Alistair Craig

Alistair J Craig

Baker & McKenzie Services Limited


Alistair Craig is a partner in Baker McKenzie's London office. Before joining the Firm in 2013, Alistair worked in the transaction tax and international tax services groups of a Big 4 accounting firm for many years.

Practice Focus

Alistair advises on all areas of UK corporate tax, with a particular focus on cross-border M&A work. This includes tax structuring, tax due diligence and post-transaction integration. He also counsels clients on general international tax advisory matters, including complex group reorganisations, cross-border financing and supply chain structures.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for FedEx on their acquisition of TNT Express BV.
  • Acted for Abbott Laboratories on the UK aspects of the sale of their non-US developed markets specialty and branded generics business to Mylan NV.
  • Acted for Accenture on a number of UK and cross-border transactions.
  • Acted for SPX Corporation in relation to the spin-off of their Flow business.
  • Acted for Baxter International Inc on the UK aspects of the spin-off of their biopharmaceutical business, to create a new publicly traded group, Baxalta Inc.
  • Acted for Platinum Equity in connection with a number of European transactions.
  • Advised Ingram Micro on their acquisition of ANOV Expansion SAS.
  • Acted for Ardian in relation to a number of fund structuring transactions.
  • Advised Eaton Corporation on a number of bolt-on acquisitions.
  • Acted for a Middle Eastern investment company in relation to a joint venture investment.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Taxation - Chartered Tax Advisor


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2001)


  • University of Glasgow (1998)


  • English
  • French


Co-author, "Taking Negative Consideration," Tax Journal, January, 2014

Co-author, "How UK Tax Reforms Could Benefit M&A Transactions," International Tax Review, March, 2012

Author, "Substantially Merged?," Tax Adviser, July 2011


Presenter, "UK Tax Developments," Baker McKenzie's Tax Planning and Transactions Client Seminars,  New York and Chicago, 2013-2014