Corporate Tax

Experienced corporate tax specialists supporting the full range of corporate clients, from specialist consultancies to major multinationals.

As experienced corporate tax specialists, we appreciate the need to communicate complex issues in a straightforward, accessible way.

Our commercial approach mirrors that of our clients as we seek to meet their business needs with a one-stop approach that will often involve other specialist teams within the firm. Our experience covers a broad range of company sizes and sectors, from specialist consultancies and niche players through to major multinationals.

Our team also includes specialists in tax disputes who have considerable experience in representing clients before the Tax Tribunals across the UK.

We work closely with the firm’s experts in employment, employee share incentives, corporate and pensions.

The practice is best known for its authoritative advice and speed of responsiveness. This includes:

  • providing corporate tax transaction advice for major clients of the firm;
  • advising on a wide range of real estate taxes including VAT, stamp duty land tax, land and buildings transaction tax, capital allowances, enterprise zone allowances, landfill tax, aggregates levy and non-domestic rates;
  • providing high value bespoke tax advice for individual clients;
  • implementing tax planning for shareholders and investors including the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Entrepreneurs’ Relief; and
  • providing high quality advice on a wide range of other tax matters, including share schemes, employee benefits, PAYE, national insurance, withholding tax, stamp duty and stamp duty reserve tax.

Cairn Energy plc

Advised Cairn Energy plc on corporate tax aspects of its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of a Norwegian company, Agora Oil & Gas AS.

Bowleven plc

Advised Bowleven plc on corporate tax aspects of its strategic alliance with Petrofac.

Croma Security Solutions Group plc

Advised Croma Security Solutions Group plc on corporate tax aspects of its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of CSS Total Security Limited, CSS Locksmiths Limited and Alarm Bell Company Limited, and the placing of new ordinary shares, part of the proceeds of which were used to fund the acquisitions.

Sainsbury’s plc

Provided tax advice to Sainsbury’s plc in Scotland in relation to VAT, stamp duty land tax and capital allowances. The rules in Scotland for stamp duty land tax on the grant, variation and extension of leases are materially different from those in England and Wales, and the specialist knowledge offered by the firm’s corporate tax team has proven to be of particular value in this area.