Tax Litigation, HM Revenue & Customs, Serious Fraud and Commercial Litigation/Arbitration
Senior partner and founder. Hassan specialises in tax, commercial litigation, international arbitration and international commercial projects. His expertise in complex HM Revenue & Customs cases led to him being instructed to act for Bond House Systems Limited in the landmark test case against HM Revenue & Customs before the European Court of Justice, a precedent for over 200 further cases involving over £1.6bn in tax. Hassan is recognised in independent legal guides ‘Chambers’, ‘Legal Experts’ and ‘The Legal 500’ as a UK leader in complex customs and tax matters. Hassan works in United Kingdom and cross-border fraud litigation, arbitration and commercial litigation. He also advises on international commercial projects with tourism, mineral resources and Islamic finance specialisms. He has been legal counsel to the Customs Practitioners Group and UK Warehousing Association on customs and tax matters since 2002.
He has successfully conducted billions of pounds of disputes and projects in the last five years. He won a major US$600 million Hedge Fund Arbitration in 2011 acting against a major UK and USA bank.
Qualified 1994; HM Revenue & Customs Solicitor’s Office 1995; Senior Lawyer and European legal affairs co-ordinator HM Revenue & Customs 2000; head of VAT and Customs Baker & McKenzie, London 2001; established Hassan Khan & Co, now The Khan Partnership LLP, 2004. Specialist customs editor to Butterworths Tolley, and frequent guest speaker on customs, trade and tax issues at conferences and seminars. Awarded Lloyds TSB Jewel Award 2008 for Professional Excellence.
Nottingham University (1990 LLB); Westminster London Business School (2002 MBA).
Resides London, married.