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Damien Crossley

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Work 020 7831 9222
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Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Tax.

Position

Partner and head of tax group specialising in funds and financial services tax and deal structuring, advising on the structuring of investment managers, investment funds and pan-European investment transactions.

Career

Trained Macfarlanes; qualified 2002; secondment at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York 2005; partner 2009; chartered tax adviser. Publications of note: regular contributor to private equity trade magazines such as ‘Private Equity News’ and ‘Real Deals’.

Education

King Henry VIII, Coventry; University College London (LLB 1999).


London: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Corporate tax

The 'excellent' team at Macfarlanes LLP¬†handles the breadth of corporate tax work, with the capability to deal with investment management, group tax, M&A, real estate, remuneration and finance. The group stands out for a particularly strong transfer pricing offering, which is led by¬†Batanayi Katongera¬†and includes¬†Rhiannon Kinghall Were¬†who joined as Head of Tax Policy from the CBI in December 2017. Highlights for group leader,¬†Damien Crossley, included advising Hayfin Capital Management on its special opportunities strategy and its latest successful ‚ā¨2.2bn fundraising process. 'Innovative and user-friendly'¬†Peter Abbott¬†was instructed by the incoming management team of Burger King on the tax structure of the company's equity incentive arrangements following Bridgepoint's acquisition of the master franchise of Burger King UK.¬†Mark Baldwin¬†is noted for his expertise and 'ability to provide pragmatic advice' in relation to corporation tax and real estate, recently advising Derwent London on the tax aspects of its ¬£165m sale of The Copyright Building in West London to Union Investment Real Estate.¬†Ashley Greenbank¬†specialises in the corporate tax aspects of UK and cross-border corporate finance and M&A transactions, which is complemented by his accreditation as a mediator and role as a part-time judge in the First-tier Tax Tribunal and deputy judge in the Upper Tribunal.

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