Meet the team


Shoosmiths LLP

Reading, England
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Team Services

Our tax lawyers aim to deliver an unrivalled client experience.
We work closely with a broad range of clients, from start-ups and mature private companies to FTSE 250 companies.

How can our tax team help you?

Shoosmiths’ tax team provide pragmatic, commercial tax advice, whether on bespoke tax structures or otherwise. Comprising a team of over 10 lawyers, our core tax offerings are advising on:

UK and multi-jurisdiction transactions including mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, restructuring and demergers
Employee incentives and share schemes
Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) schemes
Real estate tax, including the tax structuring of complex development projects

Our credentials

Our client-centered approach has delivered excellent results down the years, further evidenced by our award-winning track record.

Earlier in 2019 Shoosmiths was named Best EIS/SEIS Tax Adviser 2018 at the EIS Association Awards and Corporate and Commercial firm (Specialism) of the year (Venture Capital) at The Legal 500 UK Awards. Tom Wilde, head of Shoosmiths’ team of tax lawyers, said: ‘Winning both awards showcases the strength and depth of our national venture capital team.

We have a unique offering of being able to offer high-quality EIS, VCT and corporate advice all under one roof. That, combined with a brilliant team of talented people working for clients across the UK, means we are now a real force to be reckoned with in the VC market.’