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James Burton



Burton James
James Burton



James specialises in all aspects of corporate tax including the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and reconstructions and investment funds and also tax issues relating to financing transactions, such as securitisations and structured finance. James has a particular focus on the real estate sector. His experience covers a broad range of real estate and real estate finance transactions, including providing tax advice in relation to the establishment and operation of real estate funds, joint ventures and other structures for real estate developments and investments.

Chambers & Partners 2020 recognises James as a leading individual, stating that “clients characterise James Burton as "exceptionally clever and incredibly practical," and note that "he's all about finding solutions."

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Publications: 28 JULY 2021

Qualifying Asset Holding Companies (QAHCs): A new UK tax regime for alternative fund structures

On 20 July 2021, the UK government published further details of, and draft legislation for, a new elective tax regime for alternative fund structures.  Although certain aspects have yet to be…

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Publications: 22 JULY 2021

OECD Pillars, the digital economy and minimum taxes

To date, 132 jurisdictions have committed to the OECD’s two-pillar plan to reform international tax rules, as set out in its statement of 1 July 2021.  Although the genesis of the proposed reforms…

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Publications: 04 JUNE 2021

Global Tax Insights: Uncertain tax positions: preparing for further tax disclosure

The UK government is pressing ahead with its proposal to require large businesses to notify their “uncertain tax positions” to HMRC.

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Publications: 09 APRIL 2021

Opportunity and optimism: Review of the UK funds regime - a call for input by the UK government

In a post-Brexit world, the UK government is contemplating significant reform of the tax and various regulatory features of its funds regime.

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2004


MA, Politics, University of Edinburgh, 2000

Post Graduate Diploma, Law, City University London, 2001