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Tom Wilde

Tom Wilde



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Tom is a tax lawyer advising clients nationally on areas such as structuring investments and exits for investors, management teams and investee companies, with a particular focus on EIS and VCT issues. Tom also has wide experience of advising companies, partnerships and individuals on both one-off business transactions and on-going compliance, including tax advice on corporate and property transactions, VAT and SDLT planning, corporation tax, income tax, capital gains tax, national insurance and the construction industry scheme. Tom regularly implements tax efficient employee remuneration and termination packages including share option schemes and employee benefit trusts as well as negotiating with HMRC on both contentious and non-contentious matters.

His recent project experience includes:

  • advising a VCT on how to restructure an investment in a way which would ensure continued compliance with the VCT regime whilst securing the future of the investee company. This was a complex restructure involving negotiating with HMRC;

  • advising the management team on the sale of a group of companies to private equity including drafting and negotiating tax warranties and covenant;

  • setting up a number of EMI option schemes including for a UK-based performance improvement company and an American corporation and advising an American group on a phantom share option plan for one of its UK companies;

  • obtaining a VAT clearance from HMRC for a large corporate client thereby mitigating a large VAT liability;

  • advising a charity on a tax efficient structure for purchasing and renovating a new building.

Having graduated from Downing College, Cambridge University with an MA in Law, Tom obtained a Distinction in his Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School. Tom trained at Linklaters and qualified into their tax department in 2006. Tom joined Shoosmiths in 2007 and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2009. Tom is currently Chair of the Thames Valley branch committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.



Chartered Tax Adviser - Chartered Institute of Taxation
MA (Law) - Downing College, Cambridge University

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