developments and training to fee earners. Prior to joining Mishcon de Reya, Nick worked as a fee earner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in its London, Hong Kong and New York offices, where his practice covered mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, joint ventures and general corporate advisory work.

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