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Tax | Europe

UK

This section focuses on corporate tax. The work includes the taxation of transactions, disputes and regulatory matters such as double tax treaties, transfer pricing, VAT, customs duties and the taxation of employee benefits.

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Band 1
  1. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Tax
    2023 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Freshfields is renowned as a key player in major tax matters on behalf of its impressive client base. It provides a full suite of services in areas including finance, TMT, real estate, technology and energy. The team is noted for its corporate transactional expertise as well as for its work on investment fund and private equity matters. It stands out for its ability to advise on cross-border tax issues, with particular strength in relation to advising Asia-based clients.
  2. Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
    1
    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Kirkland & Ellis has a well-rounded practice with strength in investment fund structuring, restructuring and insolvency, and private equity transactions. Leading global asset managers form the main part of its client base, and the team regularly advises these clients on cross-border tax mandates. As well as its leading transactional work, the group also stands out for its advisory counsel for leading financial institutions.
  3. Slaughter and May
    1
    Slaughter and May
    Tax
    2023 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Slaughter and May is a premier firm that is distinguished for the advice its tax team provides on private and public M&A. The team has additional experience in sophisticated financial transactions and general advisory work. Its noteworthy clientele is formed of multinational banks, corporates and insurance companies. The team also regularly advises the UK government and other public sector bodies on tax policy.
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Band 2
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
    2
    Allen & Overy LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Allen & Overy has a strong reputation across a broad range of corporate tax work including matters relating to M&A, asset finance and structured finance. The team is renowned for its work with both banks and corporations on domestic and cross-border matters. Its large international network allows the team to service clients at a global level and the team excels at working for those in the food and drink, finance and real estate sectors.
  2. Linklaters
    2
    Linklaters
    Tax
    2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Linklaters is held in high regard for its capable handling of high-profile corporate transactions both in the UK and internationally. The tax team has a breadth of experience and knowledge covering areas such as M&A, financing and restructuring. Clients hail from a broad range of sectors including finance and energy.
  3. 2
    Macfarlanes LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Macfarlanes is widely respected for the quality and breadth of its tax work. The team advises clients on a range of matters, with notable areas of expertise including restructuring and M&A. The team is best known for its standout expertise in relation to investment fund and private client-related tax issues. It is known for its adept handling of matters for clients in the real estate, financial services and media sectors.
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Band 3
  1. Baker McKenzie
    3
    Baker McKenzie
    Tax
    2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    The tax team is able to utilise Baker McKenzie's worldwide footprint to advise on high-value matters for global corporations. It has a proven track record in a wide range of corporate tax matters including M&A, restructurings and joint ventures. Also adept at advising on transfer pricing concerns as well as indirect tax. Broad sector expertise including finance, technology and media.
  2. Clifford Chance LLP
    3
    Clifford Chance LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance has a prominent tax group that regularly advises on big-ticket work for a diverse client base. The team has a full-service tax offering and can assist with everything from corporate transactions to restructuring and fund-related tax issues. The team works with a wide range of multinational clients from industries including banking and financial services, investment management and real estate.
  3. Latham & Watkins
    3
    Latham & Watkins
    Tax
    2023 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    The tax team at Latham & Watkins advises on the full range of corporate tax work. In particular, the group stands out for its transactional work, regularly assisting clients with M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions. Notable for its ability to handle cross-border mandates, especially those with a US element.
  4. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    3
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Skadden focuses on advising clients on the tax elements of public M&A, especially those deals involving US tax issues. The team also works with clients on private equity deals and is highly proficient in cross-border transactions thanks to its established global network of offices. The tax team is experienced acting for clients within the real estate, finance and technology sectors.
  5. Ashurst
    Tax
    2023 | Band 3
  6. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 3
  7. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Tax
    2023 | Band 3
  8. Travers Smith LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. CMS
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    CMS
    Tax
    2023 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    CMS represents an impressive roster of high-profile clients spanning a broad array of industries. It has an enviable breadth of sector expertise, with particular strength in real estate, media, technology and private equity. The tax group regularly advises on both domestic and international transactional and tax structuring matters.
