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LegalServicesWorking togetherto deliver better resultskpmg.com/uk KPMG Legal 1 A better way of working Legal services that work in unison “KPMG has an impressive grasp of the business issues and the development of legal argument and with your business advisers strategy that supports the business.” Miles Hedges You achieve better results when With this breadth of expertise Finance Director, your business and legal advisers comes a better perspective The Open University come together. on your business issues
We can seamlessly draw We believe that our fully on our understanding of your integrated approach delivers business, allowing us not only greater value, enhanced business to grasp the issue faster, but flexibility and better outcomes on understand the situation more the issues that matter to you. acutely, delivering legal advice that is effective, efficient and Our outstanding lawyers are rooted in your strategy
backed by equally outstanding people in key areas such as Whether you need support audit and accounting services, drafting contracts, addressing corporate consultancy and employment issues, completing advisory, including forensic a corporate restructuring project, services, tax and resolving tax disputes and M&A or regulatory advice. tackling regulatory and compliance enforcement and remediation This gives us a broader and issues, our commitment is that deeper understanding of the we’ll bridge the gap between your issues facing businesses, both business and legal advisers. More in the UK and through our global efficient, more effective legal network of member firms. services, delivered seamlessly
2 KPMG Legal Services 3 Working with us A 360 degree perspective on your commercial direction When your business adviser situations such as regulatory is also your law firm, you can investigations. Working with enjoy a streamlined experience a unified team instead of siloed and rapid execution. We embrace specialists, you’ll enjoy a technology to ensure we bring seamless advisory experience
greater efficiency to your legal services. Faster execution Providing pertinent advice Streamlined experience and helping you devise Having a co-ordinated approach a strategy is only part of the “Our integrated model brings many benefits. Our equation. As well as giving means we can work multi-disciplinary model means advice, we’ll also help you you won’t have to brief several with the practical implementation swiftly and efficiently different teams of advisers. This of your solution. Acting as both to help you put the right eliminates inefficiency, and costs, adviser and executor, we can solution in place.” in both your and our businesses. accelerate the implementation As well as accelerating the of your corporate strategy Nick Roome process, this minimises the to deliver greater value Partner, Head of Legal Services stresses arising from challenging and efficiency
044 5 Our expertiseBreadth of insight to meet your needs Our experts Unparalleled and integrated support for your businessWe have identified the key areas Scale and strength Nick Roome Amanda Brownwhere our legal teams can work For example, we have the biggest Partner, Head of Legal Services Partner, Head ofeffectively alongside your existing tax litigation team among any of Previously a partner and corporate Contentious Tax LitigationKPMG advisers. This integrated the accountancy or law firms, we lawyer in private practice law Amanda has extensive experienceapproach, combining KPMG’s have deeper expertise from more firms and a Partner at DLA Piper, of litigating tax disputes overthorough understanding of your cases and draw on more legal Nick has extensive experience of a period of nearly 20 years
business with our wider industry specialists, than any other adviser general corporate law matters, She is also a part-time tax judge
expertise, ensures you will receive in the UK. including group reorganisationsbest-in-class legal advice. We aim and M&A
to have critical mass and deep Rooted in your business needsresource and expertise in the You can rest assured that ourareas where we practice. legal services are always relevant Peter Kiernan Punam BirlyFor example we have: to your corporate strategy. Director, Head of Partner, Head of Combining our legal capabilities Corporate Crime Employment & ImmigrationExtensive legal experience with expertise from areas such Peter has more than 25 years’ Punam leads the Legal ServicesOur lawyers deliver real results as tax, advisory and accountancy, experience in financial crime – Employment & Immigrationfor your business. With expertise we provide advice that is practical, investigations and enforcement practice. She also leads thetested from tribunals in the UK relevant and anchored in meeting globally, which allows him Global Employment Companiesto the highest courts in Europe, your corporate objectives. to assess and develop internal practice and is an Internationalwe match commercial insights controls around regulatory, and EU Social Security specialist
with deep legal knowledge fraud and financial crime risks. Her experience includes Globaland understanding. Our support includes: He was previously Deputy Mobility, global social security • C orporate structuring Director at the Serious compliance, employment law,Global Reach and M&A Fraud Office. immigration and illegal working
With over 1500 lawyers, • C ontractual arrangementsacross 50 member firms, thebenefits of our integrated legal • C ompetition andservices can align with your regulatory complianceglobal business issues. • T ax disputes and litigation • C orporate crime and regulatory enforcement • E mployment & immigration • Company secretarial6 KPMG Legal Services 7 Our capabilities Contractual arrangements The more complex a contract, the greater the associated risks
Our specialists can help you avoid potential disputes by advising onA seamless approach to legal services your contractual arrangements – whether that means reviewing existing contracts or drafting new agreements. Our areas of expertise include IP agreements, dataFrom resolving tax disputes means we can defend your legal protection and transfer pricing
