Tax

Marriott Harrison’s tax team prides itself on providing experienced and practical tax advice to support clients’ business goals and needs. We provide sophisticated UK and international tax advice in UK and cross-border transactions and on a stand-alone advisory basis. We remain a key strategic resource for clients in tax planning. We have a very strong international tax expertise that allows us to advise clients with confidence on a variety of cross-border questions.

We specialise in the field of corporate tax matters, arising on all forms of corporate transactions and advising on all aspects of UK and international taxation. We regularly advise on the tax aspects of M&A transactions, private equity acquisitions and exits, general corporate reorganisations and restructurings. With a very broad and substantial experience, we also provide support to business start-ups and venture capital companies and investors on tax structuring generally and various UK tax exemptions and reliefs including EIS, SEIS, business asset disposal relief and investor’s relief. In addition, we also advise on a wide range of employment tax-related matters including share schemes (whether as part of a transaction or on an advisory basis).

Our tax advice is integrated in a broad range of financing transactions including when we represent lenders and borrowers in a diverse variety of business sectors. We have the right tax skill set to advise on transactions ranging from plain vanilla loan agreements to more complex international and syndicated financings as well as private placements and debt and equity securities offerings.

Our tax team has strong capabilities to advise fund managers and investors on formation and operation of, and investment in, private investment funds including co-investment and transactions in secondary fund interests. This also includes comprehensive advice on fund managers’ set up and taxation of various incentive arrangements including carried interest and co-investment.

Our areas of focus are:

  • M&A (buy side and sell side)
  • Venture capital
  • Business start-ups
  • Private equity (exits and acquisitions)
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • IPOs and debt securities issues
  • Financing (lenders and borrowers)
  • Employment and share schemes
  • Private investment funds (sponsors and investors)
  • Carried interest and co-investment
  • Partnerships and LLPs