Ashley Greenbank Partner

Ashley advises on the full range of corporate tax issues, but particular specialisations include the corporate tax aspects of UK and cross-border corporate finance and M&A transactions, group tax planning and dispute resolution.

Ashley also advises companies on group structuring and strategic tax planning (including corporate residence, permanent establishment, transfer pricing and CFC issues) and assists our private client group on corporate tax aspects of structuring issues for substantial privately held groups.

Ashley also has broad experience in handling disputes with tax authorities. He is a Deputy High Court Judge, a Deputy Judge in the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery) and a CEDR accredited mediator.

Ashley is a former chair of the Tax Law Committee of the Law Society and a member of its Corporation Tax Sub-Committee. In that capacity he is active in making representations to and in consultations with Government and tax authorities on changes to existing legislation and new policy proposals. He is also a member of the committee of the British Branch of the International Fiscal Association and the organising committee for the IFA Congress in London in 2019.

What people are saying


"The "excellent" Ashley Greenbank is accomplished in handling reorganisation and restructuring processes along with a wide range of M&A-related tax matters."

Chambers UK 2019

"Ashley Greenbank specialises in the corporate tax aspects of UK and cross-border corporate finance and M&A transactions, which is complemented by his accreditation as a mediator and role as a part-time judge in the First-tier Tax Tribunal and deputy judge in the Upper Tribunal."

Chambers UK 2019

"Ashley Greenbank is valued by clients for his 'abundance of creative planning ideas' and his 'very clear communication style'."

Chambers UK 2018

"A 'commercial and very good' practitioner."

Chambers UK 2017

"Clients report that Ashley Greenbank 'really stands out when it comes to tax work', and say he 'always does a good job'. Market commentators describe him as an 'extremely able lawyer' who is 'very active in the tax space'."

Chambers UK 2016

"... Ashley Greenbank 'is a deal lawyer focused on the entire deal. He knows tax is a crucial part of the transaction. He has the big-picture view and extraordinary technical ability. He is calm under fire', enthuse observers."

Chambers Global 2016

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