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Confluence Tax and Dutch firm Asjes Bisseling form strategic alliance

By CT Team | November 1, 2017

            Clients to benefit from expanded tax advice network across Europe UK BASED specialist tax advisory firm Confluence Tax and Netherlands-based AsjesBisseling have formed a strategic alliance that will benefit clients across Europe. Confluence Tax is the only tax advisory firm in the UK to specialise in advising biotechnology and…

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Autumn 2017 post-budget tax briefing

By CT Team | October 23, 2017

You are invited… to the essential Autumn 2017 post-budget tax briefing for biotech and tech companies Key points distilled, digested and presented by the tax experts at Confluence Tax – we’ve done the hard work for you! We would be delighted if you could join us on November 23, 2017 in the Cambridge Building, Babraham…

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Pet tech – an investment opportunity not to be sniffed at

By CT Team | July 30, 2017

Guest blog by Emma Dahm, Red Horse Digital THERE’S no doubt pet tech has an extremely bright future. We pet owners are spending more on our companions than ever before. To some degree this is led by our increasing emotional attachment – even dependence ­– on our cats and dogs for companionship, entertainment, fitness and…

Share schemes for employees are good practice

Share schemes tax summary

By CT Team | July 13, 2017

THESE SHARE SCHEMES TABLES summarise the respective tax treatments of the three most common ways of providing equity reward to UK tax resident employees.


Tax structuring advice for F-star collaboration

By CT Team | June 16, 2017

CONFLUENCE Tax is delighted to have provided tax structuring advice to F-star Delta, the fourth asset-centric vehicle in the F-star family, in its recent immuno-oncology collaboration. This deal underscores the attractiveness of F-star’s asset-centric business model, which provides a flexible deal-making framework while at the same time maximises the value of F-star’s bispecific programmes and…


Destination Wimbledon for Confluence Tax team

By CT Team | June 16, 2017

STRAWBERRIES, Pimm’s and, of course, tennis beckon for the Confluence Tax team this July, who will be attending Britain’s favourite tennis tournament courtesy of team boss Colin Hailey. Confluence Tax has sponsored Tennis4Cambridgeshire, a local initiative to support coaching projects, better facilities and to encourage participation by all in tennis sessions. Recent projects include free…


Consulting on HMRC digital improvements project

By CT Team | May 16, 2017

Confluence Tax has been invited to take part in the HMRC research project into digital improvements to its SEIS, EIS and venture capital trust schemes – a great opportunity for us to have our say on the things that bug both us and our biotech and tech clients about the tax system! This stage of the project…

Life Sciences Structured M&A: seminar Confluence Tax, Dechert, SRS

By CT Team | May 2, 2017

ON MAY 3 Confluence Tax will be jointly running a seminar on biotech M&A transactions, taking place in London. Structured deals are a key feature of Life Sciences M&A transactions based on the principle of shared risk. These involve significant contingent consideration payable to selling shareholders based on clinical, regulatory and/or sales based milestones. How you negotiate…

BioTrinity 2017 Confluence Tax

By CT Team | April 26, 2017

Confluence Tax will be attending BioTrinity 2017, Europe’s leading biopartnering and investment conference, May 8-10, Novotel London West. We’re looking forward to catching up with our clients and chatting to new delegates. Why not come by stand #35 we’re always happy to talk through the latest tax developments in relation to company structures, R&D tax credits, share schemes…

Post-budget briefing event – Thursday 9th March

By CT Team | February 15, 2017

Thursday 9th March 2017 9:00am coffee and pastries 9:30am – 10:30 briefing   Confluence Tax is pleased to invite you to a post-budget briefing to analyse how the Chancellor’s spring statement affects you and your business.   We will be offering a tailored summary of how the budget impacts the technology and biotechnology sectors and…