Trevor James is managing partner of the London office where he provides corporate and international tax advice. His clients include international banks, public and private companies, venture capital houses and high-net-worth individuals and he has sector-focused experience in advising technology, healthcare, media and communication companies.
Mr. James has particular expertise advising on the tax aspects of private equity and M&A transactions. He has advised private equity houses on the design and implementation of tax-efficient private equity fund structure and the tax-efficient investment in MBOs, MBIs, secondary buyouts and venture capital financing (from early stage to pre-IPO funding). He also has advised a number of public and private companies on the planning and implementation of domestic and cross-border acquisitions and disposals.
Mr. James has acted for a number of "IP rich" companies on the structuring and international exploitation of their IP assets, with the key objective of reducing the group's worldwide tax rate. He also advises a number of multinational companies on domestic and international tax issues, ranging from UK corporation tax planning, transfer pricing and controlled foreign companies matters.
Mr. James has advised both banks and corporates in connection with the design and implementation of financial and structured products, including mortgage, royalty and receivable securitizations transactions and covered bonds transactions. He has also advised on a number of tax-based structured products and on medium-term note programmes and other cross-border debt securities offerings.
Mr. James advises companies in connection with employee equity participation issues, including advising on HM Revenue & Customs approved share option schemes, unapproved option schemes, long term incentive plans and direct issue of shares to employers and directors.