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Mishcon de Reya LLP
AFRICA HOUSE
70 KINGSWAY
LONDON
WC2B 6AH
England

Work Department

Corporate Tax

Position

Gary is a Corporate Tax Partner in the Corporate department with over 35 years’ experience advising clients on tax planning and transaction structuring, whether domestic or cross border.

He advises clients in a number of sectors, including corporate finance and M&A, real estate, outsourcing and financial services. He also works with both public sector organisations and their private sector counterparties in joint ventures, reconciling their different perspectives on tax planning and related reputational issues.

Apart from his wide-ranging experience of corporate tax structuring, Gary has significant experience of indirect taxes, particularly VAT and SDLT, and successfully managing and resolving tax litigation with HMRC. His previous participation in various tax working parties, including being a member of HMRC’s GAAR Interim Advisory Panel, enables him to offer insights on the likely reaction of HMRC to tax advantaged structures.

Career

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges
Partner, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert
Senior Manager/Partner, Price Waterhouse
Associate, Linklaters
Associate, Rowe & Maw
Trainee/Associate, McKenna & Co

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.