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."
Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2004
MA, Politics, University of Edinburgh, 2000
Post Graduate Diploma, Law, City University London, 2001
News & insights
Publications: 28 JULY 2021
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…Read more
Publications: 22 JULY 2021
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…Read more
Publications: 04 JUNE 2021
The UK government is pressing ahead with its proposal to require large businesses to notify their “uncertain tax positions” to HMRC.Read more
Publications: 09 APRIL 2021
In a post-Brexit world, the UK government is contemplating significant reform of the tax and various regulatory features of its funds regime.Read more