Candice Bordeaux, formerly Country Manager at Wolters Kluwer has launched CBO Search, a specialist executive search firm for the Indirect Tax & Tax Technology markets.
Candice has worked in Indirect Tax and Tax Technology for over a decade, holding senior roles for Indirect Tax consultancies, boutique firms and large software firms. Her focus was on uncovering marketable business opportunities and achieving successful products or services implementation by working closely with delivery teams and clients from the FTSE 250 and equivalent listed firms across Europe
Commenting on her new business Candice said, “The Indirect Tax & Tax Technology industry is booming across Europe, we hear about new jobs such as Taxologist or Tax Technologist, I am excited to contribute positively to our industry transformation.”
CBO Search is headquartered in London but works with clients on a global basis. For more information please click here: http://www.cbosearch.com/
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan has announced the appointment of Amish M. Shah as the firm’s Partner in Charge of the Washington DC office He succeeds Richard G. Murphy, Jr. who served in that role for eight years.
“We all appreciate and thank Rick for his invaluable guidance, outstanding service and significant contributions to the Washington office and to the firm,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Amish is an excellent lawyer, and we look forward to the continued success and growth of our Washington office under his leadership.”
Mr. Shah has a global practice providing sophisticated and practical tax planning advice to domestic and international clients in a variety of industries. In the tax controversy area, Amish represents clients under IRS examination in all phases of the controversy process including examination, appeals and litigation. He works on pre-filing agreements, fast-track mediation and post-appeals mediation; negotiates settlements with IRS Appeals offices throughout the country; and litigates cases.
In addition, Amish’s practice includes advising clients on financial products tax, tax accounting and tax reporting matters; cross-border financing debt-equity issues; section 529 qualified tuition plans; bankruptcy tax matters; and numerous other business tax issues. Additionally, Amish counsels U.S. and international clients on acquisitions, dispositions and other restructurings involving both domestic and foreign entities.
Mr. Shah started his career as a CPA/tax accountant with Arthur Andersen, where he worked from 1993 to 1996. After a period of self-employment he joined Sutherland in 1999.
David Kitson is joining Wilkins Kennedy in the North Thames region.
Mr Kitson was formerly with Armstrong Watson, where he has been a tax partner based from the Skipton office since December 2014. Prior to this he has held tax partner positions at RSM Tenon and latterly at Crowe Clark Whitehill.
Kitson will be oversee tax services across 3 Wilkins Kennedy offices in the North Thames region: Amersham, Hertford and Southend.
Smith & Williamson has announced the appointment of John Cooney as a partner.
John re-joins the firm after ten years as a partner at EY where he specialised in advising entrepreneurs, entertainers, media clients, and sports people in all aspects of their private tax and business affairs.
John commented: “I am thrilled to re-join the talented group of individuals at Smith & Williamson, where the focus on servicing the entirety of an entrepreneurial clients’ needs is the cornerstone of the culture. The breadth of tax knowledge in the team is second to none and the firm’s ability to bring investment propositions is unique in the market.
“I love working with truly entrepreneurial businesses and individuals. As a result, I am excited to join an organisation which fully caters to the requirements of those involved with creating and growing a business. My role is to augment the reputation of Smith & Williamson as the adviser of choice to private clients and their business interests.”
Kevin Stopps, managing partner of tax and business services and co-chief executive of Smith & Williamson said: “We are delighted to welcome John back to Smith & Williamson. His expertise and knowledge will make a fantastic addition to our organisation due to his standing in the market and the first rate service he is known to deliver to clients, completely aligning with our approach.”
Morgan Lewis is expanding its capabilities in the areas of tax litigation, tax controversy and R&D tax credits with the addition of partner Alex E. Sadler, a former US government trial lawyer. Mr. Sadler, who will be resident in the Washington, DC, office, joins Morgan Lewis from Ivins, Phillips & Barkera, a leading law firm specializing in tax and employee benefits matters.
