Tax is money. Whether for your business, for your employees, for your shareholders or for you, our Tax Team understand that managing your tax position is of critical importance. Inevitably it is an area riddled with complexity and requires advisers with the highest technical abilities. Tax can often influence the way businesses are structured and as a result how transactions are effected. The right advice not only reduces risk but saves money. However, the tax rules are changed with alarming frequency and being up to date is a constant project.

Yet this is not enough. A tax advisor not only needs to know the rules but needs to understand what drives businesses and transactions to be able to add real value to clients. However just as important is the commercial awareness of the context in which such complex issues are to be considered. It is this balance of the technical skills with commercial awareness which sets our Tax Team apart.

All our tax advisors are commercial lawyers experienced in structuring transactions and negotiating deals both with the tax authorities and other parties. The emphasis is not on the calculation of tax but on giving practical and commercial advice to save our clients money.

Head of the Team, Simon Concannon, was recently awarded the Finance Monthly Dealmaker of the Year Award 2013 for his role in advising on the GFH takeover of Leeds United.

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