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Dechert LLP

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Jane Scobie

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Dechert LLP

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Tax; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity




Jane Scobie practices in the area of tax law. 
Ms. Scobie has extensive experience advising clients on a broad range of complex corporate and commercial tax matters, with particular emphasis on private equity transactions, including investments, private and public company takeovers, private fund formation and restructurings as well as other private funds issues.

She also assists clients on employment taxation and share incentive arrangements.
Ms. Scobie co-authored the “United Kingdom” chapter of the Fundraising section in the fourth edition of the Private Equity Review.
Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Scobie served as a partner in the tax group at Kirkland & Ellis.




Law Society of England and Wales; Tax Committee, The City of London Law Society


Exeter University, LL.B., 1995; Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course, 1996, Distinction

London: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Corporate tax

Dechert LLP's 'exceptionally responsive' tax team is most noted for its funds work, for which it is 'absolutely focused on the client's needs and commercial objectives'.¬† In addition to investment managers, the group handles private equity tax advice throughout the full investment cycle and a significant amount of real estate-related matters. 'Outstanding technically', Mark Stapleton¬†is 'absolutely brilliant with clients'. Stapleton advised Chrysaor on the tax aspects of its $3.8bn acquisition of a package of assets in the UK North Sea from Shell UK. He also advised Chenavari Investment Managers on its third EU CLO in relation to the issuance of¬†‚ā¨365m of Notes.¬†Jane Scobie¬†provided tax advice to Sun Capital on the sale of¬†Alb√©a to PAI Partners, which involved structuring the sale and cross-border tax issues.

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Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Dechert LLP, whose global private equity platform expanded significantly in 2016 off the back of a number of key hires (including the arrivals of Ross Allardice and John Markland from White & Case LLP and Kirkland & Ellis International LLP respectively), has made further investments to build out its offering; corporate and debt finance expert Robert Bradshaw joined from Kirkland & Ellis International LLP in April 2017, with corporate/private equity partner Christopher Field and tax specialist Jane Scobie subsequently making the same move in September that year. The growth of the practice has also been reflected by the firm successfully winning work from a number of new clients, including Ares Capital Management, Astorg Partners and Nordic Capital. Markland, Bradshaw and finance partner Giles Belsey acted for South Korean memory chip manufacturer Sk hynix Inc as one of the members of a consortium (led by Bain Capital), which acquired Toshiba Corporation's NAND flash memory and solid state drive business for $18bn. In another matter, Field, Scobie and Markland were part of the team which advised an affiliate of Sun European Partners and other selling shareholders on the potential sale of Albéa SA to PAI Partners. Field and Allardice co-head the team with Douglas Getter and Jonathan Angell. Mark Evans and Tony Brown are notable associates.

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