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Joanne Varia

Tax Director

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Jo is a tax director in the tax and incentives practice at Fox Williams. 

She has had extensive experience advising on a broad range of direct and indirect tax matters, including in the context of public and private UK and cross border M&A and private equity transactions, public listings and offerings, corporate re-organisations and restructurings, inward and outbound investment, property and other financings and tax structured financial products.

Jo regularly advises on employee share schemes (approved and unapproved) and management incentive arrangements (including in the context of carried interest structures) and is a member of the Share Plan Lawyers Group. 

She also has experience advising on tax issues affecting entrepreneurs, investors and business owners (including venture capital tax schemes) and works closely with Fox Williams’ professional practices and employment groups in relation to the tax issues arising in the context of partnerships and LLPs and the remuneration of employees, directors and partners.

Jo advises UK and overseas clients including listed companies, mid-tier corporates, owner-managed businesses, partnerships and LLPs and individuals in a wide range of business sectors including travel and leisure, real estate, banking, financial services, technology and digital and fashion.

After working for Travers Smith for eight years, Jo spent several years as a tax knowledge lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and joined Fox Williams as Tax Director in May 2018.

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