Justine Delroy > Addleshaw Goddard > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile
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Commercial tax team, corporate division.
Justine heads up Addleshaw Goddard’s commercial tax team. On the business/corporate side, she advises on the tax elements of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and funds establishment, acting for corporates, individuals and public sector. She has a specialism in private equity transactions and is involved in most of the region’s significant PE deals. Justine’s other area of particular interest and expertise is advising on the tax aspects of property-based projects and transactions of various kinds, including structured acquisitions, joint ventures, investment funds and co-ownership arrangements in relation to complex developments, property financings and capital projects. Justine’s key clients include Standard Life (for whom she is a client relationship partner), British Land, Bruntwood, Wolseley, National Grid and PE houses including LDC, Phoenix and Elysian. Justine also leads the firm’s gender working group.
Trained Frere Cholmeley Bischoff and Forsters; qualified 1999; associate (corporate tax team) Forsters 1999-2001; associate (commercial tax team) Addleshaw Goddard 2001-07; managing associate 2007-08; partner 2008 to date.
Bolton School Girls’ Division (1991); Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford (1995 BA Hons Literae Humaniores 2(1)).
Fell walking and running, scuba diving, opera, socialising over a glass of wine, reading novels.
Addleshaw Goddard‘s team is adept at advising clients in the financial services sector on transactional and commercial tax matters. In addition, it is equally capable undertaking tax work connected with the real estate and private equity sectors. The department is led by tax structuring expert Justine Delroy, who is based in the Manchester office. Peter Sayer (who is dual-qualified as a solicitor and chartered tax adviser) focuses on real estate taxation, with particular expertise in development and funds work. Paul Concannon specialises in financial services corporate and commercial tax matters. In 2019, former practice co-head Elaine Gwilt left for KPMG.
At Addleshaw Goddard, the team handles the full range of corporate tax advisory matters, including the tax aspects of private equity and property transactions, asset finance, M&A, restructuring, employment and disputes. The team also routinely handles tax-related governance and regulatory work. Practice head Justine Delroy represents many of the region’s mid-market private equity houses while Michael Hunter represents a number of developers, institutions and non-UK investors on property investment and development transactions in addition to joint ventures. At junior level, managing associate Catherine Concannon counts tax structuring and employment tax among her key strengths.
- Corporate tax - North West > Corporate and commercial
- Leading individuals - North West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
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- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Public sector > Health
- Employment > Health and safety
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
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- Public sector > Local government
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- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Property litigation
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- Employment > Employment
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- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Project finance and PFI
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