Inversions: The trend turning transactional tax planning upside down
Mention the word ‘inversion’ or ‘inverted’ and the first things likely to come to mind for most people are inverted commas – the most supercilious of the English language’s punctuation marks, looking down on regular commas from their lofty perch with scorn. Possibly La Pyramide Inversée at Le Louvre, too. But mention those words today and a tax efficient restructuring mechanism may also feature. Matthew Gilleard explores the inverted reality of this transactional trend.