Mr Andrew Howard > Ropes & Gray LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Ropes & Gray LLP
60 Ludgate Hill

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Andy Howard is a partner in the tax and benefits group, focusing on UK corporate tax and international tax matters. He has more than 15 years’ experience working on a wide spectrum of complex UK tax issues. Andy’s practice focuses on all types of transactions involving investment funds, including private equity, finance, special situations, real estate, and fund formation, but also includes UK and international M&A, structured finance, derivatives, stock lending and general advisory work.

Mentioned in Legal 500, Andy is a regular contributor to leading UK tax publications and has presented a number of seminars on developments in UK tax law. He also focuses on cross-border and international tax matters, co-ordinating advice with counsel in a wide range of jurisdictions to provide fully joined-up advice on the tax effects of clients’ transactions. He takes pride in providing clear and concise advice on complex transactions.




The Law Society
England and Wales, Solicitor, 2003


  • LPC, Distinction, Nottingham Law School, 2000
  • PgDL, Commendation, Nottingham Law School, 1999
  • BA, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, 1998

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

Ropes & Gray LLP‘s team has core strengths in tax issues related to private equity, fund formation, real estate, banking and finance. It has experience of handling large cross-border transactions, drawing on the firm’s presence globally. Brenda Coleman, who leads the European tax practice, has a specialism in international tax planning. Andrew Howard focuses on financing transactions and private equity deals.

Comparative Guides

United Kingdom: Private Equity January 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Private Equity laws and regulations that may occur in United Kingdom.

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United Kingdom: Lending & Secured Finance March 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Lending & Secured Finance laws and regulations that may occur in United Kingdom.