Herbert Smith Freehills

Tax Department

UK
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What the team is known for Represents clients in a comprehensive range of direct and indirect tax matters with experience in areas such as M&A, real estate and investment funds. Notable experience advising clients from the energy and financial services sectors including a large number of FTSE-listed companies. Handles contentious and non-contentious matters both in the UK and internationally.

Strengths A client says: "Their strength is their depth of experience," adding that "for any question on anything in our business someone is able to provide an answer very quickly."

Sources enthuse that the firm's tax expertise means clients are "in excellent and capable hands."

Notable practitioners

Global tax head Isaac Zailer is recognised for his expertise in mergers and acquisitions. Clients appreciate that "he can grasp incredibly complex technical issues and then apply it to commercial facts."