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Ed Rieu

Partner

US/UK Private Client

ed.rieu@blickrothenberg.com

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+44 (0)20 3141 2793

I focus my efforts on working with clients to understand their objectives and find the simplest and most practical way to achieve them.

I enjoy finding solutions that best fit a client’s needs. I am able to draw on over 35 years’ experience in US tax working with UK and European multinational companies, middle market and start up enterprises to expand operations in the US, and those in the US to expand and grow in the UK and Europe.

I have advised start ups on how best to structure from seed round finance to series A rounds through to trade sale or public listing.

I also advise companies and entrepreneurs on acquiring new businesses, engaging in joint ventures either through a partnership or company as well as achieving tax efficiency in managing intellectual property, financing operations and accessing tax treaties.

To optimise a client’s overall tax position, I start by looking at a client’s needs and explore their business including the product or service, functions, what intellectual property may be used/developed/implemented, where cash is generated and where it is needed, objectives on growth and sale of the business. I also, look at what risk are in the business (eg, warranties, obsolescence, etc.). By breaking down a business to its component parts, I am then able to advise on practical alternatives to fit a structure and operating model that meets the needs of the business.

Specialist areas

  • US tax planning for entrepreneurs including advising of choice of entity and capital structures
  • Planning for intellectual property
  • Advising on entry to the US market
  • Treaty planning
  • All aspect of US tax planning in inward and outward investment

Qualifications and positions of note

  • Maryland Attorney licensed to practice with the IRS and in federal courts

I am based at

City of London

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Insights

06 December 2021

2021 year-end tax planning: 7 top tips

We look at some of the tax planning opportunities available to Americans based in the UK, together with some key dates for your diaries.

13 June 2021

Biden paves way for higher UK taxes

President Biden’s democratic tax reforms could see tax rises in the UK says Robert Pullen.

09 June 2021

Concerning leak about US billionaires is nothing new

A leak about how little Income Tax is paid by US billionaires is concerning, but reveals nothing new notes Alex Straight.