Meet The Team

Lanop is made by people!

Our work is enjoyable, and no matter what role we play, we are committed to doing an outstanding job for our clients. We are a diverse group of people with a variety of viewpoints and perspectives. We are most creative when we are working together, sharing, and interacting.

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Address: 389 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 5QL, United Kingdom.

Kai Schiefelbein

Kai Schiefelbein

Managing Partner

I am the Managing Director at Lanop. For more than a decade, I’ve been advising clients on VAT, annual accounts, self-assessments, and business strategy. My expertise dealing with complex business models has given me the ability to recognise subtle opportunities for businesses to manage their VAT, tough tax circumstances, and remain completely compliant with HMRC.

You can schedule a meeting with me to learn more about how your company can improve its work processes and plan taxes properly.

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Aurangzaib Chawla

At Lanop, I am providing my services as the Managing Partner and Tax Specialist. My expertise includes helping medium and small-scale businesses in their accountancy and legal requirements, business start-up support, strategic review, payroll system review and implementation, VAT and tax compliance to cloud accounting. I am also an expert in financial reporting, identifying and monitoring risks, strategic business development, client retention, market acquisition and deals closure by carefully planning my sales cycle. 


Muhammad Sohaib

Senior Financial Accountant


I am a qualified finance professional with over 8 years of diverse experience and proven track-record in accounting and finance, tax planning, preparing annual accounts, dealing with tax investigations and strong customer relationship management. I have also served in the higher education institutes to teach financial accounting and financial management to undergraduates and MBA students. Apart from my core expertise I am also leading and managing Lanop’s team of client managers across continents. I am also responsible for the quality control of the work and the provision of streamlined services to all our customers. Apart from work, I am a real Tennis enthusiast & sports player at heart.


Dr. Zubair Abbasi

Islamic Law & Shariah Specialist

Dr Abbasi completed DPhil at Oxford University and LL.M (Corporate Governance) at Manchester University. He is the Associate Editor of the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law and the South Asia Editor for the Harvard Law School project SHARIAsource

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Jonathan Amponsah

Wills & Probates Specialist


Shabeer Yousuf

Shabeer is passionate about providing down-to-earth practical solutions in answer to even the most complex of tax investigations.

Shabeer qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser with KMPG and became a Senior Consultant at the firm.

With over 25 years of experience in tax investigation and planning, he always ensures that clients receives true value for money in the advice he provides on related investigation matters.


Sean Palmer

Sean is a Chartered Tax Advisor who has spent his career specialising in tax investigation work on both sides of the fence. Sean spent 9 years as an Inspector of Taxes, before jumping ship and working for a similar number of years in the tax investigation departments of both BDO and Ernst & Young. Sean has extensive experience of HMRC tax investigations into cases of suspected serious fraud (Code of Practice 9 cases), having successfully defended numerous clients subjected to the COP9 process.

Anser Mahmood

Anser Mahmood

Financial Analyst & VFD


As an MBA and a Financial specialist, I am always on the lookout to expand businesses, fix strategy and get those revenues and profits rolling in. I am your virtual finance director, giving you one-to-one support on how to grow your business. Whether its financial forecasts, business plans or advise on business strategy, we can talk about it in detail in our virtual meetup. 


Tanveer Ahmad

Tax Associate

Tanveer is ACCA qualified, with expertise in UK Individual and limited company accounting and taxation, Tanveer is dedicated to providing exceptional financial solutions tailored to your needs. He specializes in navigating the complexities of tax investigations, ensuring compliance and peace of mind. Trust Tanveer to handle your accounting matters with utmost professionalism and efficiency, allowing you to focus on what truly matters—growing your business. Let’s work together towards your financial success.

Hassan Akhtar

Hassan Akhtar

VAT Manager
I am Hassan, a highly skilled professional accountant and VAT expert with 4+ years of experience. As an ACCA member, I am known for delivering exceptional accounting services to diverse clients, focusing on medium and small-scale businesses. My expertise covers statutory accounts, management accounts, bookkeeping, payroll, pension, CIS, and specialized VAT matters. With meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of VAT regulations, I ensure accurate and compliant financial handling. I am a trusted advisor, staying updated on VAT developments, utilizing advanced software, and providing tailored solutions for financial success and VAT compliance.

Shehryar Hameed

Client Manager


Shehryar is an experienced and highly skilled accounting professional with an ACCA qualification. With over 4 years of industry experience, he offers a wide range of accounting services to medium and small-scale businesses. His expertise includes statutory accounts, management accounts, bookkeeping, VAT, payroll, pension, and CIS. Shehryar is proficient in the latest accounting software and techniques, ensuring efficient and effective services for his clients. He is known for his attention to detail, analytical mindset, and dedication to helping businesses achieve their financial goals. Shehryar serves as a trusted advisor, assisting clients in improving financial operations and profitability. He stays up-to-date with accounting regulations, ensuring compliance and providing the best possible service.

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Waleed Nawaz

Payroll Manager

As the Payroll Manager at Lanop Ltd I am entrusted with the critical responsibility of overseeing and optimizing our payroll operations. With a strong foundation in payroll management and a meticulous approach, I ensure that our team adheres to the highest standards of accuracy, timeliness, and compliance with HMRC regulations.

My extensive experience in the field, combined with a commitment to ongoing learning and adaptation to the dynamic payroll landscape, allows me to navigate complex challenges and deliver consistent results. I take pride in safeguarding the confidentiality of sensitive payroll data and in providing our employees with a seamless payroll experience.

Florentina Demaj

Florentina Demaj

I am working at Lanop as an Assistant Accountant. I became part of the Lanop team through an internship and joined full-time after successful training. I assist client managers in annual accounts preparation, VAT submission, Self -assessments, bookkeeping, client meetings, payroll, HMRC issues, and other financial services. I meet all my task deadlines on time and foster a collaborative relationship for overall success. I am driven by a passion for accuracy and a commitment to financial excellence. I have recently graduated with a Master of Science with distinction in International Business Management with Finance in London and seek opportunities for further professional growth.

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Ghania Khatoon

Assistant Accountant

I have been working as an assistant accountant for over three years of experience in the field. My job at Lanop involves assisting client managers with tasks such as annual & management accounts, confirmation statements, VAT, Self -assessments, bookkeeping, payroll/CIS, and pension of clients with other HMRC issues and financial services. I am excited to put my expertise into practice and work together with my colleagues to achieve our financial goals with hard work and dedication.

I have recently obtained the degree of Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from London, along with a Master’s in business administration. With all my financial skills and knowledge, I am certain that I can make a positive contribution to the team at Lanop.

Bilal Akram

Bilal is a dedicated assistant accountant with a passion for numbers. He is an integral part of the accounting team at Lanop, where he has proven himself as a reliable and detail-oriented professional. As an ACCA finalist, he has a solid foundation in accounting principles. He has developed a comprehensive understanding of financial processes, including Bookkeeping, VAT Returns, Financial Statement preparation, etc. On top of that, his communication skills are a valuable asset to the organization. He is able to collaborate seamlessly with both his team members, and with clients, ensuring a smooth flow of information while maintaining strong professional relationships.

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