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Paul Sutton

The view from Shanghai

I’m holding the fort here at Chateau Sutton this week, while my boss / wife / LCN co-founder Xiaofang is on a business trip to Shanghai. Being the hard worker that she is, her first three meetings were on Sunday. Two of those meetings related to Chinese investment into UK real estate – one was with an investment manager in a Chinese Private Equity …
Paul Sutton

TP in Shanghai – too hot to handle?

I’m holding the fort here at Chateau Sutton this week, while my boss / wife / LCN co-founder Xiaofang is on a business trip to Shanghai. Being the hard worker that she is, her first three meetings were on Sunday. They included one with a local tax inspector who deals, inter alia, with the China subsidiaries of multinational corporations. China may …
Paul Sutton

Hello from the other side

Sometimes it seems like “tax” and “legal” inhabit different worlds, speak different languages. We often come across in-house tax people in large corporates who are struggling to get the support they need from their legal colleagues. Similarly, we help in-house lawyers who have been asked by their tax colleagues to help create highly tax-sensitive …
Paul Sutton

Hello from the other side

Yes, I’ll admit it. My colleagues and I are corporate lawyers. But we often get confused with other types of people. We’re not property lawyers (although one of our core specialisms is creating property-related structures, such as JVs and partnerships). We’re not tax advisers (although we work alongside tax advisers on almost all our projects, …
Paul Sutton

My humiliation in Zhengzhou (includes photo)

I would consider myself to be a relatively normal bloke. Like most blokes, I’m not hugely keen on being photographed (despite being tremendously good-looking, as Donald Trump would say). This means that wedding photos are a challenge. I don’t know if you’ve been lucky enough to get married in China. If you have, you’ll know that they take wedding …