Ryan has announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Garnham Abogados, located in Santiago, Chile.
Garnham Abogados is a law firm specializing in corporate tax matters and foreign investment advisory services. It will support Ryan’s ability to deliver higher levels of value and results for the Firm’s expanding portfolio of multinational clients and provide business development opportunities to extend the Firm’s North American leadership position in tax services to Chile.
“We are excited to grow our network of tax experts in Latin America through this partnership with Garnham Abogados Ltda.,” said Todd E. Behrend, Ryan Principal and International Tax Practice Leader. “Its reputation is widely respected throughout Chile, and it will play an important role in our ability to offer a more comprehensive suite of value-added services to our multinational clients.”
“We are delighted to be part of the network,” said Arturo Garnham, Managing Partner of Garnham Abogados. “Ryan’s tax and business expertise, combined with our intimate knowledge of the Chilean market, will enable both of us to provide excellent services to Chilean clients and to foreign firms exposed to the Chilean tax environment.”
“Ryan already provides tax services to many of the world’s leading global companies, and the partnership with Garnham Abogados Ltda. will deliver tremendous value through additional international tax solutions in Chile,” said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan President of Europe, Asia, and Latin America Operations. “The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for these multinational clients drives our commitment to dramatically expand Ryan’s international tax services.”
“We are proud to reinforce our international tax services with the expertise and best-in-class solutions of Garnham Abogados Ltda.,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “The firm is an exceptional strategic partner that will strengthen our international capabilities and support our continued Latin American expansion.”
Independent accountants Campbell Dallas LLP has acquired Aberdeen-based tax consultancy Iain A Prentice & Co, as the firm looks to further strengthen its international stronghold.
Iain Prentice & Co brings five members of staff to Campbell Dallas. They have experience in global tax planning through assisting personal and corporate clients around the world eg in Norway, Russia and Kazakhstan.
Campbell Dallas is Scotland’s only member of the UHY Hacker Young worldwide network of accountants and it was this association that appealed to Iain Prentice & Co.
Iain Prentice, founder and partner of Iain A Prentice & Co said: “Campbell Dallas is affiliated to a strong association of international accountants and it was this rich network that was a huge attraction to us. We have enormous experience of working with businesses on a global scale and we look forward to adding our significant international tax expertise to the current Campbell Dallas portfolio of services.”
King & Wood Mallesons has announced the promotion of Jerome Tse to the partnership, with effect from 1 December.
Jerome has been with the Firm in Sydney since 2008 and has specialised in tax since 2001, when he trained with PwC. He focuses on corporate tax advice and tax controversy issues.
KPMG has promoted Harinder Soor and Paul McCartney to the partnership. Both sit within the UK Tax & Pensions service line.
Harinder specialises in advising on capital allowances and has been a director with the Firm for the past 3 years.
Paul is a Private Equity tax specialist.
McGuireWoods LLP today announced that Barbara Spudis de Marigny has joined the firm’s tax practice as a partner in Houston. De Marigny brings more than 30 years of experience advising businesses on taxation of their operations, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures. She has extensive experience representing clients in the energy industry, including vertically-integrated majors, MLPs, and private equity investors in companies operating midstream, upstream or in the oilfield services sector.
“Barbara’s experience and understanding of tax matters relating to partnerships and MLPs will add great value to the work we are already doing for our MLP clients, as well as provide the tax support essential to our alternative energy clients that are often financed with tax equity,” said Tom Farrell, managing partner of the firm’s Houston office.
“Barbara is a very well-known tax lawyer who chaired the first ABA Committee on LLC Taxation. Her experience in structuring partnerships and LLCs will be very beneficial for our energy industry clients and will complement our existing tax practice,” added Craig Bell, chairman of McGuireWoods’ tax practice. “We are delighted to welcome her to the team.”
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, de Marigny was a managing director with the mergers and acquisitions tax practice at KPMG LLP in Houston. She earned her LL.M. in taxation from IIT Chicago – Kent School of Law in 1986 and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1981. She is admitted to practice law in Texas, California and Illinois, as well as before the U.S. Tax Court.
