Specialist legal advice for a range of tax issues

Tax rules are becoming more complex both internationally and nationally. There is an increased focus on businesses paying the "right" amount of tax and detailed anti-avoidance rules have been introduced to counter aggressive practices.

The tax issues that arise for your business will be unique to your circumstances. The influencing factors include the nature of your business, the sector it operates in, and its own tax or risk profile. The tax rules can vary across each. We'll help you understand your specific tax landscape and what you need to do to stay compliant.

We prioritise understanding the businesses we support. By working this way, we make sure that we offer tax solutions that fulfil your commercial objectives and minimise tax exposure. Tax can be complicated. Our clients know us for our clear, practical and easy-to-understand advice.

They are knowledgeable in everything they do and always deliver great results in a timely manner.

Chambers and Partners

How we can help you

Business tax advisory

The tax position of any business is impacted by its operations, structure and regulatory environment. We can support you with all your domestic and international corporate tax issues, including structuring your business activities, corporate reorganisation and insolvency. 

Charities and philanthropy

We provide a one-stop shop for charities, non-profit organisations and philanthropists. Whether you're a private family grant-making charity or a large global name, we can advise you on charity law and all the areas on which charities need advice. Our expertise includes setting up a charity, fundraising and international expansion.

International tax

Our lawyers combine technical expertise and industry knowledge to deliver and implement tax solutions for global businesses. Our expertise covers a wide range of international tax issues including cross-border M&A, intellectual property planning and international tax reporting rules. We will guide you through the international tax minefield and add value along the way.

Investment funds

Our work will make sure that your structures are fit for investor, investee and/or fund requirements and can be run effectively in practice. We provide pragmatic, results-focused tax advice on all aspects of a fund's lifecycle, including fund structuring and formation, the tax implications of holding assets and navigating compliance burdens. 

Private equity tax

We regularly act as the lead tax and structuring adviser for private equity investors, investee companies, management teams and lenders. Each stage of the investment lifecycle can give rise to complex tax issues often involving multiple parties, each with their own commercial and tax objectives. We can support you with tax advice at all stages, including fund formation, structuring acquisitions and exit planning. 

Private wealth

Our Private Wealth team is skilled and experienced in helping individuals and families structure their assets and put succession plans in place. The team's expertise covers everything that you might expect from private client lawyers, such as wills, lasting powers of attorney, trusts and investment companies. We have extensive experience advising family offices with both a domestic and an international aspect to the structuring of their affairs.   

Real estate tax

Our Real Estate Tax team combines technical expertise and strong sector knowledge, providing commercially led advice and structuring solutions. We can support you with all aspects of real estate tax, including project structures, partnerships and land transfer taxes. With real estate tax expertise across all our European jurisdictions, we act for a range of clients in both the commercial and residential sector. 

Tax disputes

Our Tax Disputes team has a formidable track record of resolving tax disputes, whether through litigation or alternative dispute resolution. We can assist and advise at all stages of a dispute, whether at a local or international level. Our expertise includes advising on tax audits, investigations and settling tax claims. With specialists across Europe, we work closely with other teams at Osborne Clarke to make sure that all aspects of your dispute are covered.

Transactional tax

Complex tax structuring is often a feature of corporate transactions. A transaction might have tax risks and issues that are sometimes inherent, and at other times may arise during the dealings. Our tax specialists can provide you with high-quality support and solutions for all types of domestic and international transactions, including M&A, private equity and disposals. 

Our tax lawyers

Our Tax team is made up of corporate tax, share incentives, private client and tax litigation lawyers. We have extensive experience helping clients through the international tax minefield and adding value at each step of the way. With tax specialists in all of our offices, we offer seamless, full-service tax advice and support for domestic and cross-border businesses.

Alongside corporate and real estate transactional work, our lawyers undertake a significant amount of stand-alone tax advisory mandates particularly, relating to fund structuring or investments into established funds.

Our client base is a diverse mix of companies, businesses, funds, financial institutions and high-profile individuals across industry sectors. We have expertise in the built environment, energy and utilities and financial services sectors.



Illuminate Financial Management

Advised VC firm Illuminate Financial Management on the final close of their second fund at $100m.

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Morrison & Co

We advised Morrison & Co on the acquisition of a majority interest in Fore Freedom Holdings B.V., a fibre-to-the-premises network business in the Netherlands, from funds managed by Ancala Partners. 

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We advised Global Student Accommodation Group on the acquisition of two purpose built student accommodation assets in Bristol alongside joint venture partner, Harrison Street.

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We  advised Miniclip on its acquisition of the independent mobile games developer Mobile Gaming Studios, which trades as Eight Pixels Square.

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Advised Tenzing on the sale of FMP Global.

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Advised Foresight on the first £60m close of its new fund dedicated to investment in Scotland.

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