Jon Hanifan is an experienced tax advisor to the hedge fund industry. Jon leads Akin Gump’s European hedge fund tax advisory team.

Practice & Background

Jon advises hedge fund managers on a range of matters including the opening of non-UK offices and the relocation of staff and business functions to these, advising overseas managers on the risks of creating a taxable presence in the UK and similarly UK managers wishing to avoid creating a taxable presence overseas. Jon also advises start-up hedge fund businesses, in addition to helping clients implement deferral and retention plans.

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Jon was a director in the hedge fund tax practice of one of the world’s largest accounting firms. He is a member of both the Association of Taxation Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Jon has a BSc from Loughborough University.