"Bob Neal of Freeths LLP advises on a wide variety of tax issues, including those involving M&A, corporate reorganisations and the real estate sector."
(Chambers & Partners, 2018)
Bob is based at Freeths’ Nottingham office and is the head of our Tax team. He advises on a wide range of tax issues including Mergers & Acquisitions and corporate reorganisations.
Bob has experience of the Real Estate sector, working on cases involving commercial properties, student accommodation, care homes and luxury apartments. He is recognised as a “Leading Individual” in his field.
Bob is listed as a Leading Individual in Chambers (2020 edition) and as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2020 edition).
- Sale of portfolio of over 50 let commercial properties for circa £60 million, including advice on key VAT and capital allowance issues.
- Demerger of major student accommodation provider, including transfer of properties valued at £12.4 million to new company and onward transfer of that company. Bob gave comprehensive tax advice on structuring given to ensure complete tax neutrality.
- Joint venture between private investors and care home provider. As funding for the private investors’ shares was provided by their employer, detailed advice on complex taxable benefit rules and the availability of a relief was covered. Bob’s advice also covered qualification for ‘investors relief’ 10% CGT rate.
- Advised private investor on circa £3 million conversion of office building into luxury apartments. Advice given, structuring the development to mitigate VAT, SDLT and the investor’s overall tax position.
“Bob Neal of Freeths LLP advises on a wide variety of tax issues, including those involving M&A, corporate reorganisations and the real estate sector. Clients say: ‘From knowledge of tax matters to understanding idiosyncrasies and thinking outside the box, he is just exceptional and incredibly talented’.”(Chambers & Partners, 2018)
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