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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Tax

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What the team is known for

Highlighted for its coverage and commercial knowledge of tax matters for corporate clients. Has an excellent track record in the real estate space, representing property investors on both UK and cross-border deals. Additional expertise in real estate fund-related tax matters such as joint venture structuring. Also notable for its ability to advise clients on their M&A activity.

Strengths

"They are very knowledgeable, courteous, and come up with great ideas and solutions," clients remark.

A client reports: "We have built up a good relationship and they are our trusted adviser."

Another notes: "They deliver dynamic advice and provide wide commercial support."

Work highlights

Advised Globalgrange on the tax structuring of the £1 billion sale of its hotel portfolio to Queensgate Investment.

Notable practitioners

Alan Sinyor handles a broad range of indirect tax issues including VAT and SDLT disputes with the Revenue.

"He is vastly experienced, confident and knows his area." "It is reassuring to have him on your side."

Global head of tax Elizabeth Bradley has a practice that is focused on the tax structuring and planning aspects of high-value real estate transactions. Her clients include leading real estate investment managers and property owners.
"She is very knowledgeable, available and able to meet our deadlines." "She can translate complex tax issues into commercial reality, which is a phenomenal skill."

Mark Brailsford specialises in corporate tax matters. He is able to provide guidance and counsel on a wide range of issues such as transactions, restructuring and advisory matters.
"He is very pragmatic and very smart."

Paul Shaw stands out for his advice to real estate fund managers on matters including the structuring of acquisitions and disposals. He also provides support on VAT and other indirect taxes.
"He is a good, solid technical lawyer."

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Tax Department

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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Department location

Governor’s House

5 Laurence Pountney Hill

London

Greater London

UK

EC4R 0HH

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London (Firms)

Tax


Mark Brailsford
Band 5

Tax: Real Estate


Elizabeth Bradley
Band 2
Paul Shaw
Up and Coming

Tax: VAT


Alan Sinyor
Band 1