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Laura has a wide range of transactional and advisory experience advising corporate and individual clients on direct and indirect tax aspects of financing and corporate transactions, including accessing the capital markets, securitizations, bank finance, asset and share transfers and corporate restructures including cross border mergers. Her clients include financial institutions, multi-national companies, private equity houses and sovereign wealth funds. Laura has developed a niche in patent box and completed a 14 month secondment to Standard Chartered Bank where she specialized in financial services VAT. More recently, she has advised governments on the crafting of new legislation; in particular, she has advised the UK Government on the new UK withholding tax exemption for privately placed debt.
Advising and opining on the application of the securitization companies regime to the RMS 28 securitization by the Kensington Group of debt receivables secured on United Kingdom real estate.
Advising on liability to United Kingdom taxation in relation to a Dutch orphan structure securitization of European investment manager Tikehau receivables, including detailed consideration of the United Kingdom distributions tax code and the United Kingdom's new diverted profits tax in the context of a United Kingdom collateral manager.
Advising HSH Nordbank AG on its US$360 million refinancing involving a Luxembourg SPV, Castellum ABF, in a funding transaction collateralized by a portfolio of commercial loans secured by English law governed mortgages over United Kingdom real estate.
Advising placement agents, underwriters and issuers in relation to debt and equity capital market transactions, including tax review of transactional documentation such as underwriting agreements and prospectuses, with special regard to stamp taxes treatment.
Advising on the tax aspects of bank financing, refinancing, private placements and debt restructures (both pre and post IPO), with lending through fund structures such as tax transparent Canadian limited partnerships.
Ocean Finance: The death knell for legal formalities in VAT?, Financial Instruments Tax and Accounting Review