to carrying out major group position – but constantly linkrationalisation projects, our suite back to the commercial reality, Company secretarialof legal services will meet your ensuring we deliver the right Effective managementneeds by never losing sight of the result for your business. We of basic legal compliance iscommercial context. take complete custody of advice an increasing challenge. Our throughout the process. team provides a comprehensive Tax disputes solution to ensure all routine and litigation Corporate company secretarial mattersNot engaging effectively in structures faced each year are addressedthe early stages of a tax dispute Working with the rest of the through our outsource model
can be a false economy. Taking KPMG team, we provide With a dedicated projecta proactive approach – and legal advice on the operation, manager, we deliver ourinvolving us early in any dispute maintenance, governance and compliance service both in– gives you greater control over transformation of your group the UK and across the globethe process – with legal advisers structure. Our integrated model in a consistent and efficientwho can draw on the knowledge means we fully understand manner to release your internaland understanding of your plans your legal requirements as well resources to focus on morefrom your tax advisers. as the wider business context. substantive matters
Our tax litigation team sits within From advising you on your Regulationour wider tax team and covers restructuring project to Regulatory complianceall tax types – including corporate submitting Companies House is a pressing concern acrosstax, VAT, customs and excise filings, we’ll support you every all industries. Our regulatoryduties, capital gains tax and step of the way. As well experts can investigate potentialincome tax. as drafting bespoke legal issues and help you achieve the documents, we’ll identify and best outcome. What’s more,We’ll seamlessly bring together our prepare the authorities needed our linked approach means thatunderstanding of your business, its to implement the new structure, bringing in another member ofstrategy and the context that has including board minutes and your KPMG team won’t disruptdriven the dispute or litigation. This shareholder resolutions. the process
8 KPMG Legal Services 9 “We’re constantly innovating to find new ways to help our clients address business issues
Our Right to Work tool harnesses digital technology to ensure employers can comply with UK immigration legalisation with ease and efficiency.” Punam Birly Partner, Head of Employment & Immigration Corporate crime and planning and executing tiers of PBS and other immigration The ever growing impact your integration plans. categories. Technology underpinsof legislation and regulation our immigration servicesmeans that virtually no business Our team also has extensive including products such as ouris immune to the consequences experience in advising on ‘Right to Work’ app
of financial crime or regulatory employee compliance matters,intervention, either as a victim whether they relate to reward Mergers & Acquisitionsof attack or due to the improper or the new gender pay gap M&A activity can drivebehaviour of employees. We requirements. Our services growth value creation, butfocus on delivering solutions also include preparing contracts of balancing risk managementwhich allow our clients to get employment and policies, advising with completing a deal isback to business as usual as on recruitment procedures and critical. By combining M&Asoon as possible and further, day-to-day employee relations, legal expertise with specialiststo protect them from future and supporting you throughout from KPMG’s corporate finance,risks in the process, with the employee tribunal transaction services, tax andminimum disruption possible litigation process. accounting practices, we areto usual business activities. able to transact promptly andFrom understanding the problem “You achieve better efficiently to service all aspectsand conducting any necessary results when your of your transaction. Origination,investigation, through dealings diligence, structuring andwith regulators or law enforcers business and legal implementation can all be dealtand implementing appropriate advisers come with under a single KPMGremedial steps, we deliver together.” engagement, maximisingan end to end service fully shareholder value and minimisingsupporting the business Immigration advisory complexity andand senior management Immigration and risk. We can alleviate manyat every stage. employment are vital of the complications and considerations when setting up inconsistencies which arise when Employment business in the UK. We advise using separate advisers and Our specialist team works on all aspects of the set up, the saves you time – a critical factorclosely with other disciplines contractual and employment law on every deal
to help you achieve meaningful implications and costs; all advicechange. That may be structural or is integrated with associated We regularly advise onorganisational change, requiring global mobility compliance and a wide range of transactions
advice on reorganisations, planning. Amongst our services, Our clients range from privateredundancies or changes to terms we support you through the individuals selling a familyand conditions. Alternatively, it application and maintenance business to trade or PE, tomay be about an acquisition or of UK sponsorship licenses, globally recognised multinationalsdisposal in respect of which our as well as the procurement of effecting cross-border orteam specialises in due diligence permissions under the different strategic investments
1010 KPMG Legal Services 11 To discuss a better way of working for your legal services, please get in touch with your KPMG contact or visit our website
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