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Slaughter and May

Tax: Contentious

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What the team is known for

Works with a broad spectrum of high-profile corporates and individuals on UK and EU tax issues. Offers in-depth technical expertise in tax inquiries and investigations. Noted for its experience in obtaining confidential HMRC settlements for clients. Adept at advising on international tax disputes.

Strengths

Clients say: "The team are highly competent and approachable."

Sources note: "They are really excellent. They have the global picture, and are very collaborative and great communicators."

Work highlights

Advised BlueCrest Capital Management on challenges to HMRC`s tax treatment of its incentivisation arrangements.

Notable practitioners

Richard Jeens co-chairs the tax disputes group at the firm. He often works with leading multinationals on transfer pricing disputes, among other matters.
"He brings a large breadth of experience, he is an effective communicator and he facilitates decision-making that properly considers the facts and the risks."

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Overview

Our highly regarded team advises on the tax issues arising from the full range of commercial and financial matters, including many of the largest cross-border transactions. As a full service tax practice, we also provide tax consultancy and  advice.

  • We are recognised not only for our technical excellence but also for the commercial and responsive nature of our advice. 
  • In addition to many of the biggest UK-headquartered, publicly listed multinationals, our impressive roster of clients includes US and European companies, large private companies, individuals and government bodies.
  • We are instructed on the biggest and most complicated mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions where our role includes advising on structuring the transaction, negotiating the tax aspects of the documentation and managing large multinational teams of tax advisers on cross-border deals.
  • We work with our clients and other lawyers in the firm to develop innovative and tax efficient solutions to a wide range of commercial issues and then ensure that these are implemented to meet the tax and commercial objectives of the matter in hand.
  • Clients seek our advice on a broad range of other tax issues that affect their businesses such as, including State aid investigations, and tax policy matters, including challenges for global businesses caused by the changing international tax landscape.

Tax: Contentious

Slaughter and May

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Location

One Bunhill Row

London

Greater London

UK

EC1Y 8YY

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Tax: Contentious


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