Tax & Employee Incentives
Tax is a key consideration at every major stage of a company's life.
Clients may be starting off a new business venture, looking to raise finance or invest, incentivising management or other employees, dealing with the departure of key owner managers, bringing in new blood, moving on or selling up. We are expert in helping our clients to achieve their commercial objectives in a way which mitigates tax risk and maximises tax efficiency.
The key areas on which we advise include M&A, buy-outs, buybacks, reorganisations, investment, debt structuring, transfer pricing, capital gains tax planning, partnerships, VAT planning, property taxes and employee incentive arrangements.
Our clients range from individuals and entrepreneurs to global listed groups, including large media, advertising and newspaper groups, house hold brand names, venture capitalists and funds.
Budget 2021: Everything and nothing is changing04 March 2021
One of the final things I did in the office last March before the office practically emptied due to COVID-19 was watch Budget 2020. The intervening year has been simultaneously one of the most eventful and uneventful years in recent times, and this Budget carries a bit of that dual nature.
Lewis Silkin French Desk advises Publicis Groupe UK on its acquisition of Octopus Group23 February 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communications business which employees 83,000 professionals worldwide, on the acquisition by Publicis Groupe UK of Octopus Group, a B2B marketing specialist agency
Lewis Silkin advises Harbour Group’s SpotSee Holdings on its acquisition of TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest27 January 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised SpotSee Holdings, a subsidiary of its longstanding client Harbour Group, a US based manufacturing and distribution operating company, on its acquisition of TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest.
Lewis Silkin advises brand, communications and experience research specialist The Nursery on its conversion to employee ownership19 November 2020
Lewis Silkin advises brand, communications and experience research specialist The Nursery on its conversion to employee ownership
Lewis Silkin advises the founders of Public Digital on becoming part of the Kyu Collective13 October 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised the founders of its client, Public Digital, on the sale of a material stake in Public Digital to Kyu.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of Implementra, trading as Conversion Rate Experts07 October 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next Fifteen Communications, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of Implementra, trading as Conversion Rate Experts, the world's leading agency for conversion rate optimization.
HMRC puts its stamp on social distancing16 April 2020
With vast numbers of people now working remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, HMRC have put in place an electronic process for the payment of stamp duty and stamping of share transfer documents.
VAT and income tax deferrals to assist VAT-paying businesses and the self-employed during Covid-19 Outbreak27 March 2020
As part of the sweeping financial package announced by the Government on 20 March 2020, the Government is offering VAT and income tax deferrals to assist with the cash-flow of VAT-paying businesses and the self-employed. These deferrals are expected to provide over £30bn of additional cash-flow to a wide variety of British businesses.