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Travers Smith LLP

Tax

2 ranked lawyersBand 3UKEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded practice focusing on the representation of management teams and institutional investors in private equity-related transactions. Also adept at providing advice on the tax issues relating to investment funds. Works with large corporates on matters including tax structuring in relation to M&A activity. Expertise in acting for clients operating within the healthcare, retail and real estate sectors.

Strengths

Sources note: "They are easy to get on with, responsive and proactive."

Clients appreciate that the lawyers "always look to build a long-term relationship through their considered approach."

"They are approachable, available and respond in a timely manner," market commentators report.

Work highlights

Counselled Benson Elliot Capital Management on the tax aspects of its EUR800 million fund raising for a private equity-style real estate fund.

Notable practitioners

Kathleen Russ is the firm's senior partner. She is recommended for her ability to provide first-rate advice on all manner of private equity-related tax matters.

Simon Skinner leads the firm's tax department. He advises private equity and corporate groups on a full range of transactional tax matters.
"He is good at breaking down complex tax problems into something understandable."

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UK

Tax


Kathleen Russ
Eminent Practitioners
Simon Skinner
Band 4