Taxation

We recognise that taxation is a significant issue for our clients and often the defining factor in the planning and operation of any type of business. We aim to anticipate the tax issues and implications for our clients’ business and offer practical and innovative solutions to obtain the best commercial outcome.

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Our team of lawyers has extensive experience in tax planning for both domestic and international groups by designing tax-efficient corporate structures and can advise on reorganisations, investments and divestments of group assets.

Due to our strong relationships with small and medium enterprises and family businesses, we have considerable expertise advising on the tax issues throughout the business lifecycle, ranging from incorporation tax administration through to succession tax planning.

We have significant experience liaising with tax authorities regarding contentious tax matters or disputes.

Our tax experience includes the following:

• UK and cross border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions

• Corporate reorganisations, restructurings and demergers

• Share buybacks and return of capital to investors

• Intra-group financing

• Joint ventures

• Tax efficient investment (SEIS, EIS and VCT)

• Employee share incentive schemes

• Employee salary, benefits and relocation

• Real estate transaction and operational taxes (SDLT, CIS and VAT)

• Tax disputes

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