Andrew Snowdon is a partner and Head of Tax in the London office of UHY Hacker Young.
He has extensive experience in acting for SMEs and this includes advising clients on the short and long term tax aspects of acquisitions, disposals and restructuring. Often this has incorporated debt restructuring exercises as well as demergers to extract key business segments or assets out of the existing entity. He advises on a whole range of taxes, including international aspects and employee remuneration and share plans, and also acts for personal tax clients and professional partnerships. He has successfully handled a large number of HMRC enquiry cases and share valuation issues.
Andrew’s mission is to bring commercialism into tax and he enjoys a great relationship with his clients as a result.
Andrew has particular experience in the property and construction sector – advising on all aspects within this vast market, including real estate companies and mitigating taxes (including SDLT) on large property portfolios, as well as a growing number of construction and ancillary industries.
He also focuses on the technology and manufacturing sectors, which has included maximising research and development tax credit claims for clients and advising and implementing the highly tax efficient Enterprise Investment Scheme for companies raising finance.
Off duty he is a keen cyclist and devotee of calisthenics, which contrary to common belief involves a gym rather than folding a piece of paper.
He has two teenage sons who he’s forced into supporting Arsenal FC, so that they understand the true meaning of going without!