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Robert Birchall, Partner

Robert Birchall acts as the UK National Reporter for 2018-2019 for the International Bar Association’s Taxes Committee.

Robert Birchall, Partner

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Corporate Tax


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. Robert has particular experience in relation to corporate tax, including company acquisitions and disposals, reconstructions, private equity and venture capital investment (especially EIS and SEIS), employment tax and employee incentives, including EMI, other tax advantaged and non-tax advantaged schemes. Robert is a member of the Share Plan Lawyers group.

Robert is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Advised the majority shareholders of independent caterer and Royal Warrant holder, CH&Co Catering Limited, on certain tax aspects of its £75m merger with the HCM Group (Host Catermasters Group) in a deal backed by MML Capital private equity
  • 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