Gary Richards > Mishcon de Reya LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Work Department

Corporate Tax


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.

Gary has been recognised as a Leading Individual in his field by both Chambers UK and Chambers Europe, as well as being credited as a Recommended Lawyer by Legal 500. He was also selected for the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom and recognised in Who’s Who Legal‘s Thought Leaders list for Corporate Tax.


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 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.