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Property Transactions

Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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We advise on all tax aspects of property transactions, including property development, investment, joint ventures and property investment fund structuring.

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Head of Tax

Simon Skinner

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+44 (0)20 7295 3242

Simon became partner at Travers Smith in 2007 and Head of Tax in 2017. Simon specialises in corporate and individual taxation in the private equity sector, regularly advising institutional investors, founders and management teams. His practice includes public and private M&A, restructurings and reorganisations, domestic and international tax advisory projects, disputes, public-to-privates, demergers, IPOs and joint ventures.

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We have particular expertise in analysing and planning for the impact of VAT, stamp duty land tax, the construction industry scheme and capital allowances.

We have recently advised:

  • Fimalac on its £290m acquisition and agreement for the subsequent construction of a 14 storey building at 30 North Colonnade, Canary Wharf from Canary Wharf Group plc
  • the trustees of the National Grid Pension Scheme on an innovative sale and leaseback programme with Tesco, which permits Tesco to substitute properties held by the lessor
  • McCarthy & Stone plc on their arrangements for the sale of packaged freehold reversing interests in their residential developments for the elderly
  • the SSP group on stamp duty land tax issues arising from its extensive portfolio of occupational leasehold interests with complex rent adjustment provisions

For more information on our Real Estate group, please click here.


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