McGuireWoods’ tax and employee benefits practice includes lawyers from many of the firm’s U.S. and international offices who cover the full spectrum of federal, state, and local taxes for clients ranging from closely held entities to Fortune 500 companies.
Mr Eric Williams, a highly regarded Private Client Tax practitioner, has joined Mazars. He will be based in the Birmingham office.
Mr Williams has spent the last 18 years with Grant Thornton where he has specialised in tax, estate planning and wealth structuring advice for wealthy individuals, entrepreneurs and their companies. He lead the Firm’s UK private client team.
He was named in the 2012 and 2013 Private Client Practitioner list of the “50 most influential” in the Private Client Advisory field and for the last 3 years in the CityWealth Leaders List.
Mishcon de Reya has announced that it is to completely restructure its Tax offering, launching a consolidated practice that encompasses all related services, including: Real Estate Tax; Corporate Tax, as well as Private Tax & Wealth Planning.
Mirroring the firm’s broader strategy, the launch of Mishcon’s new Tax practice recognises the changing needs of its clients, as their personal and business concerns increasingly overlap.
As part of the firm’s commitment to this area, it continues to invest in securing the best talent, with two new appointments in the last week alone: Partner, John Skoulding and Solicitor, Charlie Sosna.
John, previously a partner at SJ Berwin (now King & Wood Mallesons), specialises in a wide range of corporate, private equity and individual taxation. Focusing on UK and international M&A, management buy-outs and corporate restructurings, amongst other issues, John has worked across sectors including betting and gaming, fashion, retail, IP and financial services.
Charlie joins from boutique firm Berkeley Law, where he specialised in UK and international tax, trusts, asset protection structuring and lifetime planning, for high-net and ultra-high net worth individuals, families and their trustees.
John commented: “I am very excited to have joined what is clearly an increasingly valued practice area at Mishcon de Reya. I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the team to help develop it even further.”
Charlie added: “I am thrilled to be joining such a prominent practice and firm, and to be working with a great team of people.”
Andrew Goldstone, Head of Private Tax and Wealth Planning, commented: “John and Charlie are great additions to the team – they are joining at a busy and exciting time, not just for our Tax practice, but also the firm more broadly. We’ve expanded from 300 employees in 2009, to over 500 in 2012, and have seen a 75% revenue rise within this period. This was achieved by investing in people and securing the best talent, and these new hires demonstrate our on-going commitment to this strategy. Both bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their respective roles and we look forward to working with them.”
Mishcon is due to announce further additions to its new Tax practice – which now employs 13 lawyers – in the New Year.
TaxOps, a rapidly growing business tax specialty and advisory firm with offices in Colorado and Connecticut, has hired Stu Myhill as its newest partner.
Myhill will lead the firm’s international tax practice, providing a full range of tax planning, compliance and consulting solutions for companies with cross-border operations. He is a recognized authority on international tax issues and a featured speaker for the AICPA and the Council for International Tax Education. He will be based out of TaxOps’ Englewood, Colorado office.
“Stu brings to TaxOps a deep level of international tax knowledge that few in the industry possess,” says CEO Brian Amann. More than one-third of the firm’s current clients face international tax issues, and the number grows each year as the global business community faces challenges from increasing tax complexity and jurisdictional enforcement. “His expertise deepens the bench strength at TaxOps, further securing our reputation as a leading tax specialty firm.”
Myhill is excited to move into an entrepreneurial work environment where he is directly accountable for success. “At TaxOps, I can focus on identifying and developing relationships and tax solutions that make a meaningful impact on client success,” he says.
With offices in Colorado and Connecticut, TaxOps is an award-winning business tax specialty and advisory firms. Founded by former Big Four tax executives, the firm’s innovative fixed-fee pricing and year-round delivery offers the best results and the best working environment for our clients, employees and partners. In addition to tax outsourcing, TaxOps offers more specialized solutions and expertise through TaxOps Minimization and TaxOptimization. In 2013, TaxOps is the #1 ranked small firm by Accounting Today for the second consecutive year and is a winner of the Colorado Company to Watch award.