Ben's recent experience includes :
'Advising a US client on the multi-billion acquisition of a UK-headquartered international software company;
'advising on the multi-million take-private acquisition of a major UK television production company by a global film and television corporation;
'Advising an Asian-based client on the acquisition of a prominent London hotel business;
'Advising a large insurance client on the outsourcing of its asset management function;
'Advising a Euronext listed special purpose acquisition company on its half-billion acquisition and restructuring of a UK based closed-life assurance business consolidator;
'Advising both corporate and pension trustee clients on various asset backed pension contribution structures;
'Advising a large fund administrator on high value stock lending arrangements.
Ben also has particular expertise advising in respect of all types of private equity investment and regularly provides tax structuring and transactional advice on buyouts, disposals and bolt-on acquisitions, acting both for management and for private equity sponsors.
Ben is also a regular contributor to tax and legal publications and provides expert commentary on tax issues in the national press. In addition, Ben lectures tax professionals on corporate taxation issues at the College of Law.
This Practice Note sets out the key UK tax considerations for an overseas purchaser acquiring a UK business by way of asset sale or share sale, often referred to as an inbound transaction. It considers the potential tax costs of the acquisition, the tax considerations when returning profits overseas, the tax efficiency of the target business and how such a cross border transaction might be structured so as to mitigate UK tax costs and maximise UK tax efficiency. This Practice Note is produced in partnership with Ben Jones of Eversheds LLP and Tim Shaw of Blick Rothenberg Limited.
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