Matthew Birchall is an associate in Goodwin’s Tax practice. Mr. Birchall advises on a wide range of tax matters, with a focus on M&A, private investment funds (particularly real estate funds) and real estate tax. Mr. Birchall also has particular expertise in transactional risk insurance (both W&I/R&W and specific tax risk insurance).
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Mr. Birchall’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its investment in Prime Global Medical Communications Ltd. in partnership with its founder and management team. 
  • Kymab on its agreement under which Sanofi will acquire Kymab for an upfront payment of approximately $1.1 billion and up to $350 million upon achievement of certain milestones.
  • A major global asset manager on the fund structuring for investments in UK real estate by one of its closed-ended pan-European real estate funds (with commitments of c. €1.5 billion).*
  • Investec Property Fund on its acquisition from Ares (and its co-investors) of a controlling stake in a pan-European logistics portfolio, valued at c. €1 billion.*
  • Several major W&I insurers in the London market on tax coverage aspects of 50+ W&I policies.*
  • A global investment bank on the lender-side tax structuring for a c. £875 million real estate development financing.
  • A South Korean asset manager on the availability of the qualifying private placement (QPP) exemption for one of its debt funds in relation to a real estate financing.*
  • Ashby Capital on the tax aspects and structuring of its corporate acquisition of 127 Kensington High Street and Kensington Arcade from Columbia Threadneedle for c. £185 million and associated acquisition finance.*
  • Capital & Counties Properties Plc on the sale of its interests in Earls Court, including a 63% interest in the Earls Court Partnership with Transport for London, to APG and Delancey (on behalf of its client fund) for £425 million.*
  • Tishman Speyer and PSP Investments on the corporate sale of Verde SW1, a mixed-use property in London's West End, to Deka Immobilien for c. £457 million.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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Mr. Birchall is recognized by Chambers UK 2021 as an “Associate to Watch.” Mr. Birchall is described as “an associate with a burgeoning reputation for his work on corporate and real estate tax … He is an exceptional tax lawyer who understands the issues, the risks and the client's requirements … His ability to translate technical tax issues into commercial issues is very good."

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