John Skoulding > Mishcon de Reya LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Mishcon de Reya LLP

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John is a Corporate Tax Partner. His practice includes a wide range of corporate, private equity and individual tax with an emphasis on UK and international M&A, management buy-outs, corporate restructurings and reorganisations and the establishment and operation of group finance and treasury companies. John advises on investment fund formation and carried interest arrangements, asset management and new start-up business structures.

John advises on management incentive arrangements including equity participations, growth shares, ratchets and share options including implications of and arrangements in response to the remuneration and other aspects of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.


Assistant solicitor SJ Berwin LLP; partner SJ Berwin LLP (now King & Wood Mallesons LLP); partner Mishcon de Reya.


Queen Mary College, London (LLM Tax); Polytechnic of Central London (Diploma in Law); London School of Economics (BSc Hons Econ).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

Mishcon de Reya LLP has ‘a very good specialist real estate tax offering‘, and is widely recognised by clients for its expertise in the sector. In addition, it has developed a strong capability handling the tax aspects of private equity transactions. The practice is jointly led by real estate head Jonathan Legg and corporate tax lead John Skoulding, with the latter having expertise in UK and international M&A, fund formation, management buyouts, corporate restructurings and reorganisations. Another seasoned tax lawyer is Gary Richards, who specialises in corporate finance, real estate and financial services taxation.