Corporate and tax
Corporate work requires a commercial and pragmatic approach to get the best deal done on time and within budget.
In particular, timing of retail transactions may depend on third party consents and it will be important to ensure that all necessary licences or regulatory approvals are identified and where necessary obtained and in place by completion for business as normal.
In retail transactions, there is often a strong property element and the structuring of a deal will have different and often conflicting tax consequences for a buyer and seller which need identification and negotiation at an early stage. Our tax team will deliver practical solutions and help secure maximum tax efficiency working, whenever appropriate, alongside other tax professionals.
In major transactions there will be competition issues and conditionality requirements to address which will have a significant impact on timetable and need consideration right at the start – our M&A lawyers liaise closely with our competition experts in the area of merger control.