Policyholders frequently request insurance protection for the risk that their investment and sale of UK real estate is treated as “trading” in nature, rather than as an “investment” for tax purposes.
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Sellers of businesses often approach us to seek insurance for the risk that their proceeds of sale of their businesses are subject to tax on the basis they may not qualify for the substantial shareholding exemption.
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A buyer in a European property deal valued at EUR200 million was insured for claims arising under tax warranties and eight specific tax indemnities. The seller was a property investment fund which intended to liquidate in the near future.
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In a real estate acquisition, the buyer and its advisers carry out tax due diligence on a historic intra-group restructuring carried out by the target group, the effect of which was that no Stamp Duty Land Tax charge arose at that time despite some properties being transferred as part of the restructuring.
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On M&A transactions a common requirement is the provision of specific tax liability insurance for the risk that a non-UK incorporated Target entity could be deemed to have been tax resident in the UK.
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