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Tim Harrop



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Tim Harrop



Tim advises on the tax aspects of international and domestic (public and private) mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, group structuring, reorganisations and demergers, equity capital markets transactions, banking transactions, commercial trusts and tax disputes and investigations.

Tim has particular experience in the private equity, tech, consumer and infrastructure fields.

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News: 24 December 2021

A&O advising the Weston family on its sale of Selfridges Group

Allen & Overy is advising the Weston family on its sale of the Selfridges Group to Central Group and Signa Holding.

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News: 03 December 2021

Allen & Overy advising A.P. Moller Holding on its acquisition of Unilabs

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News: 02 December 2021

Allen & Overy advises Christie’s on the sale of Christie’s International Real Estate to @properties

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Publications: 14 December 2020

Consortia for digital innovation: building new business models

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Experience highlights






Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2002


BA, Philosophy, Politics & Economics, St Peter's College, Oxford University, 1997

Other noteworthy experience


  • WPP on the USD3.1bn sale of a 60% stake in Kantar to Bain Capital
  • Marks & Spencer on its GBP750m food delivery joint venture with Ocado
  • Exponent on the acquisition of Proper, the UK snacks business, from founders, existing managers and institutional investor sellers
  • Ardian’s buy-out fund on its acquisition of Audiotonix from Astorg and its management
  • Bridgepoint on its acquisition of Fishawack from Lloyds Development Capital
  • Calisen on the GBP1,434m recommended cash offer by a consortium of investors including Goldman Sachs, Blackrock and Mubadala
  • Allianz SE on its GBP1bn retail insurance joint venture with Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited and its subsequent GBP578m buy out of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society’s stake
  • BRF on its USD340m sale of its Thai and European poultry business to Tyson Foods
  • HP on its GBP380m acquisition of managed print services business Apogee from private equity fund Equistone and management sellers
  • KCA Deutag on its USD660m acquisition of Dalma Energy’s Omani and Saudi Arabian businesses

Published Work

Tax Journal: Insight and analysis - Farnborough Airport: losing control? 22 March 2019