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Katjana is an associate in the corporate tax team and advises business and individuals on both direct and indirect tax matters. Against an increasingly complex tax landscape she provides considered advice to domestic and international clients who welcome her friendly and pragmatic approach.

Katjana supports clients on both transactional and advisory tax issues across different client types and industry sectors. Her work encompasses:

  • Real estate transactions, including sales and acquisitions, development projects and landlord and tenant matters. She has particular experience advising on SDLT in the high-end residential context.
  • Advising on employment taxes, from employee benefits and the taxation of internationally mobile employees to implementing tax advantaged and non tax-advantaged share schemes.
  • Working with individuals, charities and businesses investing in real estate and advising on the SDLT, VAT and tax ownership structures in a residential, agricultural and commercial context.
  • Advising owner-managed businesses and their shareholders throughout their life cycle, from corporate restructuring through to assisting with acquisitions and disposals.  

Katjana trained and the firm and qualified in 2019. Much of her work has an international flavour and she works collaboratively with both the firm’s network of trusted tax advisers and lawyers around the firm to provide joined-up solutions to often complex problems.

Memberships & Accolades

Katjana is the firm’s CR Secretary and as such assists in the management of the firm’s corporate social responsibility projects.

Katjana is also a member of the VAT Practitioners' Group (VPG) and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners' Group (STPG).

Katjana speaks Portuguese.

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