James Pilbeam

Partner at Blick Rothenberg


James is a Chartered Tax Adviser with 20 years’ experience advising individuals and companies on key tax and structuring matters. His knowledge cuts across all key tax disciplines, both corporate and personal, with credentials and focus on company exits, private equity deals and entrepreneurs/owner-managed businesses. Specific areas in which James specialises include advising shareholders on company sales, structuring company share ownership and tax efficient equity investments (EIS/SEIS), employee equity incentive plans and share options, acquisition structuring, management buy-outs, company share buybacks, personal/family investment structures, corporate reorganisations/expansions and corporate demergers/separations. Since 2014, James has advised several of the UK’s leading independent game development companies on the types of matters listed above but also regarding the UK’s “video games tax relief” and other innovation related tax incentives.