John Kahn


Senior Associate

‘John Kahn understands the commercial risks we face and advises in an expedient, yet comprehensive manner so that we make the most informed decision we can.‘

Legal 500 [UK 2021]

Experience

John qualified as a Solicitor in 2011, specialising in corporate tax. He joined Birketts in 2017 and is a Senior Associate in our  Corporate Tax Team.

John is a qualified Solicitor with experience advising on tax law matters in relation to mergers and acquisitions, employee ownership trusts, property transactions, partnerships, funds, warranty and indemnity insurance, tax liability insurance, employee incentives and share schemes.

Before joining Birketts, John trained and qualified at the London office of international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton  John moved to the London office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and subsequently two Lloyd’s of London syndicates before relocating back to Norfolk, where he grew up. During his time at Lloyd’s, John worked as a tax liability insurance solicitor-underwriter within teams underwriting Warranty & Indemnity Insurance policies (also known as “W&I”, M&A” or “Reps & Warranties” insurance). Using this experience, in addition to his general corporate tax law work, John acts for insurers underwriting W&I policies on tax law matters.   

John is based in our Norwich office.

Other Information

John is recommended and named as a 'Rising Star' by Legal 500 [UK 2021].  Clients in this edition say ‘John Kahn understands the commercial risks we face and advises in an expedient, yet comprehensive manner so that we make the most informed decision we can'.

Legal 500 UK 2021 Rising Star          

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