James AndersonPartner at Skadden
James Anderson is deeply experienced in private capital arrangements, with a particular focus on the establishment and ongoing operations of asset management structures; portfolio investments in infrastructure, real estate and technology; and compensation for fund principals. He leads Skadden's European tax practice and is ranked in the first tier for tax by Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, which also lists Skadden’s Tax Group in Band 1 of its Global Tax rankings. He has repeatedly been recognised by The Legal 500 in its U.K. Hall of Fame, in addition to being one of the publication’s leading 250 international tax advisers worldwide and one of its “leading individuals” amongst the top 40 U.K. corporate tax advisers. In 2020 Who’s Who Legal included him in its annual Thought Leaders list for Corporate Tax and he has repeatedly been named a Highly Regarded Tax Leader by World Tax.
He is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) British Branch committee and is also a member of the HMRC/HMT Consultation Group for the U.K. fund management industry and vice chair of the Tax Committee for the Alternative Investment Management Association, lobbying for good practice in the taxation of U.K. and cross-border asset management activities. Mr. Anderson also sits on various HMRC stakeholder committees, helping to frame relevant legislation in the spheres of derivatives, personal taxation, property taxation and funds.