The ESRG Group announced an addition to its extensive expertise in April 2016, with the appointment of Femi O. Ogunshakin to the ESRG Taxation team. Femi is a tax professional with over 25 years experience, working with both corporate and private clients and, more recently, professional advisers.
He joins ESRG as a consultant, providing a comprehensive service to clients including commentary on tax planning strategies, the provision of bespoke tax and legal advice to clients with respect to their affairs with HM Revenue & Customs, assistance with negotiations to settle tax liabilities with HMRC, working with clients concerning the dissolution of limited companies and proceedings under the Company Director Disqualification Act.
Starting his tax career with HM Revenue & Customs in 1988, Fęmi originally specialised in tax investigation work before moving in 1997 to KPMG, then Deloitte and Grant Thornton before moving into industry, working within the in-house group tax functions of United Biscuits, Standard Bank and Barclays Bank.
In 2009, Fęmi trained as a solicitor to add to his skill base and has, since then, combined being an experienced tax advisor with acting as a consultant solicitor to a number of law firms across the UK, providing employment law, private client and corporate law assistance to their clients.
Fęmi also holds roles as Trustee and Director of Bassetlaw Citizens Advice Bureau and Worksop Priory & Gatehouse Community Trust, and is General Legal Counsel to a Midlands based telecoms company.
The ESRG Group, represented by CEO David Evans, feels that Femi ‘represents a strong addition to the Group; he brings a vast knowledge of his field, and is a great ambassador for the ESRG ethos. I look forward to an ongoing relationship and the proven drive he brings to the role’.