Flipkart, the leading Indian ecommerce marketplace, has recruited Pramod Jain as a VP and Head of Tax.
Mr Jain joins from Indus Towers, which is a $2.5bn turnover JV between Vodafone, Airtel and Idea. In his earlier career he was Head of Tax at Dell Computers India (2003-2008), then a Tax Partner with Ernst & Young (2008-2009), before joining Xerox India as Head of Tax (2009-2010). Since 2010 he has led the tax function at Indus Towers.
Deloitte has recruited a very senior tax professional in Péter Gerendási, who joined the Firm in Budapest on September 1.
Peter has held several leadership roles with PwC. He was Head of Tax in Hungary from 1995 to 2001. In 2002 this role was expanded and he led tax services for the entire Central and Eastern European region, comprising 29 countries. During this period he grew revenues to $150 million.
In 2007 he was promoted again to be CEO of the Firm’s Russian practice and in 2012 he relocated to Melbourne office to lead the Asia Practice.
Thomas Butler has resigned from Grassi & Co. Mr Butler has lead the tax service line at Grassi & Co in Jericho/NYC since July 2013. He joined Janover last month as Senior Tax Partner.
Mr Butler has had extensive and broad-ranging tax experience, having worked as a consultant and in-house. He left KPMG Peat Marwick in 1986 as a Senior Tax Manager to move in-house, joining Reliance Group Holdings as VP Tax, where he stayed for the next 14 years. In 2000 he returned to the accountancy profession, joining Grant Thornton as a Tax Partner and head of the Long Island Tax Practice. After almost 12 years at Grant Thornton he moved to Grassi & Co.
Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the appointment of Marcin Matyka as a partner and head of its Polish tax practice. Marcin joins from DLA Piper in Warsaw where he led the tax team.
Marcin is an experienced advocate and tax adviser. He predominantly advises clients on strategic and international tax projects, in particular relating to income tax and tax proceedings. He also assists clients on issues relating to white collar crime, PPP structures and intellectual property.
He is joined by lawyers Monika Poteraj and Grzegorz Gole?, and advocate trainee, Anna ?aszczuk. The team is also looking to further expand in the coming months.
Dominic Stuttaford, head of tax, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Brazil comments:
“Our European team has grown in the last twelve months and Marcin’s wealth of experience in international matters will add further depth to our multinational offering to clients. Marcin’s work across a range of sectors is also a great fit with our industry strengths.”
Piotr Strawa, the managing partner at Norton Rose Fulbright’s Warsaw office, said:
”We are delighted to welcome Marcin Matyka and his team aboard who are held in extremely high regard by industry and clients alike. We look forward to working together to further develop and expand the practice in the coming months.”
Marcin Matyka said:
“My practice has a focus on the energy, financial institutions and pharmaceutical sectors, which have great synergy with Norton Rose Fulbright’s strengths. I look forward, along with our team, to contributing to and strengthening our capabilities in Warsaw.
Marcin’s appointment follows the recent addition to the tax team of Bart le Blanc, a partner in Amsterdam. Norton Rose Fulbright’s global tax practice comprises over 50 partners. The team advises in all areas of commercial and international taxation and on complex, high-value transactions and structuring spanning a wide range of industries and jurisdictions.
National Australia Bank has hired Mahesh Lakhani. Mahesh joined NAB in July and will initially lead the UK tax team.
Mr Lakhani is a highly experienced banking tax professional. In his early career he worked with JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Enron. He was London Head of Tax at Commerzbank from 2001 to 2005 and then a Director at Credit Suisse from 2005 to 2008, where he focussed on Front Office tax support. Most recently he was Head of Tax at KBC Financial Products, running teams in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York.
Commenting on his new role Mahesh said “I am delighted to join National Australia Bank in London. There is a fantastic global tax team and I am looking forward to being a key member of the team and adding value to the NAB group.”
Valad Europe, the leading diversified real estate investment manager, has announced the appointment of Claire Treacy as Chief Financial Officer.
In this role, Claire will be responsible for Valad Europe’s corporate finance functions, debt origination and ongoing management of the company’s finance operations across Europe. Prior to her promotion, Claire was Head of Tax and Risk at Valad for 10 years. During this time she was closely involved in the launches of the VEDF, V+ Germany, V+ Nordic, V+ Nordic 2 and Parc d’Activités funds, both during their establishment and in the acquisition phases.
Before joining Valad Europe, Claire was a Senior Tax Manager in KPMG’s Real Estate group, specialising in European fund structuring. She has a Degree in Economics and Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin.
Commenting on the appointment, David Kirkby, Managing Director of Valad Europe, said: “Claire has been an integral part of the team for a number of years and throughout this time has demonstrated an exemplary track record supporting all of our major transactions. This appointment provides important continuity to our business as we embark on the next ambitious phase of our growth as part of Cromwell Property Group.”
Claire Treacy, newly appointed Chief Financial Officer at Valad Europe, said: “We have worked hard over the last few years to build a world-class investment management platform with an international network of capital partners. This is an exceptional opportunity to play a key role in the future expansion of the business.”
Valad Europe manages €5.3 billion of real estate assets and investment capacity across its 24 funds and mandates in Europe, comprising in excess of 400 assets and approximately 3,700 tenants, managed by local teams totalling 180 people in 22 offices and 13 European countries. –
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced a new global leadership team, effective Jan 2016, with tax partner Stephan Eilers becoming joint managing partner.
The team will assume their new roles from January 2016 when current senior partner Will Lawes steps down from his post and David Aitman steps down as managing partner.
Eilers is stepping up to the joint managing partner role from his current position as the Firm’s executive partner. A tax partner in Cologne, Stephan is one of the leading tax structuring lawyers in Germany. He provides practical solutions to his clients (especially in the private equity sector) and ensures that these solutions are recognised by tax authorities, e.g. in tax audits.
Dan Russo has joined Purdie Pharma as Tax Officer with responsibility for all tax matters, including business development tax structuring.
Dan most recently was Vice President Tax, Americas for Diageo; Tax Director for ITT Corporation; and Tax Counsel at Xerox Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Rutgers University, a JD from Boston College Law School, and an LLM in Taxation from Boston University Law School.
Purdue Pharma and its associated U.S. companies are privately-held pharmaceutical companies known for pioneering research on chronic pain. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Purdue is engaged in the research, development, production, and distribution of both prescription and over-the-counter medicines and hospital products. .