Group planning and advisory tax


We advise our corporate clients in relation to their ongoing and strategic tax affairs.

Our approach to our advisory work is holistic; we will consider not only the corporate tax issues involved but also the other key legal and tax issues that may arise. Commercial considerations, company law issues and shareholder tax issues will often be critical to the matter in hand and we will ensure they are identified and addressed. Where appropriate, we enlist the expertise of our colleagues focusing in the areas of corporate, commercial and private client, to ensure that the proposals we make take account of the relevant issues in a commercial and constructive way.

We have extensive experience of advising in relation to holding company structuring, asset ownership (including intellectual property assets) and corporate governance. We regularly advise clients on substance and operational requirements to meet their corporate residence objectives.

Where other jurisdictions are involved, we work together with leading local counsel to advise our clients.


  • "Macfarlanes' unique combination of cutting-edge corporate tax and private client expertise makes them an obvious choice for our transactional work and group structuring advice."

    Mark Poole - Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive, Virgin Group


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