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Antje Forbrich



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+44 (0)20 7544 8817

As a VAT adviser I enjoy helping clients understand how the often complex VAT rules apply to their business and make VAT simpler or more efficient for their business.

Having qualified and worked at PwC in Germany before moving to the UK in 2003 has put me in a very good position to advise on international VAT in general and European VAT in particular, as I am mindful of the different approaches on technical aspects of the VAT law but also of differences in culture and communication. In the UK I worked at two Big Four and a mid-tier firm before joining the VAT and Customs advisory team at Blick Rothenberg in 2018. Here, I am particularly enjoying the opportunities awarded by our focus on international work and our collaborative working environment

I also take a particular interest in VAT on financial services which is an area where VAT does not flow through but creates a cost to businesses. As VAT legislation and guidance are unable to keep up with the speed of innovation in financial products, technology and crypto assets, finding the right VAT solution can often be a challenge

Specialist areas

  • VAT advice on setting up in the UK
  • VAT advice on cross-border transactions
  • VAT advice on financial services and partial exemption
  • Assistance with submitting input tax reclaims
  • Assistance with communicating VAT errors to HMRC and mitigating penalties

Qualifications and positions of note

  • Qualification as Tax Adviser in Germany
  • VAT Practitioners Group

I am based at

Covent Garden

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Spotlight On… VAT & Barter Transactions 13 September 2022

Spotlight On… VAT & Barter Transactions

In this edition, VAT Partner Simon Newark looks at an often overlooked, unusual VAT consequence of many common business transactions.

New VAT policy on non-business activities 19 July 2022

New VAT policy on non-business activities

HMRC have announced a new two-stage test in published guidance and their updated guidance manuals

Alan Pearce 12 April 2022

Chancellor acts on VAT for energy saving materials

It was with some satisfaction that the Chancellor announcE changes to the VAT treatment of energy saving materials in his Spring Statement.