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Philip Anderson

Philip Anderson


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Phil is a partner in the Tax department with extensive experience advising on all aspects of tax structuring and planning.

Phil has particular expertise in the real estate sector advising a range of leading property clients on the establishment of investment funds and joint ventures, and the life cycle of property developments and investments. His advice ranges from simple transactions through to complex international structures, optimising clients’ tax positions and ultimately their returns.

He also acts for major UK corporates on acquisitions, disposals, financings and reorganisations, advising on a broad range of corporate tax matters.

Phil trained and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in June 2007 and is a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group.

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"Technically strong and business-minded"

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • Great Portland Estates on the development and £435m sale of Rathbone Square.
  • SEGRO on the £365m acquisition from Aviva Investors of a 50% interest in the Airport Property Partnership.
  • Land Securities on the joint venture with Canary Wharf Group to develop 20 Fenchurch Street into one of London's highest skyscrapers, the "Walkie Talkie".
  • Kingboard Chemical Holdings on the £271m acquisition of WeWork's landmark building, Moor Place.
  • Welltower on the acquisition of a portfolio of care homes.
  • Beijing Capital on the £200m purchase of 30 Crown Place.
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  • 2007 – Chartered Tax Advisor
  • 2001 – LPC, College of Law, London
  • 2000 – BA(Hons) Accounting & Law, University of Manchester
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  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group.
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HM­RC pub­lishes guid­ance on tax­a­tion of cryptoasset hold­ers
On 19 Decem­ber 2018, HM Rev­en­ue & Cus­toms (“HM­RC”) pub­lished guid­ance on how in­di­vidu­als pos­sess­ing cryptoassets may be taxed (the “Guid­ance”). In par­tic­u­lar, the Guid­ance cov­ers: what crypo­as­sets are; which taxes ap­ply to in­di­vidu­als.
VAT on prop­erty de­vel­op­ment
The Up­per Tribunal’s de­cision in HM­RC v Sum­mit Elec­tric­al In­stall­a­tions Lim­ited [2018] UKUT 0176 (TCC) provides some use­ful com­ment­ary on the mean­ing of “de­signed as a dwell­ing or num­ber of dwell­ings” for the pur­poses of zero-rat­ing and the po­ten­tial im­pact.