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Slaughter and May

Living Wage
ONE BUNHILL ROW, LONDON, EC1Y 8YY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7090 5000
DX:
11 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.slaughterandmay.com
Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Gareth Miles

Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Email:
Slaughter and May

Work Department

Tax.

Position

Partner specialising in corporate tax. Gareth’s practice covers all direct taxes, stamp duties and value added tax with a strong focus on corporation tax. He has extensive experience of corporate transactions, including, in particular, mergers and acquisitions (public, private, domestic and cross-border) and group reconstructions.

Career

Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 1999; partner 2007.

Member

Tax Committee of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association 

Education

George Abbot Secondary School, Guildford; University of Sheffield (1995 Law).


London: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Corporate tax

Slaughter and May's 'high quality' team provides 'very commercial' advice to clients on the taxation aspects of large corporate and fund-related transactions. The firm also has a well-developed tax advisory practice which draws on the 'excellent technical and practical knowledge' within the group. Practice head Sara Luder advised Michael Kors Holdings in relation to its £896m recommended cash offer for Jimmy Choo, including the tax implications of its particular financial and FX structure. With 'an eye on the big picture', Gareth Miles assisted Standard life on the recommended all-share merger with Aberdeen Asset Management. William Watson is noted for his 'commitment to delivery' and recently advised Land Securities on the return to shareholders of proceeds from the £475m disposal of its 50% interest in the Walkie Talkie building in the City of London; a matter that involved an innovative share scheme. 'Fabulous technical specialist' Mike Lane is recommended for the 'great insight and superb advice' he provides on complex issues, whilst Steve Edge stands out for the breadth of his tax consultancy practice. Jeanette Zaman and Tony Beare retired at the end of 2017.

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