Corporate tax

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Penningtons Manches' highly ranked corporate tax team provides full transactional support and standalone tax advice to a wide variety of business clients, based both in the UK and overseas.

Our specialists can deal with the entire range of corporate tax issues - from advising on the optimum tax structure for buying, selling or reorganising a business, obtaining tax clearances and offering guidance on the stamp duty implications of an acquisition or reorganisation, to providing support on all VAT matters, international tax issues and the conduct of tax disputes. We work closely with our clients and their other existing advisers in order to ensure that their objectives are met in a commercial and pragmatic manner.

We are very experienced in assisting clients during the purchase or sale of businesses, often within short timeframes. Members of our team are highly skilled in drafting and negotiating tax deeds and warranties. We have no need to involve outside consultants, and are therefore able to achieve the best outcome for our clients while saving them time and money.

One of our key strengths is the ability to tailor our corporate tax advice to each business, drawing in expertise from across the firm as appropriate. We pride ourselves on the strong relationships that we develop with client organisations which result in us becoming their trusted advisers in relation to all tax matters.

We offer expert advice on:

  • standalone and transactional tax issues
  • share sales and acquisitions - preparing tax deeds and tax warranties
  • business sales and acquisitions
  • employment tax issues including managed service companies and IR35
  • tax clearance applications
  • tax disputes
  • stamp duty
  • VAT

Recent work highlights

Sale of Camberley Auto Factors

Advising the shareholders of Camberley Auto Factors, Southern England's leading motor factor and distributor of quality motor spares, on the sale of the company. Our corporate tax team worked closely with the clients throughout the transaction.


Cross-border acquisition for u-blox AG

Supporting u-blox AG, a fabless provider of positioning and wireless semiconductors, on its acquisition of 4M Wireless. We provided corporate tax advice and drafted and negotiated all the tax documentation.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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