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Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Commercial tax group.


Partner specialising in corporate and real estate taxation. Advises on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, reorganisation and restructuring, and venture capital matters. Also advises individuals on aspects of corporate transactions, such as private company disposals. Advises on direct and indirect (VAT and stamp duty/SDLT) issues in relation to real estate transactions, and has worked on a series of substantial PFI projects. Advice to hedge fund managers and management teams and on setting up and buying/selling interests in funds, both venture capital and real estate funds/partnerships, REITs, real estate and corporate joint ventures and outsourcing transactions. Structured finance transactions include asset and film financing and US/UK structures based on cross-border leasing of assets, partnership structures and shares, worked extensively on a number of tax efficient tier 1 capital raisings by UK banks. Also advises on tax based litigation and dispute resolution with UK revenue authorities, both on direct tax and indirect tax.


Articled Ashurst Morris Crisp 1985-89; seconded to Freehill Hollingdale & Page, Sydney 1987; qualified 1987; secretary to the management board and group legal adviser Minorco (now Anglo American plc) 1989-92; solicitor, later partner, Middleton Potts 1992-96; joined Theodore Goddard (now Addleshaw Goddard) 1996; partner 1997.


Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.


Brighton College; Worcester College, Oxford (1984 Jurisprudence).


Les Avants Bobsleigh & Toboggan Club.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

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.