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Slaughter and May

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Partner specialising in all direct taxes, stamp duties, VAT and, in particular, corporation tax. Mike has extensive experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, group reorganisations and structured finance.


Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 2002; partner 2009. Regular contributor to the Butterworth ‘Finance Act Handbook’ and the Tax Journal.


French, German.


Law Society.


Oxford University (BA); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (LPC).


Triathlon, skiing.

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London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

(Hall of Fame)

Mike LaneSlaughter 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

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.