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Blake Morgan LLP

NEW KINGS COURT, TOLLGATE, CHANDLER'S FORD, EASTLEIGH, SO53 3LG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 023 8090 8090
Fax:
Fax 0844 620 3401
DX:
155850 EASTLEIGH 7
Email:
Web:
www.blakemorgan.co.uk

Simon Court

Tel:
Work 023 8085 7047
Email:
Blake Morgan LLP

Work Department

Corporate tax.

Position

Simon heads the firm’s corporate tax team. he advises on the taxation of UK and international clients, including cross-border transactions, flotations, M&As, reorganisations, corporate finance and venture capital. Simon also works on real estate taxes, IP licensing and e-commerce, employment tax and tax on share options.

Career

Trained Macfarlanes, London; qualified 1993; corporate tax partner WilmerHale 2000; corporate tax partner Blake Lapthorn 2006.

Education

University of Durham (BA Politics 2(1)); University of York (MA Political Philosophy); University of Durham (PhD Political and Moral Philosophy); College of Law, Chancery Lane (1990 CPE; Finals 1991).


South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Corporate tax

The corporate tax practice at Blake Morgan LLP provides '100% commitment to clients - the team is always available and completely "on it", ensuring all the small print is read, understood and challenged where necessary'. Headed by Simon Court, the practice's 'deep sectoral knowledge' extends to recruitment, education, healthcare, medical devices, charities and retail. It regularly handles equity fundraising matters for venture capitalists; management incentive agreements; tax structures for investment funds; corporate reorganisations, including stamp duty issues; and commercial property projects for developers, farmers, local borough councils and social housing landlords. It has been highly active in transactional tax matters; Mark Hepworth ('an outstanding negotiator - diligent, knowledgeable, pragmatic and negotiator') acted for the founders of TTC Group, a provider of road user and cycling education courses, on its sale to a management team backed by Palatine Private Equity. In another highlight, James Hawkeswood acted for Ground Control Holdings on the acquisition of the Litterboss Group.

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