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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Tax

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What the team is known for

Focuses on advising clients on the tax elements of public M&A, especially mandates involving US tax issues. Also works with clients on private equity deals. Highly proficient in cross-border transactions thanks to its established global network of offices. Experienced acting for clients within the real estate, finance and technology sectors.

Strengths

Sources say: "They have a very joined-up team, which makes it easy to work with them."

Others note: "They are responsive, thoughtful and practical in all the advice they provide."

"They are knowledgeable, commercial, creative and know the market well," clients say.

Work highlights

Provided tax advice to Phoenix Group on its GBP2.3 billion acquisition of ReAssure from Swiss Re and MSAD.

Notable practitioners

Alex Jupp provides extensive guidance on the tax structuring aspects of joint ventures and M&A. He frequently advises clients on their most complex and high-value transactions.
"He is able to apply his expertise to particular situations in a timely way." "He has excellent experience and is very commercially astute, with deep international tax knowledge."

James Anderson is a highly respected tax practitioner known for his deft handling of transactions. He is able to assist on cross-border matters, especially those involving US elements.
"He has a wealth of knowledge that is indicative of his years of experience." "He is very knowledgeable and can handle corporate structuring adroitly." "His depth of knowledge as a subject matter expert is amazing."

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Overview

Best known for cross-border tax expertise —  particularly US/UK deals and private capital matters — Skadden's UK tax team is exceptional among US firms in the City for offering a self-standing practice covering many types of tax advice. The team includes specialists in tax litigation and controversy, corporate and finance transactions, derivatives, structured finance, funds and private capital, and is supported by the wider disputes practice in handling tax litigation. Moreover, Skadden's UK tax team increasingly advises on tax-related investigations and HM Revenue & Customs enquiries for clients, and also recently has focused on innovating the tax impact in new sectors, such as AI, crypto/fintech, digital, and  energy.

Tax

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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40 Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London

Greater London

UK

E14 5DS

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James Anderson
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