Transactional Tax

Our transactional tax team advises clients on the tax challenges and risks associated with corporate transactions. We help them to structure and execute transactions tax-efficiently while observing the commercial imperatives and time-frames that govern these deals.

We work closely with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to multinationals throughout the transaction life cycle, from planning to completion.

Increasingly, our work has an international dimension and we are experienced in advising overseas as well as domestic clients on UK tax issues. We have particular expertise in matters that combine real estate transactions with corporate structuring.

Our transactional tax law expertise includes:

  • Tax aspects of cross-border corporate structures
  • Company reorganisations
  • Joint ventures
  • Groups of companies and group relief
  • Negotiating tax warranties and indemnities
  • Corporate finance
  • Tax advice on prospectuses and placing documents
  • Stamp duty
  • Structuring to obtain enterprise incentive and venture capital relief

If you have any questions or queries please call John on +44 (0)20 3036 7327 or email jforde@fladgate.com

Able to advise on regulatory, tax and compliance issues across multiple jurisdictions.

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  • Akkeron Hotels Group Limited – tax aspects of its acquisition of 18 Forestdale hotels. The acquisition was funded with a mixture of equity, deferred consideration and a new £32m credit facility provided by Lloyd’s Banking Group.
  • Management buy-out – tax aspects of a complex, private equity backed MBO.
  • Corporate client – tax advice in connection with the acquisition of a substantial freehold commercial property in Corby including engineering the occupational lease and then selling it on at a substantial profit.
  • Camden Market Holding Company – refinancing of the company.
  • Splendid Hotel Group – tax aspects of its reorganisation of a portfolio of eight branded and two unbranded central London hotels whereby one existing partner of Splendid Hotel Group acquired five hotels personally from the partnership and five were sold to Redefine South Africa funded by Aareal Bank of Germany. The total deal value was over £150m.
  • Splendid Hotel Group – £75m refinancing of the Intercontinental hotel development in Westminster, London with Bank of China providing the new facility in place of Bank of Scotland.
  • Management buy-out – tax efficient, vendor initiated management buy-out of R S Aqua Limited.
  • Masternaut UK Ltd (known as Masternaut Three X) and its shareholders – tax aspects of its acquisition by Masternaut International, a subsidiary of Hub Télécom owned by Europe’s second largest airport operator, Aéroports de Paris. The deal created Europe’s largest fully integrated telematics, mobile resource and fleet management solutions organisation.
  • International footballer – tax efficient international image rights structure in connection with a transfer to a Spanish club.
  • Gü Rensow Limited – tax aspects of its £multimillion sale to Noble Foods, the UK egg producer and dessert manufacturer.