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Corporate Tax

Every business has the commercial objective of achieving maximum tax efficiency. Laytons’ specialist tax team understand this and we apply our expertise in assisting your business achieve that objective. We deliver pragmatic solutions to tax issues across a wide range of industries and sectors and communicate these in plain English.

We regularly advise on the tax aspects of cross-border transactions, both for clients and their local advisors.

We also provide technical support on tax aspects of transactions to other advisers, including lawyers and accountants.

Our Expertise

We advise on all aspects of direct and indirect taxation including:

  • Corporation Tax, providing structural as well as transactional tax advice
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Income Tax, including employment taxes
  • National Insurance Contributions
  • Stamp Taxes
  • VAT
  • Cross-border transactions

We also frequently advise on:

  • Employee share incentive schemes
  • Maximising any tax benefits for non-UK domiciled individuals and expatriates

How We Help

Whatever the nature of the matter - whether transactional or related to a commercial agreement; intellectual or real property, dispute resolution, employment or of another nature - we work closely with our colleagues in other specialist areas. Together we use our collective knowledge and experience to identify issues and provide a workable solution, responding to commercial needs. In business transactions we integrate the tax aspects of the deal fully with the other legal and commercial aspects and in property transactions we advise particularly on SDLT and VAT.

Avoiding and Solving Problems

The complexity of taxation law means that there are many hidden traps which may prove costly to a business, if left unchecked. Our expertise enables us to spot and make use of potential tax efficiencies to maximise value for your business. Ideally we will assist your business in achieving its commercial goals before implementing a transaction, so that we can help shape the best strategy.  However, if this is not possible we may be able to offer solutions at any stage.  We are committed to applying our skills with insight so as to reinforce a commercial solution and ensure that it is achieved in a manner that is tax efficient.


Marc Selby
Tel:  +44 (0) 20 7482 8000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7482 8080