Winston & Strawn welcomes new tax partner in
The London office of international firm Winston & Strawn
has announced the addition of a new partner in its tax
Ed Denny joins the firm from Orrick
Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he served as the head of
His experience is in corporate finance transactions and
structures, including M&A, international tax issues and the
Andersen Global extends network in Bahrain
International network Andersen Global has announced its
first foray into Bahrain.
It has signed a collaboration agreement with local firm
Awael Al Bahrain Management Consultancy.
The local firm was first launched in 2014 as an alternative
to the Big Four by the Managing Director Abbas
Norton Rose Fulbright expands tax practice in New York
Norton Rose Fulbright has boosted its tax practice with the
addition of a new partner in New York, focusing on criminal and
civil tax issues.
Mayling Blanco joins the firm from Blank
Rome, where she had been a partner since 2017.
Blanco focuses her practice on white-collar crime,
government, criminal and civil tax issues. She has significant
trial experience in federal courts, the US tax court and state
Orrick appoints corporate tax partner
International firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has
announced the addition of a new partner in its corporate tax
Jonathan Rosen arrives at the firm from
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he had been since
2014 and most recently served as senior counsel. Previously, he
served at both Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith
His experience has had a particular focus on technology,
energy, infrastructure and finance.
Andersen Global expands its Middle East presence
One of the largest and oldest independent law firms in Oman,
Al Alawi & Co, has announced the signing of a collaboration
agreement with international network Andersen Global.
The collaboration with the Omani full-service law firms
brings 37 years of professional experience in the Middle East
to the network's offering, having been launched in 1983 by
Ali Khamis Al Alawi.
The firm has two offices, located in Muscat and Salalah.
The moves marks the second agreement in a week that the
network has signed an agreement in the region, having done so
earlier in the month in Bahrain.
Facchini Rossi welcomes new lead partner
Italian boutique Studio Tributario Associato Facchini Rossi
& Soci have announced that Riccardo
Michelutti will join the firm as a lead partner.
Michelutti is a lawyer and accountant, with experience in
corporate tax and international transactions, as well as tax
He joins the firm from Maisto & Associati, where he had
been for nearly 23 years and was a partner since 2003.
With the arrival of the new partner, the firm will be
re-named Studio Legale Tributario Facchini Rossi
Gibson Dunn bolsters its tax practice in New York
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has boosted its tax practice in
New York with the addition of partner Edward
The new partner joins the firm from Cadwalader Wickersham
& Taft, where had had been partner since 2011.
Wei has a focus on a wide range of US and international tax
matters, including private equity, M&A, IPOs, bankruptcy
restructuring, REITs and other real estate transactions.
Simmons & Simmons welcomes new transfer pricing
International firm Simmons & Simmons has announced the
addition of a new partner to its corporate tax practice in
Non-lawyer Tomoko Ikawa joins the firm from
EY, where she had been for more than 11 years and most recently
served as a transfer pricing associate partner.
Her focus in her new role will be on building the transfer
pricing practice at the firm, with a particular focus on the
life sciences and TMT sectors.
Thompson & Knight expands its tax practice in
Thompson & Knight has boosted its tax team with the
addition of a new partner to the firm's Houston office.
Louis Jenull joins the team from Jones Day,
where he had been a tax partner since 2015.
The new addition has a focus on transactional tax,
particularly in the oil and gas industry.
New tax compliance officer joins the team at DSR Tax
Tax preparation specialists DSR Tax Claims has announced the
addition of a new tax compliance officer.
Joanne Priestley joins the team at a time
of rapid growth and expansion.
Her background is in the education sector and her role will
see her providing first-line support to clients as well as
dealing with HMRC.
New associate director and R&D tax specialist join
Auditing, tax and consulting firm RSM has announced the
addition of two new members to its team in Leeds, UK.
Associate Director Adam Jones has
experience working in the private client space and has more
than 30 years' experience working for the Big Four, most
recently serving as a senior manager at EY.
R&D Tax Specialist Jade Bedford joins
the team from KPMG and previously worked at Unilever as an
HLB appoints new member firm in Brazil
HLB International – the global network of
independent advisory and accounting firms – has
announced its expansion in Latin America with the addition of a
new member firm in Brazil.
HLB Brazil Pryor Consulting Solution, until recently part of
Grant Thornton Brazil, joins the global network with a presence
in 153 countries, including five Brazilian affiliates.
The newest member brings its focus on business process
solutions, risk assessment, compliance and advisory through
four offices in Brazil.
