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Slaughter and May

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Partner and head of the firm’s tax practice, specialising in all areas of non-contentious and contentious corporate tax with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance as well as asset and structured financings.


Articled Denton Hall; qualified 1991; joined Slaughter and May 1992; partner 1998.


James Allen’s Girls’ School, Dulwich; Trinity College, Cambridge (1987 BA); Queen Mary College, London (1988 LLM).

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London > Risk advisory > Brexit

Spanning multiple practice areas, Slaughter and May‘s Brexit taskforce draws heavily from the firm’s financial services practice and also benefits from strong corporate and dispute resolution teams, as well as experience acting for government clients and public sector bodies. On the financial services side, the group counts UK and EU-headquartered banks and insurers, asset managers and private equity firms as clients, which it advises on corporate restructurings and business transfers. It recently advised Standard Life Assurance and Prudential Assurance Company on their separate corporate restructurings including establishing EU entities and branches and transferring the EU business from the UK to the new EU bases. Jeff Twentyman and Jan Putnis jointly lead the team; Twentyman also leads the firm’s private equity group and Putnis heads up the financial regulation practice. Other noteworthy practitioners include corporate partner Richard De Carle, insurance specialist Craig Cleaver, data protection expert Rebecca Cousin, Ian Johnson, who heads up the restructuring and insurance practice, and Sara Luder, who leads the tax group.

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

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Sara LuderSlaughter and May

Slaughter and May‘s notable strength in depth enables it to advise on the full spectrum of transactional tax matters and securitisations, as well as offering strategic advice on restructurings and international tax issues across a range of sectors, including private equity, real estate, retail,  energy and manufacturing. The department is led by Sara Luder, who has substantial experience in contentious and non-contentious issues. Steve Edge is another key name and is often instructed in transatlantic matters. Dominic Robertson, whose ‘technical knowledge is second-to-none‘ is noted for his experience advising clients in the technology space.