Anna Burchner

Anna Burchner


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, Hungarian, German, Dutch

Anna Burchner is a partner in the Corporate Tax team at CMS UK.

She has experience in various areas of international tax with particular focus on funds, both in the regulated and unregulated sector. Her experience includes the structuring of fund products, listed and private funds (including venture capital), investments by funds and financial institutions, debt investments, group restructurings, M&A transactions, real estate investments and internationally mobile employees. She also has in depth experience in structuring investments into the UK and in transactional tax work, as well as transfer pricing projects

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Relevant experience

  • Takeda on its EUR 9.6bn acquisition of the Nycomed Group.
  • Coutts on tax risks of its cross border business in respect of over 60 overseas locations.
  • Commerzbank tax advice on structuring a French alternative fund with UK portfolio manager.
  • Riverside Company tax advice and structuring on the acquisition of the Fadata Group.
  • Structuring work for the Enterprise Innovation Fund (ENIF), where cornerstone investors are EBRD, EIF, KfW and Western Balkan governments.
  • Bouwfonds on due diligence and advice on the sale of a fund portfolio involving UK property.
  • Tax structuring advice on various inbound UK property (hotel) investments.
  • Willis Towers Watson on various fund investments, fund structuring, related FATCA and CRS matters.
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  • 2005 - QLTT, College of Law
  • 2002 - LL.M in International and European Tax Law, University of Leiden
  • 2000 - Doctor of Law and Political Sciences, ELTE University Budapest
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Mak­ing Tax Di­git­al: UK launch in April 2019
The Brit­ish gov­ern­ment will launch the first stage of its Mak­ing Tax Di­git­al (“MTD”) pro­ject in April 2019. For the first year it will ap­ply only to VAT and will not be ex­ten­ded to oth­er taxes un­til 2020 at the earli­est.
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New UK Di­git­al Ser­vices Tax
On 29 Oc­to­ber 2018, Phil­lip Ham­mond, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, an­nounced in his Budget that the UK will be press­ing ahead with a uni­lat­er­al Di­git­al Ser­vices Tax (“DST”) from April 2020, sub­ject to an ap­pro­pri­ate in­ter­na­tion­al meas­ure be­ing in place.
UK Tax On Off­shore In­tan­gibles
The Fin­ance Bill 2018-19 will in­tro­duce UK tax cur­rently at 20% on in­come from in­tan­gible prop­erty held in low-tax jur­is­dic­tions to the ex­tent that the in­come is refer­able to UK sales. This meas­ure will come in­to ef­fect from 6 April 2019.
Up­date on UK im­ple­ment­a­tion of EU Dir­ect­ive on VAT and vouch­ers
On 27 June 2016, the Coun­cil of the European Uni­on pub­lished the EU Vouch­ers Dir­ect­ive (Coun­cil Dir­ect­ive 2016/1065) (the “Vouch­ers Dir­ect­ive”), which amends the Prin­cip­al VAT Dir­ect­ive (2006/112) in or­der to in­tro­duce a com­mon VAT treat­ment of ‘vouch­ers’ across.
BEPS: UK rat­i­fies the OECD Mul­ti­lat­er­al In­stru­ment
The Double Tax­a­tion Re­lief (Base Erosion and Profit Shift­ing) Or­der 2018 has been ap­proved by the House of Com­mons on 23 May 2018 (the “Or­der”) (full text avail­able here). The Or­der rat­i­fies the OECD’s Mul­ti­lat­er­al Con­ven­tion to Im­ple­ment Tax Treaty Re­lated.
New European man­dat­ory tax in­ter­me­di­ar­ies dis­clos­ure re­gime
On 13 March 2018, the EU­'s Eco­nom­ic and Fin­an­cial Coun­cil agreed amend­ments to the Coun­cil Dir­ect­ive 2011/16/EU (the "Dir­ect­ive") aimed at tack­ling ag­gress­ive tax plan­ning (see the an­nounce­ment here and full text of the new pro­vi­sions are here).
BEPS: OECD an­nounces Mul­ti­lat­er­al In­stru­ment will come in­to force
The OECD has re­cently an­nounced that the Mul­ti­lat­er­al Con­ven­tion to Im­ple­ment Tax Treaty Re­lated Meas­ures to Pre­vent Base Erosion and Profit Shift­ing (the "Mul­ti­lat­er­al In­stru­ment") will come in­to force on 1 Ju­ly 2018 (ori­gin­al an­nounce­ment avail­able here).
European Com­mis­sion con­firms pro­pos­als to tax the Di­git­al Eco­nomy
On 21 March 2018, the European Com­mis­sion an­nounced that it is mov­ing ahead with pro­pos­als to im­ple­ment both a Dir­ect­ive on di­git­al per­man­ent es­tab­lish­ment (“di­git­al PE”) and an in­ter­im tar­geted turnover tax (the press re­lease is avail­able here).
Tax­ing the Di­git­al Eco­nomy: UK up­dates po­s­i­tion pa­per
Fol­low­ing the Chan­cel­lor’s Spring State­ment, HM Treas­ury has pub­lished an up­date to its Novem­ber 2017 po­s­i­tion pa­per in re­spect of cor­por­ate tax and the di­git­al eco­nomy (ori­gin­al pa­per dis­cussed here and up­dated pa­per avail­able here).
Leaked doc­u­ment re­veals EU pro­pos­als for tax­ing the Di­git­al Eco­nomy
A leaked European Com­mis­sion doc­u­ment (dated 26 Feb­ru­ary 2018 and avail­able here) re­veals an in­sight in­to the EU’s in­ten­tions re­gard­ing tax­ing the di­git­al eco­nomy. The draft pro­pos­al notes there is a con­tinu­ing mis­match between where profits are taxed and value.