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‘s advisory- and transaction-focused team has deep expertise in property tax, advising on all aspects of real estate investment, including student accommodation. Many of  these matters are led by department co-head Jonathan Legg. In addition, the team has experience in insurance-sector deals and fund formation taxation. John Skoulding, who is the other co-head, focuses on transactional advice around domestic and international M&A, fund formations and corporate restructurings and reorganisations. Gary Richards is noted for tax planning and transaction structuring.