John Middlemass, Tax Manager, BDO UK LLP John is a UK Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, with seven years’ experience advising clients across a broad range of UK and international corporate tax areas. He works across the BDO London financial services and transactions tax teams and he specialises in dealing with asset managers, investment funds and their investors. John started his career working as an accountant before moving into the world of corporate tax, and so has been able to bring a good background in accounting to his role. John has particular experience advising private equity houses on initial fund structuring, acquisitions of target businesses and tax considerations of exits, including implications for investors in the fund. He is also involved in sell-side transactions, advising founders and management groups through the exit or partial exit from their business. John works closely with David Tran advising a number of UK based corporate litigation funders on tax matters from structuring the investment vehicles, considerations regarding the form of litigation funding, the taxation of returns for the fund and investors, remuneration for managers, and dealing with UK tax returns for the manager and UK funds.