Fieldfisher's Tax and Structuring Group advises on all taxes. Our work includes both advisory and contentious work in the fields of charities and social enterprise, corporate tax, employee equity incentives, employee ownership, funds, media, private client, property, intangibles and VAT. We work with our clients to structure their organisations and transactions efficiently; and we help our clients manage their ongoing relationships with HM Revenue and Customs.
Our clients span the firm's specialist sectors. They range from multinational groups through to high-net-worth individuals. We work collaboratively with our clients to achieve the best possible results for them. Our commercial pragmatism stands us apart: as well as tax lawyers, we are business advisers.
Few law firms contain a tax group of our breadth and depth. Our group comprises 8 partners and 10 other specialist lawyers who advise on tax matters.
Chambers UK 2014 - "The quality of the advice is excellent. It is both commercial and focused upon the needs of us as a client."
Notable deals / highlights
Pioneered the registration of charitable incorporated organisations, the new corporate model for charities.
Assisted long standing client BBC Worldwide Limited and the shareholders of Ragdoll Limited on the tax aspects of the sale of their joint venture Ragdoll Worldwide Limited to Canadian entertainment group DHX Media, transferring twelve series, including The Adventures of Abney & Teal, Dipdap and Brum, in addition to 365 episodes of Teletubbies, 52 episodes of Teletubbies Everywhere and 100 episodes of In the Night Garden.
Advised on group litigation against HMRC for restitution of tax overpaid in circumstances where UK tax rules breached EU freedoms.
Advised Mary Knowles Homecare Partnership setting up an Employee Benefit Trust. Founder Dan Knowles said our “expertise in the field of employee ownership is second to none” and that “working together we have set solid foundations for the growth and development of this exciting new employee-owned business".
Advised a UK investment bank on the application of SDRT and withholding tax associated with an issue of Hong Kong listed warrants.