Annette Beresford


Annette specialises in corporate tax and incentives. She supports the HLaw team on the tax side and regularly advises on the UK tax aspects of a broad range of M&A and other types of corporate transactions.

Having spent more than a decade working for major global law firms, Annette has built up a considerable range of experience and expertise relating to cross-border M&A transactions as well as (whether or not part of an M&A transaction) advising on all the many kinds of management incentive schemes.

She also assists companies and investors seeking to obtain advance assurance from HM Revenue & Customs as regards VCT and EIS relief.

Legal500 2022 commented, "'very smart' tax expert Annette Beresford... is able to provide invaluable input to clients on EIS-related mandates."

Annette is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, where she sits on the Technical Sub Committee for Corporate Taxes.



Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (M.A. in Classics)
BPP Law School (Post-graduate Diploma in Law)
BPP Law School (LPC)
Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Reed Smith LLP

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