Field Court Tax Chambers

Field Court Tax Chambers is delighted to welcome Dr Rita da Cunha, Dr Richard Collier and Dr Oktavia Weidmann to Chambers. 

Both Rita and Oktavia were called to the Bar of England and Wales during the course of a  memorable evening at Gray’s Inn.  Chambers is delighted to have such stellar practitioners joining Field Court Tax Chambers one as a door tenant (Rita) and the other as a pupil (Oktavia). 

Rita is qualified in three jurisdictions (Portugal, New York and now England & Wales), has a PhD and Masters in Taxation and is the winner of the highly acclaimed Mitchell B. Carroll award for her thesis on GAARs.  Prior to coming to the Bar, Rita worked for top-tier firms in Portugal, and has also lectured at various universities around the world.  She is a well-known tax arbitrator in Portugal and we are delighted to welcome her to Chambers as a door tenant from 1 January 2022. 

Oktavia is also qualified in three jurisdictions (Germany, Mauritius and now England & Wales), and has considerable  experience in the fields of the taxation of derivatives and investment funds.  She is the author of ‘Taxation of Derivatives’ (Wolters Kluwer, 2015) and also hold a PhD and Masters in Taxation, having previously undertaken her BCL from the University of Oxford.  Prior to coming to the Bar, Oktavia co-founded a Swiss-based investment management company, having previously worked in several front-office positions of various investment banks as an equity derivatives structurer.  She joins Chambers as a pupil of Katherine Bullock, and we are delighted to have her on board.

Richard has joined us as a door tenant. Richard is an associate fellow at Said Business School, University of Oxford and has a global reputation in advising governments and very large multinationals. He previously headed up PwC’s international transfer pricing unit for financial services and the OECD’s work on Pillar 1.

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