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Global Guide 2022
UK Tax
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Band 3

4 Ranked Lawyers

About

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Transactions

We are one of the few international law firms to provide a combined offering of both domestic and cross-border tax advice within the major European jurisdictions, working together as one team on cross-border matters. Our work focuses on tax advice in connection with M&A and private capital transactions, and we also are leaders for complex tax advice in relation to the real estate sector, and on behalf of high-net-worth individuals. Skadden received the Corporate Tax award at the 2015 The Legal 500 UK Awards.

Controversy and Investigations

Skadden’s U.K. tax controversy and investigations practice combines the skills of experienced English-qualified tax practitioners and dispute resolution lawyers. The group provides its clients with tactical and technical advice to ensure that tax disputes and investigations are resolved as effectively as possible through various methods such as negotiation, expert determination or a hearing before the tribunals or the courts.

Chambers Review

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Tax - UK
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Band 3
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.

Work Highlights

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  • Advised TDR Capital on the tax aspects of its £6.8 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Asda from Walmart.

Notable Practitioners

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James Anderson
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James Anderson
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James Anderson is a highly respected tax practitioner known for his deft advice on transactional tax issues. He is able to assist on cross-border matters, especially those involving US elements.
"He is excellent at coordinating and working with other teams and lawyers." "He has a commitment to giving the best advice he can offer us."

Elizabeth Spencer
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Elizabeth Spencer
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Elizabeth Spencer provides guidance on post-acquisition tax integration as well as tax structuring advice on transactions and benefit compensation.
"She is super bright, responsive and resolves issues very quickly." "She is easy to deal with on time-driven work and provides calm and comprehensive advice."

Joseph Hone
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Joseph Hone
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Joseph Hone is able to advise clients on the structuring of joint ventures, M&A and other corporate transactions.
"He is organised, structured in his thinking and relentlessly delivers the best work product on time." "He is a very experienced person in terms of tax."

Alex Jupp
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Alex Jupp
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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 clever and quick, making him a pleasure to work with." "He has a good understanding of the business and can assimilate a lot of information very quickly."

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James Anderson
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James Anderson
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Alex Jupp
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Alex Jupp
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Elizabeth Spencer
Elizabeth Spencer
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Joseph Hone
Joseph Hone
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