He has worked extensively with multinational organizations, operating across a range of industry sectors including retail, real estate, manufacturing, management consultancy, natural resources and utilities.
Mr. Hornby advises clients on all aspects of corporate taxation, with a particular focus on international structuring, tax efficient financing, acquisitions, disposals and cross-border mergers.
He also has extensive hands-on experience of providing tax compliance services ranging from tax reporting under UK GAAP and IFRS to the preparation of corporate tax returns for clients facing a complex array of technical challenges.
Mr. Hornby's recent assignments have included: leading the delivery of the 'Targeted review of corporation tax' for the water sector on behalf of Ofwat; a complex group rationalisation exercise for a major French multinational; tax structuring advice in respect of the acquisition of U.K. real estate by non-resident investors; and, a variety of compliance or assignments for an international luxury goods retailer.
Additionally, he has led the U.K. tax advice on the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for the past four years.
Prior to A&M, Mr. Hornby spent 11 years with Deloitte & Touche in London as a member of its international tax team, responsible for serving large corporate clients. He also spent time in Deloitte’s mergers and acquisition tax team, providing transaction support services and tax structuring advice to both financial and strategic buyers.
He takes a keen interest in tax policy and has been directly involved in consulting with U.K. tax authorities on a number of significant changes to the taxation of multinationals in the U.K. He is frequently quoted in the financial press on taxation matters.
Mr. Hornby earned a first-class honors degree in chemistry from the University of Sheffield. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He is a U.K. national.