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Renowned as a key player in major tax matters on behalf of its impressive client base. Provides a full suite of services in areas including finance, TMT, real estate, technology and energy. Noted for its corporate transactional expertise as well as for its work on investment fund and private equity matters. Stands out for its ability to advise on cross-border tax issues, with particular strength in relation to advising Asia-based clients.
Sources say: "Their expertise is excellent. They have exceptional attention to detail and are highly responsive."
Clients note: "The partners are exceptionally good technically and commercially."
Sources report: "The team is constructive and pragmatic."
Advised Aon on the tax aspects of its redomicile from the UK to Ireland.
David Haworth is a highly respected tax practitioner. He is sought after for his first-rate advice on corporate tax strategy and planning.
"He understands the transactions both on the commercial and regulatory sides and he tailors his advice accordingly."
Jill Gatehouse assists clients with complex tax aspects of large-scale corporate transactions and restructuring. She also has experience advising on EU tax law.
"She is very insightful, knows her precedents and is a very engaging tax partner."
Peter Clements is known for providing extensive support and guidance on M&A structuring and tax planning. He is particularly adept at advising on cross-border matters.
"His commerciality, experience and grasp of tax legislation make him a massive asset." "He is someone who is very solutions-focused and sensible."
May Smith has a broad practice providing guidance to clients on the tax aspects of corporate transactions and IPOs, among other areas.
"She has an extremely thorough and detailed approach." "She understands negotiations and has detailed knowledge."
Paul Davison focuses on financing and frequently counsels clients on the tax aspects of M&A and the structuring of complex financial instruments.
"He understands how the commercial aspects of the transactions we do stand together." "He provides exceptionally clear and helpful advice on a complicated area of the law."