Damien Crossley Partner

Damien is head of the tax and reward group. He specialises in advising investment fund managers on the formation of private funds, on their house and remuneration structures and on the structuring of their investment transactions. He is widely recognised as a leading adviser to the investment management industry.

Damien’s clients are, in the main, investment fund managers who he advises on their house, fund and investment structuring. He has a particular expertise in the structuring and operation of private equity and private credit funds and on their carried interest and co-investment arrangements. Damien also advises a number of clients on the efficient structuring of their global private equity and special opportunity investments.

Damien spent a year on secondment at a leading law firm in New York practising US tax and most of his work has an international dimension.

Damien is a chartered tax adviser and regularly speaks and writes on tax matters.

Damien is the co-author of the textbook “Taxation of Partnerships and LLPs” which is published by Sweet & Maxwell.

Damien is chairperson of the AIMA ACC tax committee.

Damien is also a member of the firm's private equity tax forum. PETF offers a variety of interactive events, including technical training sessions, roundtable discussions on key developments and guest speakers as well as social events.

What people are saying


"He comes across as a genuine problem solver - he constructively works with you to solve problems."

Chambers UK 2022

"He is a knowledgeable, bright and pleasant guy."

Chambers UK 2022

"Damien Crossley is exceptional at providing clear and commercial advice. He is different from competitors due to his willingness to ‘get off the fence’ and his unwillingness to over-complicate matters unduly."

The UK Legal 500 2021

"Damien Crossley heads up the practice and is praised for his 'unrivalled' knowledge of the private equity and investment management space."

The UK Legal 500 2021

"He has a user-friendly and constructive approach to taxation."

Chambers UK 2021

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