Damien Crossley > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Tax and Reward


Damien is head of the tax and reward group. He specialises in advising investment fund managers on the formation of private funds, on their house and remuneration structures and on the structuring of their investment transactions. He is widely recognised as a leading adviser to the investment management industry.

Damien’s clients are, in the main, investment fund managers who he advises on their house, fund and investment structuring. He has a particular expertise in the structuring and operation of private equity and private credit funds and on their carried interest and co-investment arrangements. Damien also advises a number of clients on the efficient structuring of their global private equity and special opportunity investments.

Damien spent a year on secondment at a leading law firm in New York practising US tax and most of his work has an international dimension.

Damien is a chartered tax adviser and regularly speaks and writes on tax matters.

Damien is the co-author of the textbook “Taxation of Partnerships and LLPs” which is published by Sweet & Maxwell.

Damien is chairperson of the AIMA ACC tax committee.


Trained Macfarlanes; qualified 2002; partner 2009

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

(Leading individuals)

Damien CrossleyMacfarlanes LLP

Macfarlanes LLP‘s ‘superbly knowledgeable, technical, solution oriented’ team has expertise in M&A, fund formation, and all areas of tax structuring. The department is active on both domestic and international matters, advising global clients on high value matters. Team lead Damien Crossley specialises in private equity and investment management, and is a published thought leader in tax law. Ashley Greenbank is well known in the field, with an aptitude for cross-border transactions and group tax planning, while Mark Baldwin focuses on collective investment vehicles, particularly international private equity and real estate funds. Ceinwen Rees’ practice is centred on tax structuring, and James McCredie specialises in advising fund managers across all relevant tax issues. Jeremy Moncrieff has significant experience in complex M&A. Other key names include Gregory Price and Alicia Thomas. Sophie Donnithorne-Tait joined in mid-2022 from Akin Gump LLP, where she was department head.