Sheena McGuinness, RSM UK
Sheena McGuinness
Partner, Head of Renewables and Cleantech

Sheena is a partner in RSM’s corporate tax team and has over 25 years’ experience in advising companies on their tax affairs. She heads the Renewables and Cleantech sector group and regularly speaks at industry conferences on the tax aspects applicable to this sector. She has also been awarded the Women Powering Smart Energy Award for the last two years, an award voted for by renewable industry peers.

Sheena’s work encompasses all aspects of managing the tax life cycle of renewables companies, from due diligence and tax efficient structuring on acquisition, managing the tax filing obligations and ongoing tax advice all the way through to divestment preparation and readiness. Sheena has extensive experience gained during her time in both practice and industry.

Sheena understands the importance of providing businesses with pragmatic and practical advice gained during her six years at Royal Dutch Shell plc, where she was the Head of Tax for Shell Renewables. She has advised clients of various sizes ranging from large corporates (such as SSE) and government backed projects to PE houses and owner managed businesses. Examples of recent transactions on which she has provided the tax due diligence and / or tax structuring advice include group restructuring support for Blackfinch. She provided the tax structuring advice for the recent Greencoat / Innova Renewables partnership, tax due diligence and tax structuring support to Tion Renewables’ investment in the UK, tax due diligence and tax structuring support to Qair on structuring their UK investments, tax due diligence and tax structuring support to the Gresham House sustainable development fund.