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Corporate tax

Businesses should not make decisions solely based on tax considerations. However, tax will have a significant impact on how successful their decisions are. We work closely with companies, international groups and management teams to tackle tax issues early on. Our tax specialists work closely with our transactional teams from the outset of a transaction to make sure that tax issues are appropriately dealt with. Our objectives are always to minimise the tax risk and use careful tax planning and documentation to maximise value available to our clients in a compliant and fair way.

Our international team of corporate tax lawyers can advise you seamlessly and consistently on cross-border issues and deals. In jurisdictions where we do not have a local team, we work closely with carefully chosen specialists to provide the highest quality service. Our partner-led service has a wealth of experience in advising local and international clients on the full range of issues they will come across in their corporate life cycle, from start-up to fund-raising, from international expansion to exit.

Experience


Dixons Carphone plc

Advised on the tax aspect and tax structuring of various transactions involving US group Best Buy, ultimately leading to its 2014 £3.6 billion merger with Dixons to form Dixons Carphone plc.

Odeon and UCI Cinemas

Advised management of Odeon and UCI Cinemas on the $1 billion 2016 sale to US group AMC Theatres.

Investec Bank

Advised on the unwinding of a securitisation vehicle, including tax-structuring.

Iris Worldwide Holdings Ltd

Advised on the tax-structuring and transaction-related tax advice on the 2015 partial exit by certain shareholders and new investment and staged acquisition by a listed Korean Investor, Cheil Worldwide Inc.

Campus Living Villages

Advised on tax-structuring and transactions for various and on-going student accommodation projects.

Acano (UK) Limited

Advised on complex structuring and option scheme restructuring in respect of the 2016 acquisition by Cisco Systems for US$700m.

Spigit

Advised on the transaction with Corel using an international team of tax lawyers across the UK, Germany and France.

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