James Meakin

Lawyer, Dentons
James is a corporate tax specialist who has considerable experience in corporate, real estate and financing transactions. James has experience in a broad range of corporate transactions including M&A, group reorganisations, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity from both a UK and cross-border perspective. His Real Estate work focuses on the structuring and the transactional tax issues which can arise as well as on the financing issues. His practice also includes general corporate tax advisory work. James acts for a wide range of clients including individuals, corporates, financial institutions and funds across a broad range of sectors.
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Key UK tax issues arising on the sale and purchase of an SPV owning UK commercial property
Practice Note

This Practice Note sets out the UK tax considerations for both a seller and a buyer on the sale and purchase of a limited company special purpose vehicle (SPV) holding a commercial UK property. Specifically, it focuses on the differences between acquiring the shares in an SPV, rather than the underlying property asset, the consequences for the seller on the disposal of shares in the SPV and the issues that will be relevant for a buyer and that a buyer should address in its tax due diligence on the SPV.

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