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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Managing partner; financial services, private wealth, real estate and construction; corporate tax.


James specialises in a wide range of taxation matters. His principal emphasis lies in four main areas: corporate tax, including company acquisitions and disposals, corporate reconstructions and private equity transactions; financial services and funds taxation; property tax, specifically inward investment; and employee benefits, including work on ESOPs, EMI schemes and approved/unapproved share incentive schemes. Experience: advising a leading UK investment manager on its conversion to an LLP, and related staff incentive arrangements; handling the complex tax aspects of a major restructuring for a leading management, systems and technology consultancy operating worldwide, involving a court-approved scheme of arrangement and return of capital; advising on the introduction of a bespoke share incentive scheme for a private equity-backed trading group.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Partnership

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP offers a blend of corporate, partnership, employment and tax expertise to clients – both partnerships and individuals. David Hicks  specialises in both corporate and partnership matters with a focus on the financial services sector – advising on more complex structures and non-contentious partnership matters, including conversions and M&A involving LLPs. Michael Powner ’s skills encompasses the litigious and employment aspects of partnerships and James Carter is the tax expert.