We draw on a multi-disciplinary team firm-wide to provide decisive and relevant tax advice that has a direct result on your commercial success.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor, fund manager or executive, whatever your sector, be it private, public or third-sector, we use our extensive knowledge and understanding of the tax issues and opportunities to help you achieve your objectives.
Our clients trust us with a wide range of tax matters, including the sale and purchase of companies and businesses, the acquisition, disposal or development of properties; joint ventures; group restructuring and reorganisations; the structuring of corporate finance; devising share schemes or employee benefit arrangements; and supporting you in the resolution of tax and tax-related disputes.
One of the most active firms in this field, we support UK resident and non-resident individuals, corporates, partnerships and funds with market-leading tax expertise across the UK and beyond, with a number of dual-qualified and multi-jurisdictional specialists.
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has recently published a wide-ranging review of IHT. The thorough report sets out the current rules regarding IHT and makes a number of interesting suggestions for changes to reform IHT.
The UK Government has lodged an annulment application to the General Court in respect of a recent EC decision which found certain parts of the CFC Group Financing Exemption gave rise to unlawful State aid.
DWF's Scottish corporate team has advised private equity investors Aliter Capital and Boston Networks on the acquisition of technology solutions business Pinacl Solutions and Pinacl GDA to create a new UK-wide network infrastructure and integrated technologies business.
On 2nd April 2019 the European Commission concluded that a tax break introduced in the Finance Act 2012 constitutes unlawful State aid to certain multi-national businesses.
DWF has advised on the management buyout (MBO) by Maven of Scottish business, CMS Window System (CMS), a manufacturer of premium windows and doors. This is the fourth investment made by Maven’s UK Regional Buyout Fund.
DWF has advised Polemos plc, an AIM-listed cash-shell, on the reverse takeover of Digitalbox Publishing (Holdings) Limited and the acquisition of Mashed Productions Limited.
The Finance Act 2019 has confirmed new limitations on the availability and operation of Entrepreneurs' Relief. Employee shareholders and private equity investors need to be alive to the changes and their impact on share disposals or on structuring new investments.
As of 1 March 2019, the deadline for paying SDLT and filing a SDLT return with HM Revenue and Customs in respect of the majority of land transactions in England will be reduced to just 14 days. Are your existing systems and processes efficient enough to cope?
Israel and the UK have agreed a protocol to the Israel-UK double taxation treaty, providing more favourable tax rates for a number of Israeli investors in the UK, and UK investors in Israel. This has the potential to reduce the tax bill for corporate investors in particular, and opens the door for future tax-efficient investment between the two countries.