Robert Young is a partner in Goodwin’s Tax practice, specializing in the tax aspects of transactions. A solicitor and a Chartered Tax Adviser, Mr. Young provides tax planning and structuring advice on a variety of deals, fund-raisings, and projects, with particular expertise in venture capital taxation (including the enterprise and seed enterprise investment and venture capital trust schemes), M&A (particularly in the technology and life science industries), and both the direct and indirect tax aspects of real estate and corporate real estate investments and transactions.

Mr. Young is particularly active in advising start-up businesses and venture capital investors in such businesses and has spoken regularly on the tax advantages and structuring of investment in growth industries.  He is also highly experienced in advising international investors on the tax aspects of UK real estate financing, investment, and development.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2019, Mr. Young headed the UK Tax & Incentives group at Taylor Wessing LLP.

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Mr. Young’s representative experience includes advising:

  • The founders and shareholders of on the tax aspects of the company’s acquisition by Accor Hotels.*
  • Cambridge Enterprise on the structuring and launch of Cambridge Innovation Capital PLC and subsequent funding rounds and investments.*
  • TrueBlue, Inc. on the UK tax structuring and implications of its acquisition of a leading UK recruitment process outsourcing business.*
  • The founders and shareholders of WorkAngel Technology Ltd on the tax structuring and implications of a merger with the LifeWorks division of Ceridian HCM, Inc. *
  • A leading Southeast Asian conglomerate on the tax structuring of significant U.K. property developments.*
  • A leading international private bank and investment group on the tax structuring of a number of substantial U.K. property acquisitions.*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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Mr. Young is a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax.


Mr. Young has been named one of Tax Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” tax practitioners in the UK. Mr. Young is recommended in the Corporate Tax Category by Legal 500 UK

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Chartered Tax Adviser, 2002
Chartered Institute of Taxation
M.A., 1997
Cambridge University



Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Chartered Tax Adviser (qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation)
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