Jonathan Legg > Mishcon de Reya LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Work Department

Real Estate Taxation


Jonathan is a Partner in the Real Estate department and has experience in all areas of corporate tax, with an emphasis on property investment, development, finance and funds work. Jonathan has over 20 year’s experience advising a variety of institutional investors, funds, property companies and UHNW individuals in the real estate sector. This includes advising on the tax aspects of acquisitions and disposals of real estate and indirect real estate assets (in both the commercial and residential sectors); advising on the optimal holding structures for real estate assets and portfolios; property development work and real estate finance. Jonathan has particular expertise in advising on and structuring build to rent and student developments, including forward funding structures (acting for both the funder and developer).


Qualified 2001, Slaughter & May; solicitor, Lawrence Graham LLP 2002-10; partner, Mishcon de Reya 2010.


Chartered Institute of Taxation; VAT Practitioners Group; Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group.


Merton College, Oxford; College of Law, York.


Football, cricket, skiing.

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.