Gary Barnett

Senior Professional Support Lawyer

London

T +44 20 7825 3313
gary.barnett@simmons-simmons.com

General Experience

Gary is a senior professional support lawyer in the corporate tax group. Gary started his career at another major international law firm where he qualified as a transactional lawyer, advising on a wide range of corporate tax and VAT matters, with a particular emphasis on M&A transactions.

Before joining Simmons & Simmons, Gary also worked at LexisNexis Butterworths where he was responsible for updating and rewriting the VAT commentary in De Voil Indirect Tax Service.

As a professional support lawyer at Simmons & Simmons, Gary has been responsible for developing the knowledge management strategy for the London corporate tax group, whilst providing support to the international tax teams across Simmons & Simmons. He has also been instrumental in developing means to use tax know how in a marketing context and is responsible for the content of the group’s knowledge products.

Since joining Simmons & Simmons, Gary has continued to write widely, particularly on the subject of VAT. He is a regular contributor of articles to leading UK tax publications and has also recently written VAT content for LexisPSL on Abuse of Rights, Composite Supplies and the VAT Treatment of Funds.

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Background
Gary obtained a first class honours degree in law from the University of Nottingham. He trained at another major international law firm in London and qualified as a solicitor in 1986, initially practising as an associate in the Corporate Department, before joining the Corporate Tax Department. Gary joined Simmons & Simmons as a professional support lawyer in the Corporate Tax Group in 1996.