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Robert Birchall

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Robert advises on a wide range of taxation issues for clients ranging from public companies to start-ups, operating in the UK and internationally, as well as wealthy individuals and entrepreneurs.

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About

Robert has particular experience in relation to corporate tax, including company acquisitions and disposals, reconstructions, private equity and venture capital investment, employment tax and employee incentives, including EMI, other tax advantaged and non-tax advantaged schemes. 

Robert has spoken at industry conferences organised by the International Bar Association (IBA) and American Bar Association, and previously served as the UK National Reporter for the IBA’s Taxes Committee.

Robert is a member of the Share Plan Lawyers group and, as a tax practitioner, leads the team ranked as a “Firm to Watch” for Employee Share Schemes in the Legal 500.

Robert is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Advised Franek Sodzawiczny, founder and CEO of data centre platform Global Technical Realty (GTR), and his management team on an initial USD$1bn investment by global investment firm KKR.
  • Advising on and implementing the restructuring of a technology company to secure EIS investment and putting in place an EMI scheme for its senior employees
  • Advising on the corporate restructuring of a UK property group

Our thinking

  • Guide to EMI Share Options

    Robert Birchall

    Insights

  • A guide to Company Share Option Plans

    Robert Birchall

    Insights

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Development Partners International and Verod Capital Management on investment into Pan African Towers

    Adrian Mayer

    News

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Zenzero’s management team on its majority acquisition by Macquarie Capital

    Mark Howard

    News

  • Spring Budget - Corporate Tax

    Robert Birchall

    Insights

  • VAT on fund management services

    Robert Birchall

    Quick Reads

  • Autumn Statement 2022: Very few surprises

    Robert Birchall

    Quick Reads

  • Not so ‘mini’ a mini-Budget

    Robert Birchall

    Insights

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Zenzero on the acquisition of OnTech

    Mark Howard

    News

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Caretech Holdings PLC on its proposed £870.3 million take private

    Andrew Collins

    News

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Content+Cloud on the acquisition of award-winning service provider Azzure IT

    Mark Howard

    News

  • Charles Russell Speechlys is advising Battery Ventures on the sale of Forterro to Partners Group for €1 billion.

    Jonathan Morley

    News

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises AgDevCo on $70m of DFI Funding

    Adrian Mayer

    News

  • David Hicks, Robert Birchall and Sophie Dworetzsky write for FT Adviser on what business owners need to know when selling a business

    Robert Birchall

    In The Press

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Puma Private Equity on its investment into Deazy

    David Coates

    News

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises FairXchange on investment from United Fintech

    Charlie Ring

    News

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Acora on the acquisition of M9 Holdings

    Mark Howard

    News

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Puma Private Equity on their investment into Everpress

    David Coates

    News

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