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Our clients are a mix of private and public companies, asset managers, executives and business leaders, developers, investors, charities, high net worth individuals and family offices. We understand the demands our clients face from the business environments in which they operate and we strive to earn the right to be their trusted advisers in dealing with their business tax needs. We cover all the tax issues that any business is likely to face including: start-up, financing, growth capital, employee incentivisation, bolt-ons, restructurings, joint ventures and alliances, tax disputes and investigations, intra-group arrangements, and the realisation and return of value.

We advise UK and international clients on both direct and indirect taxes including stamp duty and VAT. We are adept at all aspects of business and real estate taxation, such as structuring tax efficient acquisitions and investments, ownership and disposal of shares, securities and real estate, advising on incentive strategies and implementation, the use of double taxation treaties and cross-border, M&A transactions, real estate and intellectual property portfolio structuring, and the application of the transfer pricing rules.

While the payment of tax affects every business, navigating HMRC and its processes can still be complicated. Our Tax Disputes team has direct experience of working with and within HMRC. We can help you reach a satisfactory agreement for your business and to build a solid working relationship going forward.

Tax, and specifically the payment of tax, affects every business and individual. Our team has direct experience of working within HMRC and can help you reach a satisfactory agreement - for you or your business - as well as helping you to build a solid working relationship with HMRC going forward.

We have experience of taking matters through the whole court system including and up to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Tax Disputes & Investigations

Our Betting & Gaming lawyers are recognised experts within the gambling sector. We provide market-leading advice on the full range of regulatory, corporate and commercial issues.

Clients include many of the industry's leading names, who value our regulatory expertise and strategic judgement. We act for operators, marketing affiliates, governments, regulators, technology start-ups, games and software developers, B2B businesses, investors and financial institutions.

The Immigration Group provides bespoke advice to many international businesses and financial organisations.

Our extensive contacts throughout the Immigration and Nationality Services in the UK, as well as those with visa issuing posts overseas, allow us to obtain exceptional and expeditious results for our clients.

Our multi-discipline Corporate Real Estate team is made up of lawyers from our Corporate, Real Estate and Tax departments, all used to working closely with property clients on a wide variety of matters - including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and re-organisations.

A major focus of Mishcon de Reya's business involves acting for ultra-high net worth families, family offices and entrepreneurs. Increasingly the firm is called upon to sit alongside owners or principals of a family enterprise to guide and assist them in addressing all the issues which they face.

We work hard to ensure we understand our clients' businesses and work with them to design and implement remuneration and employee incentive plans that are right for their businesses. We identify the financial metrics against which an incentives plan should be measured then structure the incentive strategically to drive the behaviours that the employer wants to achieve, designing arrangements that are simple, focused and effective.

Incentives and Remuneration

Our specialist team of real estate finance lawyers advises on how to structure financing, either to provide maximum security for you, as the lender, or maximum certainty as the borrower. We work with major banks and other leading property lenders, on a senior and mezzanine basis, as well as advising some of the industry’s highest profile property investment and development borrowers.

We have the largest dedicated Recruitment Services Group in the UK, including specialists in regulatory, litigation, employment and corporate law. We have acted at the highest level for organisations, individuals and teams in this sector for over 20 years.

The right corporate structure is invaluable to a business, which is why our cross-departmental team can deliver the full range of restructurings and reorganisations for both UK and cross border organisations.

We work closely with tax advisers who may have the expertise to structure the reorganisation from a tax perspective but require our expertise to advise on all legal aspects and to document and implement the reorganisation.

The wealth planning frameworks and structures we devise are always bespoke and tailored to each specific situation. They can be domestic or international solutions, deploying a combination of trusts, foundations, corporate entities and other vehicles. They allow for asset diversification, flexible succession, tax and beneficiary planning. All to protect your long-term financial interests properly and, more importantly, those of your family.

Wealth Structuring

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