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Our clients trust us with a wide range of commercial tax and private capital matters, from the sale, purchase and financing of public and private companies and businesses, commercial transactions, executive engagement and reward, joint ventures and investment structurings through to capital tax, wealth preservation and succession planning.
What sets us apart is the scale and breadth of our expertise and experience. One of the largest UK law firms combining a full private capital team with international commercial tax advice for individuals and their businesses, whether you are an entrepreneur, investor, fund manager, executive, high-net worth individual, or business owner, we draw on a multi-disciplinary team to provide decisive and relevant advice that anticipates tax change and helps you prepare for the future.
Before the election the Government announced a review with a view to reform Entrepreneurs Relief as it was costing the Treasury much more than anticipated. If you are considering selling your business in the next 12 months, there are some actions that you can take to secure the current treatment.
LexisNexis Middle East’s Head of Publishing, Hussain Hadi, took time out at the Qatar Business Law Forum to chat with Kirk Durrant, Managing Partner at DWF’s Qatar office. They discussed DWF’s recent establishment and growth in Qatar, how the practice of law is changing and the role of AI.
This note provides an update on the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (MLD5) and in particular it focuses on the impact on trustees in the UK, their reporting obligations and the Trust Registration Service (TRS).
Lee Pickett, Real Estate Partner at global legal services business DWF, comments on the latest Halifax House Price Index for November.
Has the introduction of a tax relief and new ownership structure been slowly changing the face of UK business? The use of an EOT will generate tax-free capital gain, while providing benefit to employees.
DWF, the global legal business, has advised Custodian REIT plc on its latest £24.65 million property portfolio acquisition.
The UK Government has lodged an annulment application to the General Court in respect of a recent EC decision which found certain parts of the CFC Group Financing Exemption gave rise to unlawful State aid.
Introduced at the end of 2017, the Criminal Finances Act created two new strict liability corporate criminal offences, both targeted at the prevention of the criminal faclilitation of tax evasion. After somewhat of a 'soft landing' in terms of enforcement we ask: where are we now? What should businesses be doing to protect themselves? What comes next?
The Finance Act 2019 has confirmed new limitations on the availability and operation of Entrepreneurs' Relief. Employee shareholders and private equity investors need to be alive to the changes and their impact on share disposals or on structuring new investments.
We’re one of the few firms to provide a holistic approach to commercial tax and private capital advice, spanning the legal disciplines and crossing jurisdictional borders. With market-leading tax expertise across the UK and beyond, we are led by dual-qualified and multi-jurisdictional specialists who can provide the focussed advice you need