Will Smith is a partner in our global Tax practice based in London.
Will is a transactional and advisory partner who focuses on the direct and indirect aspects of a range of international and UK tax matters.
With an emphasis on representing a wide range of investment funds and investment advisers, Will has extensive experience in the tax aspects of cross-border investment and structuring, structured and cross-border finance (including CLOs), real estate structuring and transactions, corporate transactions and reorganizations and complex incentive arrangements (including carry).
Representation of Inspired Entertainment, Inc., a leading supplier of gaming terminals in the UK, on the proposed transformational acquisition of the Gaming Technology Group of Novomatic UK Ltd*
Representation of Variant Equity in its agreement to purchase Stagecoach Group's North America Division*
Representation of eBay Inc. on its acquisition of Motors.co.uk from Cox Automotive Relation Solutions*
Representation of Cincinnati Financial Corporation on its acquisition of MSP Underwriting at Lloyd's from Munich Re*
Representation of Archer Daniels Midland on its acquisition of Probiotics International Limited, a UK-based provider of probiotic supplements for human, pet and production-animal use*
Representation of Buckthorn Partners on its acquisition of TWMA Group Limited, a drilling waste management and solutions provider*
Representation of Wells Fargo Bank NA in the purchase of its new European headquarters based in London*
Representation of Health Care REIT, Inc. on the acquisition of a portfolio of care homes in England from Gracewell Healthcare for £153 million*
Representation of a leading US hedge fund on the establishment and continuing operation of UK functions covering, amongst other issues, the UK investment management exemption and international secondments*
Representation of a leading US hedge fund on the establishment of a European credit fund*
Representation of a UK financial services group on the establishment of an innovative joint share ownership scheme*
Representation of Munich Re on its £5 billion pension scheme longevity swap*
Representation of the Indonesian mobile operator XL Axiata on its acquisition of Axis Telekom Indonesia from the Saudi Telecom Company*
Representation of Western Union Company on its acquisition of Travelex Global Business Payments Division for £606 million*
*Experience prior to joining White & Case
The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Corporate Tax, where clients note that he "blends technical excellence with a great grasp of business issues."
Most recently, he has been recognized by Chambers UK 2020, where clients say he is "excellent technically and hugely experienced; he provides clear and comprehensive advice on incredibly complex matters."