Mark Stapleton advises on UK and international direct and indirect taxation issues. He has extensive experience in relation to advising offshore funds and the investment management sector. In addition, he advises on acquisitions of public and private companies, real estate acquisitions, securitisations, structured finance and a variety of other banking, financial and corporate transactions.
Mr. Stapleton is experienced in advising on structuring and establishing international holding companies and financing companies used in connection with inward investment transactions, cross-border acquisitions and also corporate migrations.
Mr. Stapleton is chairman of the taxation committee of the Alternative Investment Management Association, a member the tax sub-committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (European Branch) and also a member of the International Fiscal Association.
Mr. Stapleton has written articles for a variety of publications and has co-authored a book on stamp duty land tax. He is also a regular speaker at conferences. He has been recommended as a leader in his field in the independent directories The Legal 500 UK and Chambers UK, in PLC Which Lawyer and in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. He is ranked in Chambers UK, 2017, 2016 and 2015, Chambers Europe, 2015 and Chambers Global, 2015. In Chambers UK, 2017, clients say he "stands out for his commercial awareness, practical advice and nuanced understanding of the asset management sector." In the 2016 edition of Chambers UK, a client cites, "it amazes me how responsive he is, and his knowledge and expertise are also very impressive." He is described as "technically very good. He seems to keep an awful lot of stuff in his head, and I am impressed by the recall he has for complex technical matters." In Chambers UK, 2012 Mr. Stapleton is praised for being “very clear and direct” and recommended for his experience in dealing with the UK taxation of offshore funds and investment management, and complex cross-border tax matters. He is ranked in Chambers Global, 2011, which states “flexible, straightforward and always aware of clients’ needs, Mark Stapleton is prized for his expertise in international direct and indirect taxation issues. He has considerable experience of advising on the structuring and establishing of international holding companies and financing companies in connection with cross-border acquisitions.”
The University of Nottingham, LL.B., 1985
England and Wales
Chartered Institute of Taxation
International Fiscal Association
Alternative Investment Management Association