Deloitte has boosted its indirect tax litigation capabilities with the appointment of Mark Howard as Director in its Indirect Tax Litigation Advisory and Strategy team. According to Deloitte, Howard’s hiring, who joins with almost two decades of experience, will allow it to better serve clients concerning their disputes.
Indirect tax litigation expert Mark Howard joins Deloitte from Big Four rival PwC, where he has worked for almost 20 years. Howard started his career at PwC in 1996, when he joined the firm’s Indirect Tax Investigations team, working his way to become the firm’s Head of Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution. During his time at the firm, Howard worked on tax investigations and indirect tax teams, managing VAT and sales tax in various emerging economies including India, Bangladesh, Albania, Pakistan and Rwanda.
As Director in the Indirect Tax Litigation Advisory and Strategy team of Deloitte, Howard will work with Deloitte’s clients on strategies for dealing with disputes. “We are delighted to have appointed Mark who brings unequalled experience to our team,” comments Jane Curran, Partner and Strategy lead for the Litigation Advisory and Settlement team, on Howard’s appointment. “Increasingly our clients are seeking to settle issues by means other than lengthy and costly litigation and Mark’s hire is entirely in line with our strategy to provide unequalled support in this regard.”
Howard adds: “I am delighted to be joining Deloitte, one of the UK’s most successful professional services firms, and am looking forward to bringing my experience and expertise in working in Indirect Tax dispute resolution to the firm.”
Other recent hires at Deloitte, all with the aim of boosting its capabilities, include that of Financial Services Partner Andy Lees, Deloitte Digital Partner Jason Warnes and Forensic Partner Chris Clements.