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A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2011: Tax

On an annual basis, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research and analysis in compiling its objective list of talent available at the highest level of UK legal practice. Its research methodology has been independently audited and confirmed to be thorough, robust and complete.

In Chambers' 2011 review of legal talent in the area of Tax, our Firm is listed among the best in the UK.

Chambers' comments:

London Ranking: Tier 4

The Firm: Feedback from clients indicates that this attentive team provides practical solutions to a variety of tax issues. The compact department offers expertise in private equity, corporate restructurings, banking and finance, investment funds and M&A transactions.

Sources Say: "A strong practice with a keen business focus."

Key Individuals: John Baldry is well respected and can "make difficult concepts understandable," clients say. He handles private equity-led M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations and funds formation matters. Corporate tax group head Ian Taplin is recommended for his depth of experience and ability to "make tax understandable for the layman." Jane Scobie is consistently "well prepared and proactive," sources say. She recently advised Irving Place Capital Management and Oaktree Capital Management on the USD485 million purchase of Chesapeake Corporation.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2011 —