Our tax group advises clients across various industry sectors. The team works closely with specialists in our other groups to help our clients plan and structure acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, mergers and restructuring.

We act for a wide variety of clients, including listed UK corporates, offshore entities, life and pension funds and foreign government funds.

Areas of expertise include:

Corporate tax

Our corporate tax team provides support for our corporate group on deals including flotations and consequent instructions from newly listed companies. The team has strong links with tax specialists in other jurisdictions, both within our European alliance and a wider tax grouping, which covers 10 jurisdictions. As a result, we can offer you seamless pan-European service.

Real-estate tax

Our team works on all aspects of taxation and property — from simple transactions to complex structures optimising clients’ income, capital gains, stamp duty land tax positions and VAT. Michael Cant and Simon Rose are recognised as leading VAT experts by the legal directories. As well as supporting our colleagues in the real-estate group, we also work closely with the firm’s funds and indirect real-estate team to establish and represent a wide variety of joint ventures and property funds.

Tax dispute resolution

Our tax litigation team is experienced in acting for major corporate clients with tax disputes involving HM Revenue & Customs. The disputes include both indirect and direct taxes before a number of different forums, including the High Court, Court of Appeal and European Court of Justice.

In addition the team also advises on claims between private parties involving tax issues, such as tax warranty claims under share purchase agreements.

Such disputes are often best resolved through mediation, rather than formal court proceedings, and to this end we draw on our strength in alternative dispute resolution.

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