Sarah Shucksmith Senior counsel

Sarah advises on a wide range of tax issues, including the establishment of private equity and property investment funds and their deal and investment structuring, UK and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, and the tax aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions.

Sarah specialises in advising:

  • investment fund clients on the structuring of their investments (both private equity and property based), as well as related exits;
  • on the structuring of collective investment vehicles and associated real estate investment;
  • on the tax treatment of all real estate transactions, including forward fundings and developments, corporate acquisitions, offshore holding structures and the formation of real estate joint ventures. Particular areas of focus include the tax treatment of residential developers and operators in the “build to rent”, student accommodation and care home sectors; and
  • management teams of private equity backed companies, including in relation to their equity incentive arrangements.

Sarah is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.


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