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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Camilla has provided tax advice to the Financial Services Group since 1990. She has wide experience of advising on the taxation of all types of investment funds and in particular advises fund management groups on new product development.

Camilla's UK work includes the tax structuring for authorised unit trust and OEIC launches and reconstructions, for both securities and property funds. She also advises on unauthorised funds, including exempt unauthorised unit trusts. Offshore, she advises on the structuring and restructuring of both traditional and alternative funds, both open and closed-ended.

Recently, Camilla has worked on a number of substantial property authorised investment fund (PAIF) projects, both new launches and conversions of existing institutional and retail funds, following her role as lead tax adviser in the conversion of the Royal London Exempt Property Unit Trust into a PAIF in 2010. She was also involved in the asset transfers required during the reconstruction of the Henderson International Property Fund into two Aviva funds.

Camilla has contributed chapters to Tolley's Taxation of Collective Investment, as well as articles to journals. She has been involved in many industry initiatives and is currently playing a leading role on the tax committee of the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) working with HM Revenue & Customs resolving the capital gains tax issues arising with PAIF conversions, and also working with HM Treasury on their tax transparent fund initiative.


Eversheds win Taxation’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Legal Firm

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London > Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is particularly well-known for its capabilities in open-ended real estate funds, and has grown its strength in closed-ended real estate funds. Michaela Walker leads the London team, which has increasingly made a name for itself in international real estate funds (particularly closed-ended private market real estate funds), where it works closely with groups based in Luxembourg, Dublin, the US and Hong Kong on cross-border mandates. On the domestic front, the firm is involved in real estate funds work connected with the build-to-rent and shared ownership sectors of the domestic housing market. Pamela Thompson is particularly noted for her open-ended funds expertise, which includes property authorised investment funds (PAIFs) and authorised contractual schemes (ACSs). She was part of a team led by Richard Batchelor, which advised Local Pensions Partnership on the establishment of a £1.3bn real estate ACS. Funds taxation expert Camilla Spielman is another key figure in the group.

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

Investment funds taxation is a core area of strength at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, with the team being particularly strong in issues concerning real estate funds. The group is also well-versed in cross-border M&A and real estate investment structuring, as well as tax risk insurance and financial tax. Team head Ben Jones specialises in cross-border M&A, investments and reorganisations. Camilla Spielman leads on funds tax matters, while Paul Beausang has an excellent real estate tax and structured finance practice. In 2019, Cathryn Vanderspar retired from the firm and joined Travers Smith LLP as a consultant.