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Burges Salmon LLP regularly advises on the tax aspects of corporate restructurings, property transactions and investment fund investments for clients including FirstGroup, UBS AG and Lumina Real Estate Capital. Nigel Popplewellpitches at a level where the client clearly understands both the tax implications and its interaction with the wider commercial implications of a transaction’. The ‘technically competentJohn Barnett is also recommended.

Osborne Clarke’s highly regarded corporate tax practice advises on complex structuring issues as well as transactional matters. Michael Bell is ‘good at solving problems in a pragmatic way’, and acted for Progressive Digital Media Group on the tax aspects of its proposed reorganisation. Consultant Philip Moss has notable experience in property tax work. Erika Jupe is also recommended.

Angus Bauer’s team at Ashfords LLP has significant experience advising overseas companies on issuing qualifying SEIS and EIS shares to UK investors. Recent work includes advising on stamp duty, land tax and VAT structuring issues arising from large-scale transactions.

At Foot Anstey, John Pindard has particular expertise advising on corporate reorganisations, commercial property transactions and employment-related taxation. Clients include UBM, Odeon Cinemas and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Brian Garner leads Michelmores LLP’s team, which assisted Aero Stanrew with the sale of its shares to TT Electronics.

TLT advises on the tax aspects of M&A transactions, and has particular expertise in employment tax, pension tax and capital gains tax. New clients include Southern Housing, Smart Transactions and Next Energy. Ben Watson and London-based Nathan Williams are the names to note.

The ‘knowledgeable’ Ronan Lowney at Bond Dickinson LLP has particular knowledge of tax issues related to the offshore petroleum industry. Clients include Piper Private Equity, Chemring Group and Zennor Energy.

Veale Wasbrough Vizards’ tax team advises on VAT and stamp duty for charity and education sector clients. Emma Bradley is the main contact.

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    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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