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Mills & Reeve LLP

BOTANIC HOUSE, 100 HILLS ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB2 1PH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0344 880 2666
DX:
122891 CAMBRIDGE 4
Email:
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com

Christopher Townsend

Tel:
Work 01223 222387
Email:
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Tax, benefits and charities.

Position

Corporate tax (including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, investment funds and university spin outs) and employee share schemes.

Career

Articled clerk Slaughter and May 1988-90; solicitor 1990-92; researcher Jubilee Centre 1992-94; solicitor Travers Smith Braithwaite 1994-97; solicitor Mills & Reeve 1997-2000; partner 2000. Directorships: Cambridge Papers Limited; Christian Heritage.

Member

Share Plan Lawyers.

Education

Charterhouse; Emmanuel College, Cambridge (1984 MA Economics).


East Anglia: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Corporate tax

Mills & Reeve LLP  is ‘a highly professional multi-disciplinary firm with expertise in a range of specialist land and tax-related areas'. Consultant Christopher Townsend is the key contact in Cambridge, where 'responsive and personable' principal associate and tax specialist Matthew Short is highly recommended for providing 'high-quality advice in a straightforward way'. The practice gained considerable experience with the recruitment of consultant Robert Kent, who was previously a tax partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP  . The firm has a long list of high-profile clients that includes Trinity College, Cambridge, Orchard Street Investment Management, Oxford University Endowment Management, First Property Group, and Exeter College, Oxford. For Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation, Short handled the tax matters arising from the sale of a long-term leasehold interest in Cranborne House student accommodation block to Campus Living Villages, for which funding was arranged through an income strip with Aviva. Short also acted for developer Urban&Civic on a series of commercial and residential development transactions at the Enterprise Campus and at Alconbury Weald.

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