Peter Davis

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Peter Davis

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“In this world nothing can be certain except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin

What he’s best at:

Peter is an expert in corporate tax, with wide experience in advising on the tax implications of a broad range of transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, real estate, banking and insolvency transactions as well as compensation payments. He also has wide experience in advising on VAT. He advises on both domestic and cross border work.

Peter is a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners’ Group and the International Fiscal Association.

Who he works for:

  • Listed plcs
  • Investment funds
  • Property investors and developers
  • Entrepreneurs and SME company owners
  • High net worth individuals

Expertise in:

Mergers and acquisitions including:

  • Company sales in the IT, energy, medical, sports, mining and other sectors
  • The sellers' tax position on company sales, tax reliefs and clearances
  • Business sales
  • Reconstructions and de-mergers
  • Joint ventures
  • Structuring a new business

Real estate transactions including:

  • Structuring acquisitions, sales and land development arrangements for a wide variety of clients
  • Stamp duty land tax structures
  • VAT on all aspects of UK real estate transactions and development
  • Capital allowances planning and structures
  • Tax deduction for cleaning up contaminated land and related stamp tax issues

Banking and finance transactions for lenders and borrowers and advice on insolvency including:

  • Loans for real estate development including tax efficient borrower structures
  • Restructuring and subsequent part realisation of a loan for a portfolio of hotels
  • Consolidation of cross border loan facilities
  • Facility agreements including UK withholding tax on cross border  interest payments

VAT advice including:

  • Real estate transactions and development
  • Joint ventures
  • Financial services
  • Services supplied from one country to another

Advice for High Net Worth Individuals including:

  • Entrepreneurs’ relief
  • Capital gains tax where several homes are owned, including the position on divorce

International Experience

  • UK tax implications of the acquisition of a well known brand involving splitting up a US group
  • UK tax structuring of a multi-jurisdictional business acquisition
  • Advice for non UK seller of IT companies in two countries
  • Purchase of a company in the sports sector for a US buyer
  • Structuring a new website based business in the UK for a US company

Previous Law Firms

  • Corporate Tax Partner at international law firm K&L Gates
  • Farrer & Co
  • Allen and Overy

Education

  • Queens’ College, Cambridge
  • Solicitor

Distinction in Revenue Law and Accounts in Law Society’s Examination

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