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Property Transactions

Thursday, 22 March 2018

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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Simon is a partner in our Tax Department. He specialises in corporate and management taxation, in particular focusing on the private equity sector. Simon regularly advises founders and management teams, in addition to institutional investors. He has also advised on public and private M&A, 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

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