European Court Backs Holding Companies on Deal Fee VAT Recovery

A recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) should mean that taxpayers will now be in a stronger position to support the recovery of VAT on M&A transactions, despite HMRC’s attempts to challenge deal fee VAT recovery. The risk of HMRC challenging Holding Company VAT recovery more generally has also diminished. Background Over … Continued

Another new hire for leading professional services group, Dow Schofield Watts

Dow Schofield Watts (“DSW”), the specialist professional advisory and equity finance firm based in Cheshire and Leeds, has expanded its Cheshire office with the appointment of Callum Sellar as a Corporate Finance Executive. He will support DSW’s corporate finance team in the delivery of a full range of advisory service to clients across the North. … Continued