Marcus Nicolaou
Senior Director
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16+ years advising clients on domestic and international corporate tax matters
Leads the U.K. tax compliance and reporting function
Wide ranging domestic and international corporate tax advisory experience across all industry sectors
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Marcus Nicolaou is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand in London, with more than 15 years of experience in domestic and international corporate tax.

He has worked with clients across a wide range of industries including: retail, pharmaceuticals, automotive, real estate, professional services and hospitality.

Mr. Nicolaou brings extensive experience in tax reporting, tax accounting and compliance, including advising on all aspects of group tax planning to minimize clients’ tax burdens. He has also been involved in negotiations with HMRC in order to settle enquiries into his clients’ tax returns.

Throughout his career, Mr. Nicolaou has advised companies on a wide range of corporate tax matters including acquisitions, disposals and reorganizations of businesses (including submitting statutory and non-statutory clearances and preparation of tax due diligence reports), post-merger integration, the substantial shareholdings exemption, the dividend exemption, stamp duty, stamp duty land tax, chargeable gains, capital allowance claims and share options.

In addition, he regularly advises clients on international corporate tax matters including tax treaty analysis and claims, EU directive analysis and claims, tax efficient structuring and supply chain planning, transfer pricing and thin capitalization, the controlled foreign companies rules and the worldwide debt cap legislation.

Before joining A&M, he worked with the corporate tax department of Grant Thornton, London. Earlier, he spent 10 years with RSM Robson Rhodes and Chantrey Vellacott DFK.

Mr. Nicolaou earned his bachelor's degree in economics and statistics from the University of Exeter, England. A U.K. national, he is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) and a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).