Barnaby advises corporates and financial institutions on the tax aspects of a wide range of transactions.
Although a UK trained tax lawyer, cross-border M&A and the international tax issues that it brings have always been core part of his practice. Since relocating from London to Hong Kong, he has increasingly been focussed on the tax issues faced by clients across various sectors in China and the broader Asia-Pacific region.
Advised China Telecommunications Corporation on its participation in the bid for the Philippines’ third major telecommunications player license
Advised Pearson PLC on its disposal of Wall Street English and Global Education.
Advising Starbucks Corporation on the US$1.3bn buy-out of its East China joint venture.
Li & Fung Limited on the strategic divestment of its furniture, beauty and sweaters product verticals for US$1.1bn.
Advising Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and PSP Investments on their acquisition from Banco Santander of interests in Cubico Sustainable Investments, an international portfolio of renewable energy and water infrastructure assets valued at over $2bn, and their subsequent pro rata acquisitions of Santander’s stake.
Advising Tesco on the auction sale of its Korean business, Homeplus, to a group of investors led by MBK Partners and including CPP Investment Board, Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Temasek Holdings