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Mark-Abbs

Mark Abbs

Partner

Global Mobility

mark.abbs@blickrothenberg.com

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+44 (0)20 7544 8744

I have helped many international organisations to manage their global workforce; and individuals who travel, work or live outside of their home country.

I am a UK and US expatriate tax specialist and I joined Blick Rothenberg in July 2011 where I head up the firm’s Global Mobility practice.

I have 25 years’ experience advising companies on their global mobility, tax and HR issues, with particular expertise helping organisations in the technology, financial services, life sciences, oil and gas and luxury goods sectors. This includes 16 years working at the Big 4 accountancy firms.

My experience as a UK and US expatriate tax specialist is broad and deep; and I have helped many international organisations to manage their global workforce and individuals who travel, work or live outside of their home country.

I advise on international tax, tax residence, international social security, cross-border pensions, cross-border share reporting, tax equalisation and international assignment policies.
I have been an Expert Witness for UK/US ‘Tax Equalisation’ issues in the High Court and regularly present on global mobility issues including at meetings of the German, Austrian, Italian and Spanish Chambers of Commerce in London.

The most satisfying part of my job is being able to deliver high quality service to my clients through our multi-award winning team, and trying to do something a little different in the global mobility space.

Specialist areas

  • Advising companies on their global mobility, tax and HR issues
  • Advising companies on issues relating to their global workforce and individuals who travel, work or live outside of their home country.
  • Advising on international tax, tax residence, international social security, cross-border pensions, cross-border share reporting, tax equalisation and international assignment policies.
  • Particular expertise helping organisations in the technology, financial services, life sciences, oil and gas and luxury goods sectors.
    Expert advisor on tax equalisation.

Qualifications and positions of note

  • Fellow UK Association of Tax Technicians
  • Enrolled Agent of the US IRS, Global Mobility Specialist (GMS-T®)
  • Accredited Global Mobility Expert / Member of the Academy of Experts
  • EMEA / Asia Pacific Head of BKR International Expat Tax Practice Group
  • Master of Laws in International Commercial Laws
  • MBA in International Management
  • Member of Mensa

I am based at

Covent Garden

13 December 2019

Brexit: Business travellers

Companies who send workers to the EU as business travellers after Brexit may need to spend more time on understanding the 'immigration' issues.

19 July 2019

Lee Hamilton speaks to HRD Connect

In this video, Blick Rothenberg partner Lee McIntyre-Hamilton speaks to HRD Connect about the tax issues facing the HR industry.

15 June 2019

UK Statutory Residence Test

The UK introduced a Statutory Residence Test from 6 April 2013 and this may have an impact on how you are taxed in the UK.