Drew Scott heads Sidley’s London Tax group. He joined the firm as a partner in May 1995. He divides his time between a transactional and a dispute resolution practice. His transactional practice encompasses the tax aspects of a wide range of corporate activity including the structuring, negotiation and documentation of mergers and acquisitions (both cross-border and domestic), joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and insolvency related matters.
Drew also has substantial experience in advising in respect of HMRC enquiries and negotiating with and, where necessary, litigating against HMRC.
Drew is recognized as a Leading Individual for Corporate Tax in The Legal 500 UK 2017. In a previous edition, clients told the publication that he is “a passionate corporate adviser who brings added value.” In Chambers UK 2019, clients describe him as “very efficient and knowledgeable,” whilst in the 2018 edition, he is cited as being “very responsive and eloquent, and is an all-round professional adviser.” Drew has also been listed in Best Lawyers 2019 for Tax.