Award Chambers & Partners

Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011: Tax: United Kingdom

On an annual basis, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research and analysis in compiling its objective list of talent available at the highest level of European 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 Europe.

Chambers' comments:

United Kingdom Ranking: Tier 4 

The Firm: Client feedback confirms 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 fund formation matters, including a high volume of pan-European work. Corporate tax group head Ian Taplin is recommended for his depth of experience and ability to "make tax understandable for the layman." He advised senior lenders, including TowerBrook and York Capital, on the tax aspects of the hostile M&A takeover of the Monier Group.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers Europe, Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 —