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James Meakin, Partner

James is a corporate tax specialist who has considerable experience in corporate, real estate and financing transactions.

Summary

James is a corporate tax specialist who has considerable experience in corporate, real estate and financing transactions. James has experience in a broad range of corporate transactions including M&A, group reorganisations, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity from both a UK and cross-border perspective.

His real estate work focuses on the structuring and the transactional tax issues which can arise as well as on the financing issues. James's practice also includes general corporate tax advisory work.

He acts for a wide range of clients including individuals, corporates, financial institutions and funds across a broad range of sectors.

James is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • Acted for Visa International LLC in relation to a significant cross-border reorganisation
  • Acted for Altamont Capital Partners, a US private equity house, which acquired two worldwide groups of companies and undertook an immediate post-completion reorganisation (transaction value $100 million)
  • Acted for Max Property Group on its acquisition of St Katharine’s Dock, London (transaction value £165 million)
  • Acted on a high profile market leading transaction involving the conversion of an offshore property holding structure to a real estate investment trust (REIT)
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