Sarah is a legal director in the tax team.  She advises domestic and multinational clients on a wide range of transactional and advisory tax matters.  She has extensive experience providing tax advice in relation to domestic and international corporate and real estate transactions.  She advises corporate and individual clients on the tax implications of share and asset disposals and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and cross-border tax structuring.
Her recent experience includes:
  • advising BT Group plc on the carve out from BT and sale of non-core division, BT Fleet Solutions, and a long-term outsourcing arrangement to continue management of BT’s own fleet with Aurelius Group, a pan-European investment group.
  • Advising Energizer Holdings, the St. Louis-based maker of batteries and portable lighting products on its $938.7 million acquisition of Spectrum Brands Holdings´ global auto care business, which includes the Armor All, STP and A/C Pro brands.

  • Advising RGL Forensics, a leading global financial investigations firm, on its merger with Baker Tilly, creating one of the largest single firms focused on financial investigations.

  • Providing tax advice to Wireless Telecom Group, Inc., (a leader in advanced wireless communications solutions) in connection with the acquisition of CommAgility Ltd (a developer of embedded signal processing and RF modules for 4G and 5G mobile network.

  • Acted for eClinicalWorks, LLC (a leader in healthcare IT solutions) assisting in respect of its expansion into the EU and contractual arrangements with Specsavers (who utilise eClinicalWorks’ international private cloud).

  • Acted for Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK on the simultaneous acquisition of CAPS Consortium Ltd, which promotes data standardisation throughout the car industry and provides connectivity to the CAPS Service, a secure information connection for the repair industry and Bodyshop Management Solutions Ltd, which designs, develops and maintains software products and hosts the CAPS Service.

Prior to joining Shoosmiths, Sarah spent 10 years at BCLP and a further 9 years at CMS where she trained.


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