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Jan Birtwell has extensive experience advising on the UK
and international tax aspects of corporate finance and M&A
transactions and on the tax structuring of domestic and
international funds, both private and publicly traded, for
investment in various industry sectors and countries, including
renewable energy and emerging markets. In the funds arena,
she advises both general partners and investors and has acted
on a number of secondary deals. On the downstream side, she
has advised on leveraged buy-outs, sales and initial public
offerings of portfolio companies, spin-out transactions and
concurrent fundraisings by private equity management teams
exiting from large financial institutions to form independent
private equity houses. She has also assisted investors on large
take-private bids for publicly listed companies.
Ms Birtwell’s clients include Actis, CDC Group Plc, GIC
Special Investments, UBS, ISIS, Parish Capital and RIT Capital
Partners Plc. She is recognised as a leading tax practitioner
by
Chambers UK
2012, where she draws praise for her client-
friendly approach and is described as “excellent when handling
tax issues on funds – delightful and pleasant to work with and
always constructive”. Ms Birtwell’s peers are quick to note
her positive attitude.
Ms Birtwell founded the Transatlantic Tax Group in 2005,
a discussion forum for UK tax lawyers in the London offices
of US-based global law firms.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Warwick Court
5 Paternoster Square
London
EC4M 7DX
United Kingdom
T
+44 20 7088 0000
F
+44 20 7088 0001
Birtwell, Jan
O’Melveny & Myers LLP – Partner
jbirtwell@omm.com | www.omm.com
Winner – Corporate Tax, United Kingdom
What clients said
“Jan’s strengths are her breadth of knowledge
and her ability to translate complex tax issues
into readily understandable points of action.”
“Her recommendations and her willingness to go
the extra mile all add to her appeal.”
“She is an excellent communicator. She can provide
clear and concise summaries and detailed but
digestible advice.”
“Jan works extremely well with our other lawyers,
ensuring a high quality of service across the areas
of legal advice that we require.”