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John Skoulding

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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).

London: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Corporate tax

Mishcon de Reya LLP's 'pro-active' and 'very capable' tax team provides 'an excellent level of service, technical expertise' which is complemented by 'broad commercial knowledge'. The group's broad practice spans fund raising, exit planning for entrepreneurs, M&A transactions and real estate tax matters. Head of Corporate Tax, John Skoulding, advised Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance on the $952m cross-border sale of its UK insurance subsidiary, Sompo Canopius, to Centerbridge Partners. He also advised Vestra Wealth LLP on its sale to LGT, which involved complex structuring arrangements. 'Very capable real estate specialist' Jonathan Legg is also recommended.

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Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Kevin McCarthy's team at Mishcon de Reya LLP has a particularly strong reputation advising management teams on mid-cap private equity transactions, where it draws upon its expertise in areas such as M&A, employment, tax and real estate to cover a wide range of issues. In 2017, Simon Sale led a multidisciplinary team, which advised the management team of Brandon Tool Hire Group Limited on the £69m sale of the company by Rutland Partners to VP Plc. In addition, Sale and others assisted the management team of Search Consultancy with the MBO by H2 Equity Partners. Elsewhere, the firm also generates work from other clients, including family offices and private funds. McCarthy's team also includes Andrew Rimmington, Nadim Meer, Michael Nouril and tax expert John Skoulding. Another name to note is legal director Allison Keyse, whose transactional experience spans sectors such as oil and gas, retail and financial services.

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