We have a thriving, dynamic three-partner tax team based in both Reading and Birmingham. The work of our team can broadly be divided into four categories:
Corporate: a significant proportion of our work involves supporting our national team of over 100 corporate lawyers. We commonly advise on the tax implications of private equity transactions and transaction structuring, M&A, tax planning for management teams, reorganisations and restructuring including debt restructuring and demergers and advice on joint venture projects.
Venture capital: we have one of the UK's leading VCT/EIS tax practices and, as such, a significant proportion of our time is dedicated to advising investors and, in some cases, individual shareholders on their qualifying investments. We structure and restructure investments to ensure compliance and frequently engage with HMRC to seek advance assurances and to pre-empt the impact of the continuously evolving legislative framework in this area.
Real estate: as a firm we employ over 200 real estate practitioners. We support those practitioners by advising on stamp taxes, VAT, CGT, corporation and income tax, capital allowances and the CIS. We regularly advise the firm's impressive real estate client base on structuring complex development and investment transactions.
Employee incentives: we design and implement a broad range of employee incentivisation schemes. We also advise on the exercise and restructuring of those schemes in the context of M&A and private equity deal structuring.