Nigel is joint head of the firm's corporate tax team, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and a CEDR accredited mediator.

Nigel is a member of the Law Society Tax Law Committee, chairman of the Law Society, Stamp Taxes Working Group and also a member of the Law Society VAT Sub-Committee.

Nigel's Tax expertise includes mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring, financing arrangements, property transactions, VAT, stamp duty and SDLT, and disputes with tax authorities.

  • Advising on tax aspects of the sale of the AUB UK Student Accommodation Fund to Unite £271 million.
  • Providing advice concerning an own share purchase to a company wishing to terminate its relationship with a minority shareholder.
  • Advising FirstGroup plc on the tax implications of the sale of eight of its London Bus Depots to Metroline and Transit Systems Group.
  • Providing SDLT and ATED advice to a number of property SPVs and their shareholders.
  • Providing advice concerning the acquisition structuring of a number of hotels.

What others say...

Nigel Popplewell is widely respected for his expert knowledge of SDLT and other property taxes. He regularly advises on corporate transactions and restructurings.
Chambers UK 2019