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Henry Bolton, Legal Director

Henry Bolton

Legal Director

Languages

French to degree level and conversational Spanish

Practice areas

  • Real estate

Practice notes

Henry is a legal director in our tax group. He specialises in the taxation of the real estate sector and has broad knowledge of and experience in: direct taxes, SDLT, VAT, capital allowances and the construction industry scheme.

Henry has advised a number of high-profile clients in a number of different areas within the real estate sector: institutional investors, PE houses, commercial and residential developers, real estate fund vehicles, such as REITs, PAIFs and unit trusts, and tax underwriters. His advice ranges from cross-border structuring of portfolio transactions (asset and corporate) to financial restructuring to landlord and tenant matters.

Henry has recently advised on some high-profile mixed-use developments and acquisitions by a number of large-scale inbound institutional investors (US, Middle East and Far East). In particular, he has been advising on (re)structuring to cater for the current raft of OECD “Base Erosion and Profit Shifting” measures, and current/imminent wholesale changes in UK tax law in the real estate space.

He has edited the stamp sections of “Ray on Partnerships” and is regularly involved in consultations on tax changes affecting the real estate sector.