Anne Fairpo

Call: 2009    

Practice Overview

Qualified as a solicitor: 1994
Education: MA (Oxon); CTA (Fellow)


Areas of practice:

Anne Fairpo is a senior tax lawyer who has substantial and diverse experience of tax matters gained both within law and accounting practices. Anne was called to the bar in 2009 after 15 years as a solicitor; her experience and expertise covers UK and international corporate tax planning and disputes, acting for a range of clients from small owner-managed businesses to listed multinationals. Anne also has a particular interest in intellectual property taxation and UK-US cross-border tax planning, with regard to both direct and indirect tax matters.


Publications include:

Taxation of Intellectual Property, 3rd Ed. Bloomsbury (2011), 2nd Ed. (2009) and 1st Ed. (2002)

Copinger on Copyright (tax chapter), Sweet & Maxwell (2011)

Tax Planning for High-Technology Businesses (co-author), Tolleys (1999)


Articles (1998-present) for a range of publications including; Tax Planning International, TPI:eCommerce, Times of India, Tax Practitioner, Tax Journal (including Budget update articles), Tolley’s Practical Tax and Simon’s Weekly Tax Briefing on UK and international tax matters, including transfer pricing and the Portuguese electronic VAT invoicing legislation.


  • Tiley & Collison’s UK Tax Guide 2010-2011, LexisNexis (editor, corporate tax and international tax)
  • Red Book 2009-2010 (technical editor), CCH
  • Tolley’s Tax Planning (chapter on taxation of intellectual property), Tolleys (annually, 2002-present)
  • Tiley & Collison’s UK Tax Guide 2009-2010, LexisNexis (editor, corporate tax)
  • International Taxation of Intellectual Property, BNA International, 2009 (editor and contributor)


Author of the IP Tax blog (; contributing editor to IP Finance (

IP tax news on twitter - @iptax


Recent conference papers include:

  • Mercia seminars, Taxation of R&D and Intellectual Property
  • LNB Webinars, Taxation of Foreign Profits, Capital Allowances Update
  • MBL Seminars - UK/US Tax Issues for Business, Taxation of Intellectual Property, Tax Issues for Multinationals, Transfer Pricing update, VAT update, Capital Allowances
  • Employment Law Bar Association - Employment litigation: tax issues



  • Portuguese - fluent
  • French - conversational



  • Chartered Institute of Taxation (Council Member & Trustee, Chair of the Education Committee, Chair of the London Branch, member of the International Taxes Technical sub-committee)
  • Revenue Bar Association
  • VAT Practitioners’ Group
  • American Bar Association
  • Taxation Section, California State Bar Association
  • TaxAid volunteer
  • Free Representation Unit volunteer
  • Member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit



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