Laura Charkin is a partner in Goodwin’s Tax practice and a member of the Private Investment Funds group. Ms. Charkin specializes in all taxation matters affecting the private investment funds industry. She advises fund managers and investors across a wide range of asset classes including private equity, debt, real estate, venture capital, infrastructure funds and fund-of-funds. She has particular expertise in structuring private funds, PCVs, separately managed accounts, executive incentive arrangements, the structures through which funds invest, and investment management platforms. Ms. Charkin advises on a broad range of UK tax issues including VAT, employment tax, capital gains tax in relation to partnerships, BEPS related tax changes and tax rules relating to carried interest and executive investments into funds. She also has considerable knowledge of international tax issues arising for investment structures with a cross-border dimension and experience with multijurisdictional fund management teams.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2017, Ms. Charkin was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin).

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Ms. Charkin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Invest Europe International Tax and Tax Reporting Working Group.


Ms. Charkin is recommended by Legal 500, where clients describe her as “very responsive, detailed and pragmatic in dealing with complex issues” and with “encyclopaedic knowledge of PE tax issues.” She is also recognized as a leading lawyer in funds tax by Chambers UK, which notes that she is well regarded for her work advising clients on investment fund structuring, and that clients describe her as “extremely knowledgeable.”

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Chartered Institute of Taxation
M.A., 1997
University of Cambridge



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