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Working together
to deliver better results
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

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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

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Our expertise
Breadth of insight to meet your needs
Our experts
Unparalleled and integrated support for your business
We have identified the key areas Scale and strength Nick Roome Amanda Brown
where our legal teams can work For example, we have the biggest Partner, Head of Legal Services Partner, Head of
effectively alongside your existing tax litigation team among any of Previously a partner and corporate Contentious Tax Litigation
KPMG advisers. This integrated the accountancy or law firms, we lawyer in private practice law Amanda has extensive experience
approach, combining KPMG’s have deeper expertise from more firms and a Partner at DLA Piper, of litigating tax disputes over
thorough 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 reorganisations
best-in-class legal advice. We aim and M&A

to have critical mass and deep Rooted in your business needs
resource and expertise in the You can rest assured that our
areas where we practice. legal services are always relevant Peter Kiernan Punam Birly
For example we have: to your corporate strategy. Director, Head of Partner, Head of
Combining our legal capabilities Corporate Crime Employment & Immigration
Extensive legal experience with expertise from areas such Peter has more than 25 years’ Punam leads the Legal Services
Our lawyers deliver real results as tax, advisory and accountancy, experience in financial crime – Employment & Immigration
for your business. With expertise we provide advice that is practical, investigations and enforcement practice. She also leads the
tested from tribunals in the UK relevant and anchored in meeting globally, which allows him Global Employment Companies
to the highest courts in Europe, your corporate objectives. to assess and develop internal practice and is an International
we match commercial insights controls around regulatory, and EU Social Security specialist

with deep legal knowledge fraud and financial crime risks. Her experience includes Global
and 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 arrangements
across 50 member firms, the
benefits of our integrated legal • C
 ompetition and
services can align with your regulatory compliance
global business issues. • T
 ax disputes and litigation
• C
 orporate crime and
regulatory enforcement
• E
 mployment & immigration
• Company secretarial
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Our capabilities
The more complex a contract,
the greater the associated risks

Our specialists can help you avoid
potential disputes by advising on
A 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, data
From resolving tax disputes means we can defend your legal protection and transfer pricing

to carrying out major group position – but constantly link
rationalisation projects, our suite back to the commercial reality, Company secretarial
of legal services will meet your ensuring we deliver the right Effective management
needs by never losing sight of the result for your business. We of basic legal compliance is
commercial 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 matters
Not engaging effectively in structures faced each year are addressed
the 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 project
a proactive approach – and legal advice on the operation, manager, we deliver our
involving 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 globe
the process – with legal advisers structure. Our integrated model in a consistent and efficient
who can draw on the knowledge means we fully understand manner to release your internal
and understanding of your plans your legal requirements as well resources to focus on more
from your tax advisers. as the wider business context. substantive matters

Our tax litigation team sits within From advising you on your Regulation
our wider tax team and covers restructuring project to Regulatory compliance
all tax types – including corporate submitting Companies House is a pressing concern across
tax, VAT, customs and excise filings, we’ll support you every all industries. Our regulatory
duties, capital gains tax and step of the way. As well experts can investigate potential
income 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 that
understanding of your business, its to implement the new structure, bringing in another member of
strategy and the context that has including board minutes and your KPMG team won’t disrupt
driven the dispute or litigation. This shareholder resolutions. the process

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“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 underpins
of legislation and regulation our immigration services
means that virtually no business Our team also has extensive including products such as our
is 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 & Acquisitions
of attack or due to the improper or the new gender pay gap M&A activity can drive
behaviour of employees. We requirements. Our services growth value creation, but
focus on delivering solutions also include preparing contracts of balancing risk management
which allow our clients to get employment and policies, advising with completing a deal is
back to business as usual as on recruitment procedures and critical. By combining M&A
soon as possible and further, day-to-day employee relations, legal expertise with specialists
to protect them from future and supporting you throughout from KPMG’s corporate finance,
risks in the process, with the employee tribunal transaction services, tax and
minimum disruption possible litigation process. accounting practices, we are
to usual business activities. able to transact promptly and
From understanding the problem “You achieve better efficiently to service all aspects
and conducting any necessary results when your of your transaction. Origination,
investigation, through dealings diligence, structuring and
with regulators or law enforcers
business and legal implementation can all be dealt
and implementing appropriate advisers come with under a single KPMG
remedial steps, we deliver together.” engagement, maximising
an end to end service fully shareholder value and minimising
supporting the business Immigration advisory complexity and
and senior management Immigration and risk. We can alleviate many
at 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 factor
closely with other disciplines contractual and employment law on every deal

to help you achieve meaningful implications and costs; all advice
change. That may be structural or is integrated with associated We regularly advise on
organisational change, requiring global mobility compliance and a wide range of transactions

advice on reorganisations, planning. Amongst our services, Our clients range from private
redundancies or changes to terms we support you through the individuals selling a family
and conditions. Alternatively, it application and maintenance business to trade or PE, to
may be about an acquisition or of UK sponsorship licenses, globally recognised multinationals
disposal in respect of which our as well as the procurement of effecting cross-border or
team specialises in due diligence permissions under the different strategic investments

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To discuss a better way of working for
your legal services, please get in touch
with your KPMG contact or visit our website
KPMG LLP is a multi-disciplinary practice authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular
individual or entity. Although we endeavour to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that
such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should
act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation

© 2016 KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member
firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved

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Business and legal advisers. More efficient, more effective legal services, delivered seamlessly. You achieve better results when your business and legal advisers come together. We believe that our fully integrated approach delivers greater value, enhanced business flexibility and better outcomes on the issues that matter to you.

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