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