At Aegis we draw together the expertise of lawyers, forensic accountants and investigators to solve your problems. Our specialists are fully aware of both your legal and commercial needs and adopt a pragmatic approach to providing you with solutions.
Aegis was founded in May 2008 by Chris Chipperton. His uniques experience has allowed him to tailor the Aegis approach to the needs of our clients. ... More >
Chris is an acknowledged expert in the field of business crime, regulatory investigations and tax disputes having the benefit of over 30 years of experience with HMRC, Big 4 accountancy firms and a leading city law firm.
During a 22 year career with HMRC (then HM Customs & Excise) Chris spent over 15 years with their Investigation Division and handled several major cases involving tax evasion, money laundering and drug trafficking. Chris was the UK liaison officer to the Middle-East region from 1993-98 and forged many valuable contacts both at government level and the business community.
In 1999 Chris joined KPMG. He led the project to reform Hong Kong Customs in 2000-01 and has considerable experience with the WCO (World Customs Organisation) in running training workshops both in Brussels and in South East Asia. He was also involved in the defence of major Customs prosecutions into a multi-national vehicle manufacturer and a computer manufacturer which were both multi-jurisdictional enquiries.
In 2003 Chris joined the Tax Risk Management (TRM) team at Ernst & Young. At Ernst & Young Chris specialised in computer and mobile telephone sectors. Chris is widely recognised as a leader in his field and has been called upon to provide expert evidence in several major cases.
Currently economic uncertainty is causing the Tax and Regulatory authorities to take a hard line. They seek to maximise revenue and penalise corporate wrong-doing. Therefore if you face a tax or regulatory enquiry it is vital that a pro-active approach is taken.
Our aim is to solve our client’s problems through controlled negotiations with the tax authorities or regulatory agencies such as the SFO or FSA. Where appropriate we will litigate but we realise that clients often value discretion and prefer an out of court settlement. Therefore we will ensure that the outcome of your litigation, unless decided in a public forum, will remain confidential.