"'Kitty Swanson – exceptional technical knowledge'

'Knowledgeable, responsive, commercially minded'"

Legal 500, Next Generation Partner


Kitty Swanson advises on the tax aspects of a wide range of domestic and cross-border matters and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, fund and investment structuring, domestic and international reorganisations, real estate transactions, employment-related matters, banking and structured finance, insurance matters, and supply chain structuring.

Clients seek out her experience across an extensive array of industry sectors, including financial services, technology, entertainment, energy, real estate, and retail.

Kitty is an International Tax Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.



  • Patrick Drahi's BidFair on the acquisition of Sotheby's.
  • On the $4 billion (£3.3 billion) sale of Entertainment One to Hasbro, Inc. and subsequent sale of eOne film and TV businesses to Lionsgate.
  • Aurelius on its acquisition of the Lloyds pharmacy business from McKesson Corporation.
  • Vitruvian Partners on portfolio company OAG's acquisition of Infare.
  • On the landmark $67 million investment for Cornish Lithium plc.
  • Biotech Lunglife AI, a diagnostic company, on its AIM IPO.


  • A Next Generation Partner and key lawyer for Corporate Tax, as well as a key lawyer for VAT and Indirect Tax. "'Kitty Swanson – exceptional technical knowledge.' 'I have worked on cross-border deals with James Hill and Kitty Swanson and they are knowledgeable, responsive, commercially minded –  James in particular is an extremely calm presence during high-stress times. They also fill me with confidence in their ability to tackle any issue and they have good international reach.'" "'Kitty Swanson is great from a tax perspective and happy to explain points or jump on calls with the client which is very helpful on complex deals.'" – Legal 500
  • A Notable Practitioner for Transaction Tax – ITR World Tax Leaders
  • A key lawyer for Employee Share. ­– Legal 500
  • Awarded the Chartered Institute of Taxation's "Raymond Kelly Medal" for achieving the highest mark in Paper 2, Advanced International Taxation (Jurisdiction): United Kingdom option of the June 2015 Advanced Diploma in International Tax examinations.


  • Chartered Institute of Taxation, Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (with distinction)
  • Nottingham Law School, LLB
  • Kaplan Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law and LPC
  • University of Cambridge, MA (Modern & Medieval Languages - French & Italian)


  • 英国法(イングランド及びウェールズ)事務弁護士(ソリシター)


  • 英語
  • フランス語
  • Italian


  • International Tax Affiliate, Chartered Institute of Taxation.
  • Member, Share Plan Lawyers.