Rachel Hawkins


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Rachel Hawkins is a knowledgeable and skilled adviser on UK and international tax aspects of restructurings, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, and investment funds, particularly those focusing on private equity.  Rachel works with both private equity firms and investors (including institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, international organizations, and fund of funds) on a range of matters, including fund formation, co-investments, primary and secondary transactions and the structuring of management incentive arrangements for the funds.

Rachel has significant experience working on cross-border transactions, having regularly acted for global clients on complex transactions spanning across multiple jurisdictions.


Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales


  • College of Law at Guildford, Legal Practice Certificate (LPC)
  • College of Law at Guildford, Post Graduate Degree in Law (PGDL)
  • Durham University, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Professional Activities


  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation


  • Holiday Gifts for the Creative Sector -- From the UK Government (Entertainment, Sports & Media)
  • UK Government Issues Consultation on Partnership Taxation – Possible Impact for Asset Managers and Investment Funds (Tax Practice)