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John Meehan

T: +44 20 7809 2375 M: + 44 7826 550 699 Email John Office: London

John Meehan Partner

Contact details

John Meehan

John Meehan
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2375 M: + 44 7826 550 699 Email John Office: London

John advises on a broad range of UK tax matters, with a particular focus on corporate and financing transactions, joint ventures and funds. John is highly valued by his clients for his technical expertise, attention to detail and pragmatic approach.
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John has significant experience of a wide range of corporate transactions, in both an international and domestic context. This includes advice in relation to structuring, and all other UK tax aspects of business dealings, which includes M&A transactions (public, private and cross-border), joint ventures, group reorganisations, corporate finance and asset finance.

John also advises on the tax structuring and other aspects of investment funds including REITS and property funds, investment trusts and other onshore and offshore funds investing in a wide range of asset classes.

In addition to this, John advises in relation to tax enquiries, disputes and settlements.

  • Investment funds
  • Tax
  • Public and private M&A
Advising in relation to tax structuring, launch and on-going tax aspects of management of a wide range of onshore and offshore investment funds across a wide range of asset classes.

Schroders Real Estate Investment Management

Tax efficient structuring and implementation of the £132 million acquisition by three Schroders-managed property funds of City Tower, Manchester as well as numerous other mandates for Schroders-managed funds including the £150 million acquisition of the Kings Mall shopping centre in Hammersmith and the conversion of Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust into a UK REIT.

P2P Global Investments

Tax efficient structuring and launch of P2P Global Investments, the first UK investment trust specialising in investments in the peer to peer market lending sector.

SQN Asset Finance Income Fund Limited

Tax structuring and launch of a Guernsey resident listed investment fund specialising in the equipment leasing sector, including advising on all direct and indirect tax aspects and on-going investment transactions.
 
More: Investment funds
Expert UK tax advice covering the full range of domestic and international corporate and financing transactions, investment funds, tax advisory and contentious tax matters.
   

Schroders Real Estate Investment Management

Tax efficient structuring and implementation of the £132 million acquisition by three Schroders-managed property funds of City Tower, Manchester as well as numerous other mandates for Schroders-managed funds including the £150 million acquisition of the Kings Mall shopping centre in Hammersmith and the conversion of Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust into a UK REIT. 

Major international shipping companies

Advising in relation to the efficient exit from and settlement of HMRC enquiries into a number of complex ship leasing structures involving significant amounts of tax.

P2P Global Investments

Tax-efficient structuring and launch of P2P Global Investments, the first UK investment trust specialising in investments in the peer to peer market lending sector.

A foreign private real estate group

Tax structuring advice in relation to innovative acquisition structures and fund vehicles for acquiring significant stakes in UK REITs.

SQN Asset Finance Income Fund Limited

Tax structuring and launch of a Guernsey resident listed investment fund specialising in the equipment leasing sector, including advising on international tax aspects, cross-border VAT issues and on-going investment transactions.

GDF Suez

Advising on the tax aspects of GDF Suez's £190 million acquisition of a UK facilities management business from Balfour Beatty and the acquisition of a further UK facilities management business from Lend Lease.

Macquarie Group

Advising in relation to the tax aspects of Macquarie Group's acquisition of a European rolling stock leasing business from Lloyds Banking Group Plc.

BTG plc

Advising in relation to a £150 million underwritten "cash box placing" through the equity capital markets in order to part-fund a corporate acquisition.

More: Tax
All UK tax aspects of corporate transactions from tax structuring through to implementation and post-acquisition integration as well as general corporate tax planning and advisory services. 

Macquarie Group

Advising in relation to the tax aspects of Macquarie Group's acquisition of a European rolling stock leasing business from Lloyds Banking Group Plc.

GDF Suez

Advising on the tax aspects of GDF Suez's £190 million acquisition of a UK facilities management business from Balfour Beatty and the acquisition of a further UK facilities management business from Lend Lease.

A US pharmaceuticals group

Advising in relation to the UK tax aspects of the disposal of a US and UK based pharmaceuticals business.

More: Public and private M&A
 
  • Banks and banking
  • Funds and financial services

Macquarie Bank, receivables financing

Advising on the purchase of lease receivables in various European countries.

Lombard, lending and asset financing

Giving tax advice and sign-off on various loan, lease and hire purchase financings.

Various banks and financial institutions, finance transactions

Advising on numerous domestic and cross-border lending and refinancing transactions.
 
More: Banks and banking
Advising in relation to tax structuring, launch and on-going tax aspects of management of a wide range of onshore and offshore investment funds across a wide range of asset classes.

Schroders Real Estate Investment Management

Tax efficient structuring and implementation of the £132 million acquisition by three Schroders-managed property funds of City Tower, Manchester as well as numerous other mandates for Schroders-managed funds including the £150 million acquisition of the Kings Mall shopping centre in Hammersmith and the conversion of Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust into a UK REIT.

P2P Global Investments

Tax efficient structuring and launch of P2P Global Investments, the first UK investment trust specialising in investments in the peer to peer market lending sector.

SQN Asset Finance Income Fund Limited

Tax structuring and launch of a Guernsey resident listed investment fund specialising in the equipment leasing sector, including advising on all direct and indirect tax aspects and on-going investment transactions.
 
More: Funds and financial services

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