David Pert
Managing Director
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18 years of experience with HMRC
Three years practicing in Australia
24 years of experience in serious tax fraud defense
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David Pert is a Managing Director and head of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand U.K. LLP in London. He brings more than 35 years of experience in tax advisory across a wide range of areas, including negotiation and litigation with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, forensic tax investigation and tax mitigation involving companies and high net worth individuals.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Pert served as CEO of Chiltern PLC. During his 10 years with Chiltern, the former U.K. Taxand firm, he established the company as the U.K.'s largest independent tax consultancy, rivalling the Big Four accounting firms in the corporate tax field. He also helped build the U.K.'s leading tax investigation practice, which was honoured with the prestigious Lexis Nexis award in 2006. Additionally, Mr. Pert has acted in several of the U.K.'s leading tax fraud cases over the past 15 years.

Prior to Chiltern, Mr. Pert spent seven years with a top 20 accountancy practice where he was recognised as one of the leading specialists in cases of suspected serious tax fraud and dealt with several cases involving the Serious Fraud Office. Mr. Pert began his tax career with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (formerly Inland Revenue) in 1970, spending a total of 18 years with that department, where he focused on tax investigations. During that time, Mr. Pert spent three years in Australia assisting in the drafting of legislation to combat tax fraud in that country.

Mr. Pert is also a well known lecturer on the topic of tax fraud and is a regular speaker on that subject both in the U.K. and Europe. He is a U.K. national.