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Clyde & Co advises clients from the full range of industries, services and professions on their commercial and corporate taxation affairs, helping them achieve compliance, minimise risk and maximise benefits.

Advice and opinion on all aspects of commercial taxation.

We provide specialist taxation advice to domestic and international organisations, using the strength of our global office network to ensure our guidance and support reflects local legislation and practice.

Our tax specialists work closely with our clients’ own corporate, commercial and finance teams to minimise tax costs and maximise tax reliefs. This includes the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructures, listings and joint ventures.

As the market’s leading legal practitioner in the insurance sector, we serve the company and Lloyd’s markets and address the needs of underwriters, agents and brokers. We are well versed in the working of insurance premium tax regimes and act for insurers and insureds in professional indemnity cases.

Other areas of focus include real estate, where we provide specialist tax advice on all transactions, and the tax aspects of employee benefits and incentives.

We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with in-house tax teams, providing fresh insight and alternative opinions to help reach the optimum solution in each matter. We are also happy to provide training on new developments in tax operation and practice.

Our Tax Work

  • Africa
  • UK & Europe
  • New Age (African Global Energy) Limited - acquisition of Cameroon assets

    • Advising New Age (African Global Energy) Limited – on tax matters concerning its acquisition of a 12.5% interest in the Etinde permit, offshore Cameroon.


    African Barrick Gold - offshore share sale transaction

    Advising African Barrick Gold - on an offshore share sale transaction where Tanzania Revenue Authority sought to assess tax in Tanzania


    Tandrill Tanzania Limited - tax enforcement advice

    Advising Tandrill Tanzania Limited - tax advice concerning proceedings by the Tanzania Revenue Authority to enforce a higher withholding tax rate from a company (Tandrill) providing technical mining services

  • Heritage Underwriting Plc - disposal to Argo

    Advising on the tax aspects, and in particular the share scheme issues, in relation to a disposal by way of recommended cash offer by Argo for Heritage Underwriting Plc

    United Kingdom

    Cube Financial Holdings Ltd - slae to FEMAT

    Advising on the tax aspects of the sale of Cube Financial Holdings Ltd to FEMAT, a subsidiary of Société Générale

    United Kingdom

    Travellers Casualty & Surety - insurance premium tax

    Acting for Travellers Casualty & Surety in a successful appeal to the Tax Tribunal appeal in relation to Insurance Premium Tax

    United Kingdom

    Cathederal Group - redevlopment project Brighton

    Advising Cathedral Group on the tax aspects of the Circus Street property redevelopment in Brighton involving the Council and the University

    United Kingdom

    Lightyear - corporate aquisition

    Advising Lightyear on the tax aspect of it acquisition of an insurance/reinsurance company from Wurttembergische Versicherung AG

    United Kingdom

    GMAC International Insurance Services Limited acquisition of multinational insurance sub-group

    Advising GMAC International Insurance Services Limited in relation to the acquisition of a multinational insurance sub-group from Provident Financial Limited, including in respect of the matter.

    United Kingdom

    Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited - cash offer acquisition

    Advising Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited on the tax aspects of its recommended cash offer for Advent Capital (Holdings) Plc

    United Kingdom

    Glacier Re - disposal of Glacier Insurance AG

    Advising Glacier Re on the disposal of Glacier Insurance AG to Torus Insurance (Bermuda) Limited, including in respect of tax matters.

    United Kingdom

    AMTrust Financial Services - purchase of mortgage insurance business

    • Advising AM trust Financial Services on the tax aspects of its recent cash purchase from Genworth Financial Inc. of its European mortgage-insurance business (tangible book value of the operations circa USD 155 million)

    United Kingdom

    AMTrust Financial Corporation Inc. - integrated Lloyd's Vehicle

    Acting for the purchaser, (including in respect of tax matters) in relation to an integrated Lloyd’s vehicle (managing agent and capital provider for both a life and non-life Lloyd’s syndicate) and a Cayman reinsurer (transaction value circa GBP 256 million)

    United Kingdom

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