Advising on corporate and personal taxes, having a particular specialism in corporate restructuring, venture capital, property taxes and VAT. Josef is experienced in exit planning, mergers and acquisitions, investment structuring (including SEIS and EIS), cross border tax planning, and acts for the taxpayer in relation to disputes with HMRC.
- Advising Coppergreen Leisure Resorts on a major corporate restructuring, a £25m funding package from BGF (Business Growth Fund) and HSBC, and a £9m business acquisition. There were tax and structural complexities to this three-legged deal, and it was a pleasure to work with a large harmonious team across a number of different firms and disciplines.
- Secured favourable settlements with HMRC for the taxpayer in relation to unpaid PAYE and NICs resulting from the incorrect categorisation of employees as consultants.
- Reached a favourable settlement with HMRC for the taxpayer in relation to an assessment of unpaid VAT, concerning technical issues around VAT agency and composite supplies.
- Advising on the design and structure of a number of high-profile local authority private property development joint ventures.
Tax advice in relation to major corporate restructurings or reorganisations, including large-scale demergers, share reorganisations, and intra-group transfers of businesses.
Tax advice and tax planning structures for property development or property investment, from large-scale city centre residential developments to farms and landed estates.
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