Head of Tax


At Dentons we are committed to excellence in supporting legal professionals with cutting-edge solutions. Our dynamic and diverse team collaborates seamlessly to provide a wide range of services, including finance, IT, human resources, marketing, and more. We pride ourselves on fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adaptability. 

Job Overview:

As the Head of Tax, you will oversee various tax practice operations and provide high-caliber tax solutions to our Partners. Acting as a business adviser to our Partners, you will and produce high-quality results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner Income Tax and Income Sourcing:
    • Develop and implement income sourcing policies.
    • Collaborate with external advisors on local developments and provide support during tax audits.
    • Manage tax compliance for partners in various countries, including monitoring tax payments.
    • Work closely with local teams.
    • Manage the preparation of K-1 equivalents for US nationals.
  • Coordination of Europe-Wide Tax Projects:
    • Implement and oversee post-implementation of transfer pricing policies and documentation, including recharges of fees and costs across offices.
    • Provide withholding tax support.
    • Offer VAT support to local offices and assist with EDGE implementation.
    • Ensure compliance with Mandatory Disclosure Rules.
    • Address mobility issues.
  • Tax Structuring:
    • Handle tax structuring for growth and restructuring initiatives.
    • Support local and European finance teams, including providing training.
  • Tax Compliance and Planning:
    • Oversee tax compliance for group entities.
    • Engage in tax planning and tax risk mitigation.
  • Partner Accounting:
    • Maintain partner capital and current accounts.
    • Implement partner distribution policies.
    • Monitor partner payments and collaborate with the Treasury team on cash flow planning.
    • Provide support to Management, the Europe Board, and the Europe Compensation Committee.
    • Coordinate with the group consolidation team and external auditors.


    • Adequate professional qualifications
    • Approximately 10 years of professional experience, preferably within the professional services or legal industry.
    • Expert-level understanding of relevant tax laws and regulations, with strong knowledge of accounting standards.
    • Proven track record of handling tax issues in a European environment.
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of accounting standards.
    • Excellent communication skills, strong business relationship-building capabilities, and the ability to handle change with ease.
    • Analytical thinking and the ability to navigate within a complex business environment.



Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons‘ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

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