Robert Birchall, Partner
Robert Birchall acts as the UK National Reporter for 2018-2019 for the International Bar Association’s Taxes Committee.
AboutRobert 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
Government provides welcome clarity for EMI option holders who have been furloughed
The proposed amendments will provide some clarity and address concerns regarding the consequences of furloughing EMI option holders.
Charles Russell Speechlys advise the shareholders of Veriton Pharma on its sale to SERB
We advised the shareholders of a private pharmaceutical company on its sale to SERB Specialty Pharmaceuticals.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises the founder of Global Technical Realty on USD$1bn investment by KKR
We advised the founder and CEO of GTR, and his management team on an initial USD$1bn investment by a global investment firm.
Covid-19 pushes the government to gift time, lend money and provide clarity
The government has announced measures to ease the financial burden for businesses and individuals in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.