Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)

James Anderson

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)

James Anderson is a partner with Skadden in London where he is head of the European Tax practice. He is experienced in private capital arrangements, with a particular focus on the establishment and ongoing operations of asset management structures; portfolio investments in liquid markets, infrastructure, real estate and technology; and compensation for fund principals. He also counsels on the full range of public capital markets transactions, including IPOs; issuances of equity-linked and other hybrid instruments; securitisations; structured investment vehicles; and other structured debt offerings. He has advised the governments of various international finance centres on new corporate and tax laws. Recently, his practice has focused on new intersections between private capital, impact capital and technology, particularly in the energy sector and the high-frequency, algorithmic and augmented intelligence trading sectors. Mr. Anderson also presents seminars on the taxation of space and has been quoted in several publications on this growing area of law. In 2020, Mr. Anderson was one of 10 legal practitioners featured in “Innovative Lawyers: Europe,” a report published by the Financial Times, which highlighted his work in this area. In 2019, he chaired the Space Taxation seminar at the IFA Global Congress in London.

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James Anderson, Bill Batchelor, Nathaniel Carden, Alex Jupp, Giorgio Motta, Paul W. Oosterhuis, Niels Baeten, Tom R. Selwyn Sharpe The EU Court of Justice annuls the Commission’s expansive interpretation of State aid in a Luxembourg tax rulings case (Fiat Chrysler)


On November 8, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), overturning the first instance EU General Court (General Court), annulled the European Commission’s (EC’s) decision that a Luxembourg tax ruling on Fiat’s intragroup financing transactions “did not reflect economic (...)

Nick Wolfe, James Anderson, Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Aurora Luoma, Alexander Kamp The EU Commission and the UK Government publish an agreement governing post-Brexit trade relations that includes provisions regulating antitrust enforcement and cooperation


The European Union (EU)-U.K. Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) governing post-Brexit trade relations between the U.K. and the EU includes provisions regulating EU/U.K. antitrust enforcement and cooperation effective January 1, 2021: Anticompetitive practices and mergers. The TCA provides (...)

Johannes Frey, Niels Baeten, Ingrid Vandenborre, Giorgio Motta, Alex Jupp, Bill Batchelor, James Anderson The EU Commission makes clear that public support measures available to all companies do not fall under State aid control following the COVID-19 outbreak and issues a temporary framework


In this series, “Critical Thinking in the Time of COVID-19,” our European tax practice examines the next stage of analysis for corporates that have begun digesting the economic and legal impact of COVID-19 on their businesses. This edition covers the area of European fiscal state aid. EU (...)

Nathaniel Carden, Paul W. Oosterhuis, Niels Baeten, Giorgio Motta, Alex Jupp, James Anderson The EU General Court delivers two judgments providing guidance on the application of the arm’s length principle in the context of State aid investigations (Fiat / Starbucks)


Introduction On September 24, 2019, the EU General Court (General Court) issued its long-awaited judgments in relation to the appeals brought against two European Commission (EC) decisions of 2015 concluding that tax rulings granted by The Netherlands and Luxembourg conferred illegal state (...)

Alex Jupp, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, James Anderson, Jonathon Egerton-Peters, Niels Baeten The EU Commission opens an in-depth investigation into UK statutory rules exempting some financing incomes earned by foreign subsidiaries


On 26 October 2017, the European Commission (the Commission) opened an in-depth investigation into UK statutory rules that exempt certain financing income earned by foreign subsidiaries of UK corporate taxpayers from UK tax. The Commission’s investigation will focus on whether the UK (...)


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