Michael Cant leads the Nabarro tax team and has extensive experience in corporate tax, particularly VAT and stamp taxes. He acts for a number of blue-chip property companies and his experience includes advising on the tax implications of both direct and indirect property acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, developments and funds.
Cant also has extensive experience as a tax litigator and has advised on a number of VAT and direct tax cases before the courts.
He is a member of the British Property Federation Tax Committee, the VAT Practitioners and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners groups. Cant regularly writes on aspects of corporate taxation. Two recent publications relate to the taxation of non-resident companies and SDLT on abnormal rent increases.
Cant regularly features in the legal directories, and is highly regarded by clients and peers alike for his direct and indirect tax prowess. According to Chambers 2009, ‘he draws on a deep well of experience and knowledge to provide clients with creative and pragmatic advice that has earned him considerable respect in the real estate sector’.