Corporate Tax

As experienced corporate tax specialists, we appreciate the need to communicate complex issues in a straightforward, accessible way.

Our commercial approach mirrors that of our clients as we seek to meet their business needs with a one-stop approach that will often involve other specialist teams within the firm. Our experience covers a broad range of company sizes and sectors, from specialist consultancies and niche players through to major multinationals.

Our team also includes specialists in tax disputes who have considerable experience in representing clients before the Tax Tribunals across the UK.

As a team we work closely with the firm’s experts in employment, employee share incentives, and pensions.

"Their fees are competitive, response times are good and their advice is balanced and reliable." – Chambers, Tax

"Shepherd and Wedderburn’s team advises on a range of corporate and personal tax issues, including SDLT, capital gains tax and VAT. It has particularly notable expertise in tax issues arising from corporate and property transactions." – Legal 500, Corporate Tax


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Brexit: What now for UK business?

This webinar, recorded prior to the EU referendum, uses a practical case study of a business with both UK and EU operations and a cross-border corporate structure to demonstrate the Brexit issues to be considered. Our specialist team help you understand how the various scenarios might play out and interrogate those questions that you may wish to address in your own business.

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Key People


Cairn Energy plc
Acted for Cairn advising on corporate tax aspects of its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of a Norwegian company, Agora Oil & Gas AS. We advised on specific tax legislation dealing with oil and gas assets on the continental shelf and advised on the implications for Cairn of tax structuring implemented by the selling shareholders
Cairn Energy plc
Acted for Cairn on corporate tax aspects of its return of US $3.5 billion to shareholders by way of a capital reorganisation and a B Share Scheme
Bowleven plc
Acted for Bowleven plc advising on corporate tax aspects of its strategic alliance with Petrofac
Croma Security Solutions Group plc
Acted for Croma Security Solutions Group plc advising on corporate tax aspects of its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of CSS Total Security Limited, CSS Locksmiths Limited and Alarm Bell Company Limited, and the placing of new ordinary shares, part of the proceeds of which were used to fund the acquisitions
Sainsbury’s plc
Providing tax advice to Sainsbury’s plc in Scotland in relation to VAT, stamp duty land tax and capital allowances. The rules in Scotland for stamp duty land tax on the grant, variation and extension of leases are materially different from the rules in England and Wales, and the specialist knowledge offered by the firm’s corporate tax team has proven to be of particular value in this area