UK Companies Growing Internationally. Multinational Companies and Groups. Overseas Companies Setting up in the UK. Businesses Operating Internationally. UK Companies who are part of an International Group   


International Tax Advice. Tax Efficient Cross Border Structuring. Managing & Minimising Global Tax Risks. Global Tax Compliance. Tax Investigations. International Tax Audits. International Tax Health Checks. Tax Reporting. 


Energy. Renewables, Construction & Property. Technology, Transport. 


Helen Brown is International Tax Director and heads up our International Tax team. She specialises in all aspects of international tax advice to UK SMEs setting up abroad, foreign companies investing in the UK, or large multi-national corporations with a global footprint. Helen also heads up our Corporate Criminal Offence team and is part of the Tax Investigation Team. Helen has fantastic commercial experience, having worked in industry for large multinational corporates for 10 years. 

Based in our Aberdeen office, Helen works extensively on managing & minimising global tax risks, global tax compliance and tax return reporting, cross border structuring and financing. Helen also deals with complex UK corporate tax matters including hybridity, loan relationships, corporate interest restrictions and tax enquiries. 


“I lead a team of truly global experts in AAB, and this is supported by close relationships with overseas firms through our international networks. We hand pick the best advisors and build strong working relationships in these countries to deliver the best advice to clients across the globe. 

We have particular expertise in Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, USA, the Middle East, and Africa. But my role involves advising businesses trading across the world and I love the variety of work and challenges that this provides to me and my team.” 


“The experience that myself and my team have, allows us to challenge tax authorities, overseas advisors, and overseas companies to make sure we get the right outcome for our clients. 

The work that we do provides my team with growth and development opportunities. We review new legislation, guidance, and consultation documents to keep up to date with the evolving international tax landscape.” 


“Because of my AAB and industry experience, I bring to the team an agile mindset and am always striving for efficiencies. This includes how to use technology smarter and adopting new technologies to streamline processes. For example, using tax software to assist with up to date information and provide reports to our clients on their group tax position.  We also work closely with our Global Mobility colleagues and employee trackers to monitor and manage permanent establishment risk 

Global tax is constantly evolving, so keeping ahead of this is key to my role. We have access to international tax online libraries and a network of affiliates which allows us to provide clients with local country tax information and advice to help them understand the tax implications of working internationally.” 


“I really enjoy recruiting and developing people and helping them throughout their career journey. I like nothing more than supporting my team through tax exams and their professional development. I enjoy watching people grow in confidence, building client relationships and delivering a first-class service to clients.  

As the saying goes: “Tax shouldn’t be taxing,” but the reality can be very different. International tax is complex; being able to decipher tax legislation and local tax rules and apply it to a specific set of circumstance requires skill and experience. The International Tax Team at AAB encompasses corporate tax, VAT, employment tax and private client tax to provide a complete solution to businesses. I love being able to bring together complementary skills across the team to deliver great advice to clients.” 

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  1. Blog27th Jan 2020

    Working in Norway & Denmark – Are you aware of your Corporate Tax Obligations?

    During 2019 we have seen that Norway and Denmark continue to be attractive work locations for UK companies. UK companies who are working in Norway and Denmark continue to specialise in the traditional sectors of oil and gas but we have also seen an upsurge in other…

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  2. Blog10th May 2018

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    Corporate Interest Restriction (CIR)

    The Corporate Interest Restriction (CIR) is the UK’s legislation implementing the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development best practice recommendations for limiting base erosion and profits shifting by means of excessive tax deduction for financing costs. The CIR rules came…

    By Helen Brown

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