We understand the media business, media assets and the commercial context in which the technical tax issues affecting media businesses arise. Our media tax practitioners can spot and understand all of the tax issues that may arise in any media project, so our clients can expect an effective and joined-up tax solution without the need to involve a number of sub-specialists.
We advise our clients on all tax issues arising across the full spectrum of the media market, including mergers and acquisitions for media companies, JVs, film and television production and distribution, film and television financing, artist and talent taxation and media tax litigation.
Our core practice has not involved giving tax advice to promoters in relation to the development and sale of tax-enhanced film or television finance structures. Instead, we generally advise the studios, producers and potential investors offered the opportunity to participate in those structures. This enables us to advise on the full spectrum of structures available in the market while giving independent tax advice on the risks and benefits that may arise.
We have advised on the UK film tax credit since its inception, and we ensure that intellectual property, corporate and finance structures for UK productions provide the maximum benefit for all those involved.