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Kevin Conway specialises in advising on tax, on a stand-alone basis, as part of a larger transaction or in the context of disputes and litigation. A partner in our Tax practice, Kevin represents multinational corporations, financial institutions, investment funds, real estate companies, their investors and funds, private equity, real estate, and venture capital firms and their funds, on UK and international tax matters.

Kevin advises clients on UK and international tax treatment of UK-based and cross-border corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, private equity funds, leveraged buyouts (LBOs), real estate funds, partnerships, initial public offerings (IPOs), joint ventures and restructurings. He also advises clients on Shari’ah-compliant private equity funds and financings.

In addition, Kevin counsels clients on UK and international tax treatment of financing, such as cross-border transactions, U.S./UK leasing transactions, project financing, syndicate financing, securitizations, real estate financing and capital markets, and derivative, tier-one capital and structured finance transactions. As needed, he collaborates with our U.S. tax partners to resolve complex U.S. and UK tax matters.

Kevin has successfully advised several clients in relation to disputes with taxation authorities, prosecution by tax authorities and litigation relating to taxes arising from contractual claims.

A member of the Irish Taxation Institute and the Law Society of Ireland, Kevin has lectured and tutored on tax topics at the Irish Law Society and in the UK. He is a regular contributor to journals and periodicals on UK and international tax matters, and particularly on Islamic finance and private equity. Kevin co-authored a number of editions of Norfolk and Montagu on the Taxation of Interest and Debt Finance.

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Credentials

B.C.L., National University of Ireland, with honors

Member of the Irish Law Society

Member of the Irish Institute of Taxation

Member of the Law Society of England and Wales

Islamic Finance Deal of the Year for Europe


The Banker

Europe Deal of the Year for the AK Bars Bank transaction


Islamic Finance News Awards, 2011

Law Firm of the Year in Private Equity


Islamic Finance News Awards, 2013

Matters

Advised Morgan Stanley on its sale and leaseback of 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London.

Advised the arrangers on several UK/U.S. equipment leases raising in excess of US$5 billion dollars.  

Advised GE and various groups within the GE organisation on several acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

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Advised Morgan Stanley on its sale and leaseback of 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London.

Advised the arrangers on several UK/U.S. equipment leases raising in excess of US$5 billion dollars.  

Advised GE and various groups within the GE organisation on several acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

Advised a Fortune 100 top 10 company on the tax free contribution of IP to a joint venture.

Advised the taxpayer in connection with many aspects of owning and operating a super yacht including successfully in connection with a dispute with HMRC on VAT.

Advised on the UK and international tax aspects of fund formations, including MGPA Europe Fund III and Paladin Brazil Luxembourg fund.

Obtained a positive ruling for a private equity fund investing in the ME as to the tax free treatment of the return in respect of the interest held by local investors under local ownership legal requirements.  

Advised on the UK tax aspects of MTN programmes for various U.S. issues.

Advised Verseon Corporation on the UK tax aspects of IPO.

Advised the acquiring life company on the proposed demutualisation of Reliance Mutual.

Structured the private equity acquisition of the majority interest in Eddie Stobart.

Provided the tax advice and obtained the tax clearances in connection with the merger of several Luxembourg Funds.

Advised Seera Investment Bank in connection with the acquisition and award winning financing on a Shari’ah-compliant basis of a UK group.

Advised KFH Capital in connection with a US$500 million Shari’ah-compliant multi-purpose development in Bristol, England.

Structured the tax free disposal of an interest in an oil field off the west coast of Africa for in excess of US$500 million.

Matters

Advised Morgan Stanley on its sale and leaseback of 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London.

Advised the arrangers on several UK/U.S. equipment leases raising in excess of US$5 billion dollars.  

Advised GE and various groups within the GE organisation on several acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

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Matters

Advised Morgan Stanley on its sale and leaseback of 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London.

Advised the arrangers on several UK/U.S. equipment leases raising in excess of US$5 billion dollars.  

Advised GE and various groups within the GE organisation on several acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

Advised a Fortune 100 top 10 company on the tax free contribution of IP to a joint venture.

Advised the taxpayer in connection with many aspects of owning and operating a super yacht including successfully in connection with a dispute with HMRC on VAT.

Advised on the UK and international tax aspects of fund formations, including MGPA Europe Fund III and Paladin Brazil Luxembourg fund.

Obtained a positive ruling for a private equity fund investing in the ME as to the tax free treatment of the return in respect of the interest held by local investors under local ownership legal requirements.  

Advised on the UK tax aspects of MTN programmes for various U.S. issues.

Advised Verseon Corporation on the UK tax aspects of IPO.

Advised the acquiring life company on the proposed demutualisation of Reliance Mutual.

Structured the private equity acquisition of the majority interest in Eddie Stobart.

Provided the tax advice and obtained the tax clearances in connection with the merger of several Luxembourg Funds.

Advised Seera Investment Bank in connection with the acquisition and award winning financing on a Shari’ah-compliant basis of a UK group.

Advised KFH Capital in connection with a US$500 million Shari’ah-compliant multi-purpose development in Bristol, England.

Structured the tax free disposal of an interest in an oil field off the west coast of Africa for in excess of US$500 million.

Credentials

B.C.L., National University of Ireland, with honors

Member of the Irish Law Society

Member of the Irish Institute of Taxation

Member of the Law Society of England and Wales

Islamic Finance Deal of the Year for Europe


The Banker

Europe Deal of the Year for the AK Bars Bank transaction


Islamic Finance News Awards, 2011

Law Firm of the Year in Private Equity


Islamic Finance News Awards, 2013