Mark Stapleton > Dechert LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP

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Mark Stapleton advises on UK and international direct and indirect taxation issues. He has extensive experience in relation to advising offshore funds and the investment management sector. In addition he advises on acquisitions of public and private companies, real estate acquisitions, securitisations, structured finance and a variety of other banking, financial and corporate transactions.


Partner 2000.


Chairman of the Taxation Committee; Alternative Investment Management Association; Tax Sub-committee; Chartered Institute of Taxation (European Branch); International Fiscal Association.


The University of Nottingham (1985 LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Risk advisory > Brexit

The Brexit taskforce at Dechert LLP focuses on fund and financial services work, leveraging the firm’s European and global network to handle issues for UK-based and international clients. Other departments which contribute to the firm’s Brexit expertise include the international trade and government regulation practice, and the corporate, tax, IP, data protection and labour and employment teams. Competition specialist Alec Burnside, who divides his time between London and Brussels, leads the group, which also fields global co-chair of the financial services department Gus Black, private equity and corporate expert Christopher Field, tax specialist Mark Stapleton and Paul Kavanagh, who focuses on the IP issues arising as a consequence of Brexit. Senior director Richard Tauwhare is also recommended. The team saw some senior exits from its trade group with  Miriam Gonzalez now at Cohen & Gresser LLP, Andrew Hood joining Fieldfisher and Roger Matthews moving to Dentons.

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

Dechert LLP‘s team really stands out for its work in the UK and cross-border private equity, funds and investment management spaces, but it is also instructed on M&A and executive incentives matters. Mark Stapleton leads the team, with substantial experience advising offshore funds and investment managers, in addition to offering structuring and tax advice on collateralised loan obligations (CLOs). Jane Scobie , who is  recommended for her expertise in  private equity taxation, left  the firm for Willkie Farr  & Gallagher in  2019.