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Hamilton Forrest

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Hamilton Forrest

About

I am a specialist tax lawyer who advises UK and international clients on private client and corporate work.

I specialise in real estate taxation, investment structuring (including fund formation), corporate work (mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures etc.) both in the UK and overseas, employee tax, global mobility, incentive schemes and private capital for high net worth individuals.

I act for a wide range of clients, including individuals, SMEs and large multinationals.

After attending my first tax law lecture in my final year of university, I knew that I wanted to have a career in tax. I started this at PwC before going on to qualify as a solicitor in the tax department of a large city law firm.

I am a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group.

While I enjoy the very technical nature of my area of law, I see myself principally as a facilitator. That is, someone who helps clients achieve what they would like to do.

Outside of work, I am a keen cyclist and snowboarder.

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Expertise

Real Estate Tax

Employee Incentives

Tax

Corporate Law

Experience

  • Acting for Ocado on the sale of Marie Claire Beauty Limited to Next Plc.
  • Advising Northern and Shell on the acquisition of the Health Lottery, the sale of Channel 5 to Viacom and the sale of the US edition of the OK!
  • Acting for a bank being investigated by HMRC’s Special Compliance Office.
  • Advising BP on the sale of the entire issued share capital of BP Nederland Energie B.V. and the sale of interests (including exploration licences and platforms) in shallow horizons offshore Trinidad.
  • Advising Aberdeen Asset Management in connection with a multi-million pound settlement agreement.

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