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A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.
We have a thriving, dynamic three-partner tax team based in both Reading and Birmingham. The work of our team can broadly be divided into four categories:
Corporate: a significant proportion of our work involves supporting our national team of over 100 corporate lawyers. We commonly advise on the tax implications of private equity transactions and transaction structuring, M&A, tax planning for management teams, reorganisations and restructuring including debt restructuring and demergers and advice on joint venture projects.
Venture capital: we have one of the UK’s leading VCT/EIS tax practices and, as such, a significant proportion of our time is dedicated to advising investors and, in some cases, individual shareholders on their qualifying investments. We structure and restructure investments to ensure compliance and frequently engage with HMRC to seek advance assurances and to pre-empt the impact of the continuously evolving legislative framework in this area.
Real estate: as a firm we employ over 200 real estate practitioners. We support those practitioners by advising on SDLT, LBTT, VAT, capital allowances and the CIS. We have a large number of developer clients whom we structure development transactions for, giving rise to complex real estate project based tax issues.
Employee incentives: we design and implement a broad range of employee incentivisation schemes. We also advise on the exercise and restructuring of those schemes in the context of M&A and private equity deal structuring.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an incentives focused Senior Associate or Partner to join our collegiate and highly respected tax team. The ideal candidate will have experience in all types of incentives schemes. Our existing incentives practice focuses primarily on private company work. It would be desirable, but not essential, for the successful candidate to have some experience of public company incentives to complement our current practice. It would also be desirable, but not essential, for the successful candidate to have their own following and workload.
This is a great opportunity to take the lead on growing and broadening our incentives practice, with the support of a large full-service Tax department.
Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.
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