Corporate Tax

The team provide stand alone advice to new and existing clients on a wide range of corporate tax issues including VAT, stamp duty and stamp duty land tax planning as well as structuring termination payments for employers when employees leave the organisation.

They are also able to advise on all tax aspects of corporate activities, such as share and asset sales, and acquisitions and corporate restructuring and negotiating with HM Revenue and Customs.

The team has a wealth of experience advising on structuring a variety of transaction types both in the UK and internationally including setting up joint ventures.

Work handled

  • Company mergers and acquisitions
  • Group reorganisations
  • Corporate demergers
  • Management Buy Out (MBO)
  • Cross broader and multi-jurisdictional tax issues
  • Exit strategy for shareholders including share buy backs
  • Enterprise investment scheme and seed enterprise investment scheme
  • VAT on commercial property transactions
  • Stamp duty and stamp duty land tax planning
  • Employee termination payments

Recent Work

  • Cattran Trading Limited - reorganisation of a family owned company by way of capital reduction into 7 separate companies separately owned by family members
  • Stovax Heating Group Limited - group reorganisation and demerger by way of capital reduction immediately prior to completion of phased disposal of Stovax Heating Group Limited with earn out provision
  • Mr & Mrs Homes - advising founders on the sale of their shares in Gro Group Limited to the management
  • Assisting on tax issues and drafting tax aspects of the prospectus for the admission of Wessex Exploration PLC to AIM
  • Advising Cornwall Council and SWRDA on stamp duty land tax and VAT issues on the redevelopment of Hayle Harbour and the establishment of the Marine Renewables Business Park
  • Advising SWRDA on VAT and stamp duty land tax issues on the development of Osprey Quay (part of the Olympic site) at Weymouth

The quality of advice and the service Ashfords provided was second to none. They provided us with a personal service and ensured that every member of the family party was completely satisfied with the result

Henrietta Whitelock