Daniel Lewin

Partner


Daniel Lewin joined MJ Hudson as Partner and Head of Tax in 2017.

He is an experienced UK and international tax lawyer with close to twenty years of legal experience at leading global firms. Daniel has been listed as a Recognised Practitioner in the Individuals Ranking in Chambers UK 2018.

Expertise Areas


Experience

Investment Funds:  Structuring all categories of funds (private equity, hedge, real estate, infrastructure, venture capital); familiarity with all major fund jurisdictions. Particular expertise in the tax-efficient set-up and operation of fund and management group-related entities.

Private Equity: Transaction structuring and support for UK and cross-border acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

Value Added Tax: Advising on all aspects of financial services VAT, including tax UK and international structures to optimise VAT treatment on services and management activities.

Finance: Advising on tax efficient financing structures including UK and international loan arrangements, structured finance, bank lending and group treasury activities.

Private Client: Advising family offices and HNWI clients on a range of personal and investment tax issues including personal remuneration, UK tax residency; non-domiciliary (remittance basis) taxation; UK and offshore investments.

Tax Investigations: Assisting clients in relation to HM Revenue and Customs audits and investigations.

Prior to joining MJ Hudson, Daniel worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (selected to be the firm’s first ever trainee solicitor); Allen & Overy; Schulte Roth & Zabel; and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer for ten years, where he was elected Partner.


Education and Qualifications

Daniel studied law at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LLB), Georgetown (LLM, Distinction) and the College of Law (LPC, Commendation). He also read Advanced Hebrew Studies at Tel Aviv University. Daniel speaks German, English, Hebrew and French. Daniel is a qualified solicitor (England and Wales).


Recent Engagements

  • Reviewing and restructuring the tax efficiencies of a $6 billion UK-headquartered hedge fund.*
  • Advising the UK management team on the establishment of a $100 million renewable energy fund for Sub-Saharan investment.
  • Advising a major US PE fund on several UK acquisitions ranging from $20 – $500 million in value.*
  • Advising a sovereign wealth fund on the restructuring of its UK property portfolio*
  • Assisting various asset management firms with multiple bank financings from $25 million to $1+ billion for their portfolio investments (both tax structure and documentation).*
  • Advising numerous debt funds on interest and withholding tax structuring through treaty subsidiary structures, Eurobond listings etc.*

*experience gained whilst at previous firm.


Press and Publications

Daniel was quoted (below) in an article from Practical Law Tax, the leading tax news service, entitled “Autumn 2017 Budget: period drama or zombie apocalypse?

“A fair number of yesterday’s Budget measures were simply announcements of intended changes or consultations, or confirmations of changes that had previously been announced. We also need to see the Finance Bill when it comes out in early December to assess the impact of some of the new measures. Overall there is, therefore, a level of uncertainty as to the full impact of the Budget. However, with some exceptions (most notably, the attack on offshore property investment structures) it does not appear to be a particularly aggressive Budget, and – with the same exceptions – the message is more one of maintaining the overall status quo rather than causing upheaval at a time when the economy is facing fundamental challenges elsewhere, primarily from Brexit. Which seems the right course of action, apart from those exceptions.”


Interests

Daniel is a keen jazz pianist.