Daily life in Transaction Tax

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What would my day be like in Transaction Tax?

Our transaction tax professionals work with clients to help them:

  • Structure their deals tax effectively
  • Enhance the potential tax opportunities that transactions present
  • Identify and mitigate tax risk inherent in potential transactions
  • Navigate the tax implications of complex deal negotiations

As a member of this team, you might:

  • Assist in the design and implementation of complex cross-border acquisition and disposition structures
  • Provide advice on the future tax implications of proposed acquisition structures
  • Work on a due diligence project, collecting and analysing relevant financial and tax data
  • Help set up a data room for a major transaction
  • Review and maintain materials in the data room to identify issues that may affect the client
  • Assist with the preparation of a due diligence report
  • Assist in reviewing a sales or purchase agreement for a transaction
  • Assess and verify a client's tax attributes and support

What skills and knowledge would I acquire in my first few years?

You'll acquire knowledge and skills such as:

  • Knowledge of due diligence requirements for major corporate transactions
  • Technical tax structuring
  • Utilizing tax attributes, such as tax losses
  • Due diligence requirements for corporate and private equity transactions
  • Sources of finance that your clients can draw upon
  • Business and market profiles in your chosen industry
  • Working closely with all types of transaction-focused professionals

You'll also acquire general skills in:

  • Research and analysis techniques using dedicated tools and technology
  • Creative thinking to apply your knowledge to individual client situations
  • Communication and teaming with colleagues from other offices and other countries
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with key client personnel
  • Managing a project from start to finish, following appropriate protocols and procedures
  • Working in a fast-paced, high-profile, challenging environment  

What opportunities would Transaction Tax open up?

You could:

  • Become a leading Transaction advisor by combining tax knowledge and experience with transaction management skills
  • Acquire transaction management skills
  • Lead an international team supporting a significant client transaction
  • Focus your knowledge and skills on a particular industry and develop your reputation in that field
  • Develop generalist tax skills based on the broad level of transactions you would work on

People in Tax

Want to know more about what it’s like being part of our Tax team? Then meet some of our people or learn about daily life and where your career could lead: