Tax-efficient exits for shareholders
My practice also includes advising companies and their shareholders on tax – efficient exits, ensuring that share buybacks are structured in such a way that the sellers qualify for capital rather than distribution treatment and that, where possible, shareholders qualify for CGT entrepreneurs’ relief (a rate of 10% on the first £10m of lifetime gains).
Investor tax reliefs
We regularly work with both start-up companies and more established companies seeking to raise additional funds. Part of my practice includes advising companies and prospective investors on the requirements which need to be satisfied to qualify to qualify for tax reliefs such as under the Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Seed EIS and the eligibility requirements for tax relief on investments in venture capital trusts.
Executive remuneration and corporate governance
My practice also includes advising listed companies on the corporate governance implications of executive remuneration including the UK Corporate Governance Code, the requirements of the FSA Listing Rules, the Directors’ Remuneration Report Regulations and institutional investor guidelines.
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