Corporate Restructure & Simplification

We work alongside tax and finance professionals to establish and maintain effective legal structures for corporates.

LCN Legal has a unique focus on corporate restructuring, corporate simplification, and the legal implementation of group reorganisations. This includes the legal implementation of Intercompany Agreements for Transfer Pricing.

We work alongside tax and finance professionals to establish and maintain effective legal structures for corporates.

Typical Group Reorganisation Projects include:

  • Corporate simplification / legal entity reduction projects
  • Unwinding of tax planning which is no longer appropriate
  • Cross-border mergers and corporate migrations
  • Eurobond listings and deep discount bonds / zero coupon bonds
  • Establishment of branches and subsidiaries
  • Hive-out of businesses into new holding companies
  • Putting in place intercompany agreements to support transfer pricing policies
  • Creation of shared service companies and IP companies
  • Legal integration of new acquisitions
  • Capitalisation of subsidiaries
  • Reductions of capital to remove dividend blocks

We work alongside tax professionals, both in-house and in private practice. In addition to implementing projects, we also provide training on subjects such as corporate simplification and legal issues on corporate reorganisations.


Corporate Reorganisation Checklist

Our corporate reorganisation checklist helps with preparing for strike-off or a members’ voluntary liquidation of companies within your corporate group. Our 213-point checklist is for management, legal and company secretarial teams, tax teams and project managers who are preparing for or implementing corporate simplification projects and the removal of dormant entities from their group structures.

We also regularly run workshops, webinars and training sessions for major accounting firms, multinational corporates and financial institutions on Intercompany Agreements, international corporate structures and related legal issues. We also have a range of expert guides, reports and articles featuring industry advice from professionals.

What our clients & community say

We act for large corporates, including those based in the UK and those headquartered overseas. We regularly publish interviews with heads of tax and other senior tax professionals, who share their experiences from working at organisations such as HSBC, Walmart, Halfords, South West Water, Reed Elsevier and American Express. We are proud to count some of them as our clients. We also host workshops and other events on subjects such as corporate simplification and practical aspects of transfer pricing and intangibles.

Establishing effective legal structures for corporates. A private discussion group hosted by LCN Legal with Duff & Phelps on the practical aspects of intangibles and transfer pricing

“I found it refreshing to go through the technical challenges and best practice on unwinding entities, including project managing the process, with some highly skilled and experienced in-house tax and legal experts.”

Lee Holloway, Head of Tax at Next
(formerly Head of Tax and Corporate Finance at Halfords)

“I worked with Paul Sutton for many years whilst he was at McGrigors / Pinsent Masons, in my role as Group Tax Manager of Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems (Europe) Ltd (SEWS-E Ltd), and also for a period as SEWS-E Ltd Company Secretary. In this time I had extremely valuable assistance and advice from Paul, not only as regards general corporate law matters, but also particularly across a wide spectrum of legal aspects of SEWS-E Ltd group transfer pricing polices, implementation, inter-group agreements and legal compliance.”

Martin Kinsey, Group Tax Manager
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems (Europe) Limited

Work with specialists who are recognised as experts by the legal community

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We are passionate about creating and sharing resources for our clients and community. Our specialists write for respected information providers such as Lexis Nexis, Tax Journal, Practical Law and AccountingWeb.


Supporting Resources

We publish free guides and resources specifically written for tax and finance professionals in large corporates.