Linklaters appoints new head of tax in Italy
Roberto Egori has joined the Linklaters tax
practice in Milan, Italy, where he will take on the role of
head of tax.
He will lead a team of three other practitioners at the
firm, with his personal experience being in providing domestic
and international tax advice to financial institutions.
He joined the team from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer,
where he spent the past 15 years of his career, including the
final two as a partner.
Herbert Smith Freehills opens German tax practice
Steffen Hoerner will join the Frankfurt
office of Herbert Smith Freehills as the first tax partner at
the firm in Germany.
Hoerner joins the team from Hengeler Mueller, where he has
spent the previous nine years, including the previous year and
a half as counsel.
He advises on all tax aspects relating to M&A
transactions, as well as capital market and financing
transactions. He is also experienced in representing clients in
dispute and arbitration proceedings.
PVG welcomes new tax partner in Brazil
Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados has announced the addition
of a new partner to its tax team in Brazil.
Maurício Braga Chapinoti joins the
firm from TozziniFreire Advogados, where he had been tax
partner for seven years. He had previously worked at Pinheiro
Neto Advogados for 12 years and he had been a member of the
international tax services team at EY in São Paulo.
Chapinoti brings with him an extensive background in various
areas of law, particularly in tax consultancy and
administrative litigation. He has accumulated broad experience
in corporate restructuring, M&A, international tax planning
and transfer pricing.
White & Case bolsters its global tax practice
White & Case has expanded its tax practice in New York
with the addition of a new partner.
Hagai Zaifman joins the team from General
Electric Capital. Most recently, he served as the tax director
at GE Energy Financial Services, where he led the tax aspects
of the disposal of a more than $10 billion debt and equity
portfolio of US and foreign wind and solar projects.
It has been confirmed that he will work closely with the
global project development and finance practice and global
M&A practice in his role at White & Case.
Arbe Abogados appoints new head of tax
Arbe Abogados has boosted its tax practice in Lima with the
addiction of new partner Luis Valle, appointed
at the head of the Peruvian firm's tax practice.
He joined the team from international firm Garrigues and
brings with him 19 years of experience in tax planning,
consulting and advising on various tax issues.
Previously, he had worked at numerous firms such as EY,
Hernández & Cía Abogados and Ferrero.
Bird & Bird hires Italian senior counsel
Giuliana Polacco has joined the Milan
office of international firm Bird & Bird as senior
She previously spent a total of 25 years at Baker McKenzie,
eventually becoming a local partner.
She will join a team of five other practitioners, including
fellow Senior Counsel Susanna Scapigliati and
Partner Gaetano Salvioli, who leads the
Italian tax practice at the firm.
Andersen Global Polish affiliate integrates fully into
KSP Legal and Tax Advice, the Katowice-based affiliate of
global group Andersen Global, has announced the adoption of a
The firm will now be known as Andersen Tax & Legal and
joins with the wider existing Andersen Tax & Legal team
already present in Warsaw.
The firm has more than 30 legal and tax advisors, while the
wider group includes more than 4,500 professionals in 144
Dentons Muñoz appoints new tax director in Costa
Dentons Muñoz, the Central American arm of
international firm Dentons, has announced the appointment of a
new tax director to strengthen its transfer pricing offering in
Vladimir Blanco joins the firm from Grupo
Camacho Internacional, where he had been since 2018. Prior to
that he had worked as a transfer pricing manager at BDO and as
a transfer pricing manager at Transfer Pricing Advisors.
The firm is looking to consolidate its offering, including
its transfer pricing and international taxation services,
especially in relation to recent tax reform in Costa Rica.
William Fry strengthens in-house compliance offering
William Fry has hired Breda Fitzmaurice as
a consultant to lead the firm tax compliance practice.
She has joined the firm from KPMG, where she has spent the
past four and a half years, including time as an associate
director. Prior to working at KPMG, Fitzmaurice spent more than
nine years at Grant Thornton.
She has experience with advising clients from a wide variety
of sectors on tax compliance, from multinational corporations
Andersen Global continues its push into the Middle East
International network Andersen Global has continued with its
recent push to expand its presence in the Middle East by
collaborating with a Kuwaiti firm.
Causeway Company For Financial Management Consulting will
henceforth be known as Andersen Tax in Kuwait.
The move marks the third expansion into the region in recent
weeks for the firm, having also recently announced a
collaboration agreement with Awael Al Bahrain Management
Consultancy in Bahrain and with Al Alawi & Co in Oman.