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Property Transactions

Sunday, 25 August 2019

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 became partner at Travers Smith in 2007 and Head of Tax in 2017. Simon specialises in corporate and individual taxation, regularly advising listed companies, 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. Simon is a member of the Law Society's Corporation Tax sub-committee and is ranked by Chambers UK, Legal 500 and the International Who's Who of Corporate Tax Advisors.

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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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