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Philip Gershuny


Philip Gershuny

Philip is a corporate tax partner. He helps clients make strategic calls on tax. He assists decision makers by making complex issues intelligible. He structures transactions, has a disputes practice, advises on M&A deals, real estate transactions, reorganizations, funds and collective investment schemes. Since the GFC of 2008 all Governments have focused their attention on revenue raising measures and multi-national businesses in particular have been targeted by the UK HMRC and the OECD. Philip advises on the application of the BEPS project and what is euphemistically called 'tax modernisation'.

He has acted for banks on high profile restructurings and for institutional and cross border investors on the acquisition and disposal of high value real estate investments, often involving offshore unit trusts, limited partnerships and offshore companies. Philip has experience of advising on a very broad range of taxes including UK corporation tax, CGT, VAT, SDLT, Stamp Duty, SDRT, PAYE, NICs, DPT, Transfer Pricing, Tonnage Tax and Inheritance Tax.

He has experience of using double tax treaties and helping businesses comply with substance requirements in overseas jurisdictions. Philip qualified at the firm, was made a partner in 1990, worked in the New York office from 1994-1998 and was head of the international tax practice from 1998 to 2005. He is married with four children and two dogs.

Real estate expert Philip Gershuny is ‘technically excellent, proactive and determined to come up with practical and implementable solutions’.

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  • B.A., University of Sussex, 1980

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