Mr. Sadler is recognized by Chambers USA in the area of tax controversy and litigation. He is a former trial lawyer with the US Department of Justice’s Tax Division, Northern Region, where he received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the Tax Division’s Outstanding Attorney Award.
“Alex offers our clients a unique background as a seasoned government trial lawyer, tax litigator, and adviser to companies and individuals seeking to resolve tax issues and maximize the benefits available to them under the law,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “His arrival further expands our capabilities to offer clients a full range of tax-related services.”
Mr. Sadler has developed a significant practice involving the research and development tax credit provided under Section 41 of the US Internal Revenue Code, a credit with broad application to businesses and industries of all sizes. He is the author of Legal Guide to the Research Credit, a treatise published by Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions, and he is a frequent speaker on tax litigation and research and development tax credit issues.
Mr. Sadler has handled numerous major tax litigations for the transportation, chemical, pharmaceutical, and hospitality industries, among others, and he has served as lead counsel in approximately 50 US Tax Court cases involving the consequences of a multiple employer welfare benefit trust. He also has resolved tax controversies at the administrative level. Mr. Sadler is chair of the DC Bar Tax Section’s Tax Audits and Litigation Committee. In addition to Chambers, he has been recognized by publications such asWashingtonian magazine.
The arrival of Mr. Sadler continues Morgan Lewis’s expansion of its tax-related legal services. Earlier this year, international tax partner Peter Daub joined the firm, following the additions of tax litigation and tax controversy partners Sheri Dillon and Jennifer Breen last spring.
“As a top-notch litigator and a national leader in the area of tax credits, Alex will be perfectly positioned to assist our clients, including those on the cutting-edge of innovation who require advice on how to take proper advantage of the tax incentives open to them,” said Barton Bassett, head of Morgan Lewis’s tax practice. “We are proud of our ability to assist clients in all stages of their growth, and whatever their needs, and Alex adds an important new component to our team.”
Yorkshire-based accountancy firm, Garbutt + Elliott, has announced the launch of a new in-house capital allowances service, headed by the Firm’s property services team partner, Jeremy Oliver.
Commenting on the new in-house service, Jeremy said: “Our ability to offer access to the very best capital allowances advice is a real advantage to our clients. At Garbutt + Elliott we pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with our clients, and by bringing capital allowances in-house our customers know they will be dealing with someone they trust. Likewise, as some accountants shy away from capital allowances due to the complex procedures and legislation involved, having a team with the specialist technical and valuation skills at Garbutt + Elliott puts us in a unique position to offer a service that can benefit anyone who owns commercial property and wishes to make significant savings through tax relief.”
Working predominantly with growing and entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses based throughout Yorkshire, Garbutt + Elliott operates across a diverse range of sectors including retail, manufacturing, food, brewing, creative arts, digital media, property, construction, horseracing, charities and not-for-profit. Over the course of the past 12 months, the firm has acquired more than 300 new clients.
Stewart first established herself as a senior tax associate at Slaughter and May, where her practice covered the tax implications associated with a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (domestic and cross border), group reorganizations, finance, equity and debt capital markets. She continued her practice at Herbert Smith Freehills, also advising on real estate, insurance, energy and infrastructure transactions.
“We are excited to welcome Sara on board as we continue to grow the firm’s presence in London,” said Alex Msimang, head of V&E’s London office.
V&E’s tax team in London is headed up by partners Michael Thompson and Jenny Doak, who have established a preeminent position as advisers to large corporations operating in the UK’s oil and gas sector. The team also serves clients in a range of other sectors, notably private equity, finance and telecoms, making Stewart, who brings a wealth of diverse transactional tax knowledge, a key addition to the group.
“Sara’s versatility and commercial, client-focused approach really attracted us to her,” said George Gerachis, head of V&E’s Tax and Executive Compensation and Benefits department. “Expanding our team with a lawyer of her exceptional talent will enhance our ability to serve the tax needs of our UK and multinational clients.”
“It is a privilege to be joining Vinson & Elkins, and I am thrilled to start the next chapter of my career with lawyers of the highest quality in the UK and across the world,” Stewart said.