Slaughter and May

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Well-known firm praised for its strong reputation as a London-based powerhouse. Has an extensive network of allied firms within Europe aiding its cross-border capabilities. Reputed for its presence on transactional mandates, with a particular eye for high-value M&A matters. Operates a substantial disputes practice which covers a variety of contentious matters in the UK, including VAT fraud and disputes with HMRC.

Strengths One client described the team as "professional, deeply knowledgeable and client-focused." The same source then went on to say: "They have a depth of expertise on key tax matters."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Reliance Brands in its acquisition of Hamleys Global Hondings from C.banner International, advising on all tax aspects of the transaction.

Notable practitioners

Sara Luder is the head of the firm's tax practice and is based in London.