Our award-winning Tax practice offers clients a complete multi-jurisdictional tax advisory service, working closely with other practice areas to advise on the corporate tax implications of transactions and strategies. This means that the range of deals and the variety of work to which the Tax department is exposed is perhaps the greatest of any department in the firm. You will learn not only about the work done by the Tax department but also about the work of other departments. With over half of our lawyers based outside the UK, you are certain to be working with international colleagues and clients on a regular basis.
Work in the Tax department is perhaps some of the most engaging, technical and challenging that you will be given. It is highly varied and can include attending client meetings, researching legal and commercial matters, attending conferences with counsel, reviewing and drafting tax clauses and preparing letters and applications to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
Recently we have advised Cable & Wireless on its demerger; MU Finance plc on Manchester United's GBP250 million bond offering; Vale SA on the USD4.9 billion sale of bauxite, alumina and aluminium mining and smelting assets to Norsk Hydro ASA; Shell on the disposal of its European LPG business. We also provided tax advice to Center Parcs on their groundbreaking GBP1bn WBS high yield bond transaction.
You can find more information about the Tax practice area on the main Allen & Overy website.