Taxation has always been a key issue of concern for businesses, and it is central to our clients. Over recent years, tax has become a deeply political issue which has inevitably led to an increased level of scrutiny resulting in a number of regulatory changes. In this environment of heightened uncertainty, it is critical that businesses and individuals get the best tax advice.
At Mishcon, we are uniquely placed to understand the nexus between the corporate, business and personal taxation needs of our clients. We offer high-end strategic tax and wealth planning advice that protects our clients' interests. We are able to do this because we are one of a small number of firms that offer a tax practice spanning both corporate and personal tax. With the support of our specialist tax litigation team we cover all the tax issues that any business is likely to face; from venture to start-up; financing; growth capital; bolt-ons and joint ventures; to the realisation and return of value - and all that entails for owners, investors, stakeholders and shareholders.
The Tax Practice recognises the diversity of our client base, as well as their changing needs, as their personal and business concerns overlap in a highly scrutinised and regulated environment.
Why we are different
The senior team is supported by lawyers qualified in different jurisdictions. Our work involves both UK and cross-border transactions, international tax planning and tax advisory practices.
Our clients are a mix of ultra-high and high net worth individuals, institutions, investors, property developers, entrepreneurs, local authorities and charities. We advise UK and international clients on both direct and indirect taxes including Stamp Duty and VAT. The team is adept at all aspects of personal and business taxation such as: structuring tax efficient acquisitions and investments; ownership and disposal of shares, securities and real estate; the interpretation of double taxation treaties; M&A transactions, and the application of transfer pricing rules.
At Mishcon, our role is to guard our clients’ interests fiercely. We do this by working alongside our clients' existing accountants, bankers, financial advisers and trustees. The resulting breadth of understanding of our clients' tax and financial affairs enables us to implement the most appropriate and robust legal structures and related agreements.
For many of our clients, we recognise there is often no distinction between business and personal matters, which is why our attitude to managing their affairs is unique. We believe that by taking the time to really get to know our clients, we can better understand the challenges that they face.