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Slaughter and May

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Partner. Steve advises on the tax aspects of private and public mergers, acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures and on business and transaction structuring (including transfer pricing in all its aspects) more generally. He also advises many banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and others in the financial services sector in a wide range of areas.


Articled Slaughter and May; qualified 1975; partner 1982.


Canon Slade GS, Bolton; Exeter University (LLB).

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London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

(Hall of Fame)

Steve EdgeSlaughter and May

The tax department at Slaughter and May is jointly led by M&A and private equity tax expert Gareth Miles and Mike Lane, whose practice covers international taxation and transactional issues. The group continues to advise multinational corporations and financial institutions on corporate, commercial and finance transactions, as well as providing tax consultancy and contentious tax advice. Another well-known name in the team is Steve Edge, who is regularly called upon to assist with tax issues arising from day-to-day business affairs and restructurings. William Watson is noted for his expertise in real estate and oil and gas tax matters. Dominic Robertson is also recommended. Former practice head Sara Luder retired in 2020.

London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

(Leading individuals)

Steve EdgeSlaughter and May

Slaughter and May‘s tax disputes offering is entirely integrated into the firm’s wider tax department, attuning the team to the tax risks of their clients. The group has significant experience of appearing before the tax tribunals, as well as in HMRC inquiries, including matters relating to transfer pricing and international tax issues. Jointly leading the contentious practice, Richard Jeens stands out for his grasp of technical issues, often involving points of statutory interpretation, while Dominic Robertson‘s practice spans diverted profits tax (DPT), transfer pricing and state aid issues. Sarah Lee, who leads the firm’s disputes and investigations department, is regularly instructed in tax disputes by multinational corporates. Corporate tax expert Mike Lane assists clients with DPT compliance and reputation risk mitigation strategy. Steve Edge is a veteran of tax litigation, acting in contentious transfer pricing cases and a variety of investigations.