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John Forde

John Forde

Partner

I am a specialist tax lawyer and Chartered Tax Adviser advising my clients on corporate transactions and reconstructions.

About

I advise on all aspects of UK taxation affecting businesses but with a particular emphasis on corporate transactions and reconstructions; employee share incentives; and commercial property transactions (including VAT and SDLT advice and the setting up of property funds).

I also provide advice on personal tax matters including residence and domicile issues.

As well as a solicitor, I am a Chartered Tax Adviser and a qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

I trained at Fladgate and have been a partner since 2015.

Expertise

A team which helps employers to develop incentive plans and packages that attract and motivate staff, helping to optimise their value and secure their commitment, while making sure all the client’s legal needs are catered for with the delivery of bespoke employment and tax advice.

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Our real estate tax team provides comprehensive real estate tax law advice to support our clients’ real estate transactions, ensuring that they are structured and implemented tax-efficiently.

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The team works in collaboration with all other departments, providing tax advice in relation to any transaction.

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We act across a broad swathe of corporate matters in the UK and internationally on both public and private deals.

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Experience

  • Planning for the tax efficient sale of companies (for example the availability of business asset disposal relief).
  • Helping companies raise additional funds through tax efficient investment schemes such as the Enterprise Investment Scheme.
  • Setting up share incentive plans for private and AIM listed companies (for example EMI and CSOP share option plans, employee benefit trusts and growth shares).
  • Tax advice in relation to all aspects of real estate investment and development (for example VAT, SDLT, capital allowances, the Construction Industry Scheme and property funds).
  • Personal tax advice to non-domiciles (for example residence and domicile status, remittance basis planning, the use of offshore trusts, Business Investment Relief, “de-enveloping” residential property from offshore corporate holding structures).

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