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Cathryn Vanderspar, Partner

Cathryn Vanderspar


Practice areas

  • Corporate Real estate
  • Data centers
  • Data centers
  • Real estate
  • Tax planning and consultancy

Practice notes

Cathryn is a member of the Tax Team. She has over 25 years experience as a tax lawyer covering corporate, finance, real estate and funds structuring and taxation. Her work includes advisory as well as transactional work.

Cathryn specialises in the structuring of direct and indirect real estate (including real estate debt) across all the asset classes and covering all taxes and structures, including joint ventures, corporate real estate, funds and REITs. This includes specialist areas such as residential, student accommodation, private equity, debt, healthcare and hotels. Advice covers structuring through the whole life of the asset.

In the funds arena, Cathryn has been very proactive on new product development for many years, including on the REIT, EUUT, PAIF and ACS. Her work includes unregulated, regulated and listed structures, where she has advised a wide range of clients.

Cathryn is an active member of key industry committees, including the BPF, AREF and the IPF and has participated in many HMRC and HMT working groups and successfully lobbied for changes of law.

She is the author of the REITs chapter in Tolley’s Taxation of Collective Investment.

She is also a ranked individual in Chambers.


Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

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Cathryn is one of our specialist Brexit lawyers. Contact Cathryn Vanderspar for more information on how Brexit may affect your contracts. View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.


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