Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm recognised throughout the business community for its commercial awareness and commitment to clients. The Tax department naturally benefits from the firm's unrivalled number of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 clients, and this is reflected by our involvement in so many of the biggest and most complicated deals. The department does far more than advise UK multinationals on the tax aspects of complex corporate transactions, however. For example:
we provide pan-European tax advice via the Best Friends Tax Network;*
our tax consultancy practice (where we advise clients on the full range of tax issues they face, including transfer pricing) is increasing year on year and now represents a significant proportion of the work that we do; and we have an outstanding reputation for advising on tax disputes, from the HMRC intervention process through to the courts, and our Tax Disputes practice, already significant, is growing apace.
In effect, we provide our clients with a cradle to the grave service, in terms of delivering consultancy and transactional advice and backing that up in the event of a challenge from the tax authorities.
* The Best Friends Tax Network comprises BonelliErede (Italy), Bredin Prat (France), De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (the Netherlands), Hengeler Mueller (Germany), Slaughter and May (UK) and Uría Menéndez (Spain and Portugal).