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Europe UK Tax

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
    1
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Renowned as a key player in major tax matters on behalf of its impressive client base. Provides a full suite of services in areas including finance, TMT, real estate, technology and energy. Noted for its corporate transactional expertise as well as for its work on investment fund and private equity matters. Stands out for its ability to advise on cross-border tax issues, with particular strength in relation to advising Asia-based clients.
  2. Slaughter and May
    1
    Slaughter and May
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Premier firm distinguished for its handling of private and public M&A, as well as for its general advisory work. Additional experience in sophisticated financial transactions and matters in the energy sector. Its noteworthy clientele is predominantly formed of banks, multinationals 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. Clifford Chance LLP
    2
    Clifford Chance LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    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. Works with a wide range of multinational clients from industries including banking and financial services, investment management and real estate.
  2. Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
    2
    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Well-rounded practice with strength in private fund structuring, the tax aspects of restructuring and private equity deals. 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. Linklaters
    2
    Linklaters
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Held in high regard for its capable handling of high-profile corporate transactions both domestically and internationally. Breadth of experience and knowledge in areas of M&A, financing, restructuring, investment funds and asset management. Clients hail from a broad range of sectors including finance and energy. Capable of advising on regulatory matters as well as contentious tax issues.
  4. Allen & Overy LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
  5. Macfarlanes LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    3
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Focuses on advising clients on the tax elements of public M&A, especially mandates involving US tax issues. Also works with clients on private equity deals. Highly proficient in cross-border transactions thanks to its established global network of offices. Experienced acting for clients within the real estate, finance and technology sectors.
  2. Ashurst
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  3. Baker McKenzie
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  4. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  5. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  6. Travers Smith LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. CMS
    4
    CMS
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Represents an impressive roster of high-profile clients spanning a broad array of industries. Enviable breadth of sector expertise, with particular strength in real estate, media, technology and private equity. Regularly advises on both domestic and international transactional and tax structuring matters.
  2. Hogan Lovells
    4
    Hogan Lovells
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    Strong reputation for its experience on the full range of corporate tax matters, including funds, M&A and capital markets. Notable for its transfer pricing expertise as well as its work on SDLT. Experienced in representing clients in a wide range of sectors including healthcare, real estate, finance and pharmaceuticals.
  3. 4
    Latham & Watkins
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Advises on the full range of corporate tax work. In particular, the team 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. Proskauer Rose LLP
    4
    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded tax practice 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. Regularly acts on cross-border issues, especially those requiring advice on US tax. Advises clients across a range of corporate matters including M&A, private equity and restructuring.
  5. Norton Rose Fulbright
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  6. Simmons & Simmons LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
    5
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    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. 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. DLA Piper LLP
    5
    DLA Piper LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 9 Years Ranked
    Acts for an impressive set of clients including financial institutions and UK and international corporates. Extensive experience in relation to both direct and indirect tax matters, notably advising on real estate-related mandates as well as on VAT. Capable of advising clients on transfer pricing-related issues.
  3. Eversheds Sutherland
    5
    Eversheds Sutherland
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Particular strengths in assisting clients with the tax aspects of regulated investment fund matters, especially those focused on the real estate sector. Additional proficiency advising on a full range of indirect tax matters, domestic and international M&A, and joint ventures. Also notable for its work on tax risk insurance. Acts for both UK-based and international clients, with notable expertise in industries including engineering, finance, retail and energy.
  4. Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP
    5
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP
    Tax
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 13 Years Ranked
    Proficient in advising on a comprehensive range of corporate tax matters including M&A, securitisations, private equity deals and restructurings. Works on behalf of an impressive client roster, covering industries such as banking, financial services and energy. Extensive experience advising on cross-border transactions.