Ashley Greenbank > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Macfarlanes LLP Offices
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Tax and Reward
Ashley advises on the full range of corporate tax issues, but particular specialisations include the corporate tax aspects of UK and cross-border corporate finance and M&A transactions, group tax planning and dispute resolution.
Ashley also advises companies on group structuring and strategic tax planning (including corporate residence, permanent establishment, transfer pricing and CFC issues) and assists our private client group on corporate tax aspects of structuring issues for substantial privately held groups.
Ashley also has broad experience in handling disputes with tax authorities. He is a Deputy High Court Judge, a Deputy Judge in the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery) and a CEDR accredited mediator.
Ashley is a former chair of the Tax Law Committee of the Law Society and a member of its Corporation Tax Sub-Committee. In that capacity he is active in making representations to and in consultations with Government and tax authorities on changes to existing legislation and new policy proposals. He is also a member of the committee of the British Branch of the International Fiscal Association and the organising committee for the IFA Congress in London in 2019.
Trained Freshfields; qualified 1988; partner Macfarlanes 1997
Chairman, Tax Law Committee of the Law Society; Corporation Tax Sub-Committee of Tax Law Committee of the Law Society.
Lawyer Rankings(Hall of Fame)
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 Donnithorpe-Tait joined in mid-2022 from Akin Gump LLP, where she was department head.
- Corporate tax - London > Corporate and commercial
- Hall of Fame - London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)
- Investment fund formation and management > Retail funds
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Dispute resolution > Competition litigation
- Employment > Employee share schemes
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations
- Finance > Acquisition finance
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Finance > Derivatives and structured products
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Investment fund formation and management > Hedge funds
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Investment fund formation and management > Private funds
- Real estate > Property finance
- Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds
- Real estate > Residential property
- Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax
- Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Employment > Employers
- Real estate > Environment
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Finance > Securitisation
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Employment > Immigration
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)