Andrew advises a wide range of clients from individuals and owner managed businesses to multi-national groups, including in relation to corporate transactions, real estate tax and employee share schemes. In addition, he regularly advises local authorities and other public sector bodies (including in health) on tax issues that arise on transactions and projects they’re involved with, which can often include VAT aspects.
Andrew is a former chair of the West Midlands branch of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and has previously served on two of its technical sub-committees. He has spoken on tax issues over the years, including events for CIPFA and alongside colleagues on seminars for clients.
As part of his pro bono work, Andrew has been very pleased to serve for over a decade as a non-exec director of a local Birmingham charity working with those in less fortunate circumstances in the city.
Advising a regional NHS body in relation to VAT aspects on procuring certain services and considering any wider UK implications of the VAT treatment in question.
Advising a local authority on re-acquiring a town centre shopping precinct from a private sector investor, collapsing an income stream model, and advising on the effect of unwinding a historic stamp duty scheme set up by previous owners.
Advising a tech startup company on a suite of employee share options with both Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) and unapproved share options.
"Andrew is professional, knowledgeable and a calming influence on stressful transactions."
"He provides very good-quality advice and guidance. He is very sound technically and always very responsive."
Browne Jacobson’s national private equity (PE) lawyers have advised leading mid-market PE investment firm, Palatine Private Equity (Palatine) on its exit from CTS Group, the fast-growing specialist in testing, inspection and geoengineering consulting services to the construction and infrastructure sectors.
Browne Jacobson’s corporate finance lawyers have advised leading private equity investor, Rcapital Partners LLP (Rcapital) on its majority stake acquisition of managing general agents (MGAs), UK General Insurance Ltd (UKG) and Precision Partnership Limited (PPL) alongside Montague Investment Group LLP who are taking a minority stake.
Browne Jacobson’s Manchester based corporate lawyers have advised tech enabled shipping and logistics service provider, World Options on its majority buyout by Italian headquartered MBE Worldwide (“MBE”) for an undisclosed sum.
Browne Jacobson’s national private equity (PE) lawyers have advised leading mid-market PE firm, Palatine Private Equity on its buyout of Jessup.
Our corporate finance team have advised the Myers Family Office, on its purchase of Vian Marketing, the holding company for leading stand-up paddleboard business, Tushingham Sails which is best known in the market for its Red Paddle Co brand.
Andrew discusses changes to IR35 tax rules which are due to be implemented in April 2020
Where a start-up or SME company is looking for external investment, and one or more individuals are looking for investment opportunities which can provide significant tax advantages, it is well worth considering the Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) or the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (“SEIS”).
Share options granted under the Enterprise Management Incentive Scheme (usually referred to as EMI options) are a popular choice for SME and start-up companies who want to reward and incentivise employees in alternative ways to simply paying them more amounts of cash.