  2. Hogan Lovells
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    Hogan Lovells
    Tax
    2023 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells has a strong reputation for its experience advising on the full range of corporate tax matters, including M&A and capital markets. The tax team is notable for its transfer pricing expertise as well as its work on SDLT. Its clients are drawn from a wide range of sectors including healthcare, real estate, finance and pharmaceuticals.
  3. Proskauer Rose LLP
    4
    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Proskauer houses a well-regarded tax practice which is noted for its expertise in investment fund tax matters. In that space, the team works with leading sponsors on fund structuring across a range of asset classes. It regularly acts on cross-border issues, especially those requiring advice on US tax. It also advises clients across a range of corporate matters including M&A, private equity and restructuring.
  4. Norton Rose Fulbright
    Tax
    2023 | Band 4
  5. Simmons & Simmons LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
    5
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
    Tax
    2023 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Akin Gump is best recognised for its tax advice on large restructuring mandates as well as its work in the investment funds space. Bondholders and other creditors come to the team for its ability to advise on cross-border tax issues, and investment fund clients seek the firm out for its ability to advise on fund structuring, as well as for advice on investments and disposals. The team also handles more general corporate and finance tax matters for blue-chip clients.
  2. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    5
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Debevoise's tax team is recognised for the strength of its funds-related work, regularly advising well-known asset managers on fund structuring and on investments and sales. The team is well placed to handle complex UK-US cross-border tax considerations as it contains US tax experts on the ground in London.
  3. DLA Piper LLP
    5
    DLA Piper LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 5 | 10 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper acts for an impressive set of clients including financial institutions and UK and international corporates. The team has extensive experience in relation to both direct and indirect tax matters, notably advising on real estate-related mandates as well as on VAT. Transfer pricing is another noted area of strength.
  4. Eversheds Sutherland
    5
    Eversheds Sutherland
    Tax
    2023 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Eversheds has particular strengths in assisting clients with the tax aspects of regulated investment funds, especially those focused on the real estate sector. The team has additional proficiency advising on a full range of indirect tax matters, domestic and international M&A, and joint ventures, as well as tax risk insurance. It acts for both UK-based and international clients, with notable expertise in industries including engineering, finance, retail and energy.
  5. Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP
    5
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 5 | 14 Years Ranked
    Weil's tax team is proficient in advising on a comprehensive range of corporate tax matters including M&A, securitisations, private equity deals and restructurings. It works on behalf of an impressive client roster, covering industries such as banking, financial services and energy, and has extensive experience advising on cross-border transactions.
  6. Ropes & Gray LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 5
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Band 6
  1. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    6
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Gibson Dunn’s London tax team has a strong reputation for advising household-name corporates and alternative asset managers on difficult tax issues. Those clients seek the team out for advice on high-value M&A and financing deals. The firm is particularly noted for international tax matters and cross-border transactions or investments.
  2. Goodwin
    6
    Goodwin
    Tax
    2023 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    The tax team at Goodwin is well known for advising on high-value corporate/M&A and investment fund structuring. Its clients are drawn from a range of areas but they excel when working with those in the real estate and life sciences space. International tax issues are a strength, and the team is well placed to advise on these because of its global network of offices.
  3. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    6
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Greenberg Traurig is best known for its real estate expertise, and the London tax team regularly advises clients on real estate transactions and on investment fund structuring. The team also advises clients on corporate taxation relating to M&A and financing transactions.
  4. McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
    6
    McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    McDermott Will & Emery houses a growing tax team that is establishing a reputation for its corporate tax work. M&A and restructuring are two areas of strength for the team.
  5. White & Case LLP
    6
    White & Case LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    White & Case has a respected team that is able to assist clients with a wide variety of tax transactions. It is noted for its expertise in matters involving real estate, finance and investment funds. The team is especially notable for its work on the tax aspects of emerging market transactions.
  6. Cooley LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 6
  7. Pinsent Masons LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 6
  8. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Tax
    2023 | Band 6