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Simon Skinner becomes head of tax at Travers Smith

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Simon Skinner has been appointed as the new head of UK firm Travers Smith’s tax practice.

Skinner joined Travers Smith in 2006 and became a tax partner in 2007. He specialises in corporate and management taxation, in particular focusing on the private equity sector. In addition to public and private M&A, he advises on debt and equity restructuring, public-to-privates, demergers, IPOs and joint ventures. He also regularly advises founders and management teams, in addition to institutional investors.

He takes over from senior practitioner Kathleen Russ, who has led the tax practice for the past nine years. Russ will remain at the firm as a partner in the tax team.

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