John Dunlop is the head of the Corporate Tax Department of DAC Beachcroft LLP. He specialises in the field of commercial tax generally, arising on all commercial and corporate transactions, advising on all aspects of corporation tax, income tax, NIC, capital allowances, capital gains tax, VAT, stamp duty and stamp duty land tax. John regularly advises on the tax aspects of all types of commercial agreements and merger and acquisitions, focussing on tax minimisation and the allocation of risk.
John spends a huge part of his life dealing with share schemes of all types. The EMI is the best game in town followed swiftly by the ESS, and John is passionate about helping clients use these to save huge amounts of tax.
Recent property-related work includes advising as to the different types of joint venture vehicle, be they tax transparent or otherwise, SDLT and VAT structuring, and inward property investment.
John was recently involved with creating and providing VAT advice on what we understand is the largest Cost Sharing Group in the UK taking advantage of the newly introduced exemption for VAT.
Following a dispute with HMRC, we asked the Director of Finance for comment and she replied: "We were thoroughly impressed with the professional approach John Dunlop took in dealing with HMRC on our behalf. He was professional and relentless throughout and we were very satisfied by the result he got for us."
"John Dunlop of DAC Beachcroft LLP delivers efficient and practical advice and is regarded as having an excellent breadth of knowledge." Chambers and Partners UK, Employee Share Schemes, 2013 Edition, London