What sets Christian apart?

Christian is a Corporate Tax specialist who works with a diverse range of Small and Medium Sized businesses across our Bristol and Bath offices.

He has a wide range of tax and commercial experience working with entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses, helping them to understand the key tax issues facing them and their businesses, providing friendly, easy to understand and pragmatic tax advice.

Christian has particular expertise in advising on corporate M&A transactions, delivering employee share schemes / incentives and advising on lucrative innovation tax reliefs such as EIS/SEIS and Research and Development tax credits.

Christian's service expertise

Research and Development
  • Christian is a member of the firm’s in-house R&D focus group and regularly works with clients to identify and deliver meaningful tax savings through the utilisation of R&D tax credits
Tax
  • Designing and implementing employee share schemes in a tax efficient way to align the commercial and personal interests of shareholders and employees
  • Maximising tax efficiency for corporate groups, including advising on corporate restructures, the utilisation of tax losses, capital allowance claims and general tax compliance
  • Particular expertise in transactional and M&A tax matters on both the buy and sell side
  • A wide understanding of the complex rules relating to the tax deductibility of financing costs, including the Corporate Interest Restriction rules, Loan Relationships and Transfer Pricing
  • Experience advising on Employment status and IR35 issues in the public and private sector

Bishop Fleming have provided me with invaluable advice, both in my corporate and personal affairs, throughout the period of our relationship. They have always been able to provide me with the right expertise for whatever circumstances I have encountered. This has continued right up the sale of the business, where their combined corporate finance and tax advice was vital to us reaching a successful conclusion within a tight deadline.

 

Andy Cotton, former Managing Director of PD Edenhall Limited group

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