Mazars has recruited Melanie Orriss from Baker Tilly.
Melanie has been with Baker Tilly for over 11 years and specialises in advising family and owner-managed businesses and their associated private individuals, both in the UK and internationally. At Mazars she will focus on developing the firm’s work in these areas across the London region.
She will report to Tim Davies, Head of Tax.
Australian Commercial Law Firm, Johnson Winter & Slattery, has announced the appointment of Reynah Tang and Stewart Grieve as partners in its transactional and advisory practice. Previously partners at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, both are sought out by leading major companies in Australia for their dexterity with complex tax matters.
Reynah Tang advises listed, multinational and public sector clients in the financial services, property and infrastructure and manufacturing industries on the taxation implications of mergers/acquisitions, public private partnerships, privatisations, corporate reorganisations, employee share and option schemes and capital raisings (debt/equity). He has also assisted clients in relation to requests for tax rulings, taxation audits and freedom of information applications.
He has been recognised as a leading tax adviser in a range of publications including Asia Pacific Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Chambers Global and World Tax Review.
In 2013, Reynah served as the first President of the Law Institute of Victoria from an Asian Australian background.
Stewart Grieve has a strong practice in Australia and abroad, with a combination of extensive experience as an advisor coupled with the insights gained from working within a major corporation. He specialises in advising major listed public companies on taxation investigations and enquiries, dispute resolution and litigation. He was previously Director of Taxation for Foster’s Group Ltd, a role in which he oversaw their global tax function including tax controversy work in Australia, the Americas and Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
“Reynah and Stewart’s appointment reflects our desire to continue building our Melbourne cohort of practitioners in strategically compatible practice areas, and thereby increase the firm’s client base in Melbourne,” said managing partner Peter Slattery.
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Jason Crawford has joined Moore Stephens Australia to establish and lead the new Research & Development (R&D) Tax and Government Incentives service line, based from Melbourne.
“We are delighted to have Jason join our Melbourne firm to deliver R&D Tax and Government Incentives services to meet our client needs” states Marco Carlei, Managing Director of Moore Stephens Australia.
Jason joins the Moore Stephens Director Group and Tax division as the first practising director in the area of Research & Development (R&D) Tax and Government Incentives. He brings almost 20 years of experience advising many of Australia’s top publicly listed and privately owned companies as well as SMEs and private clients. Jason’s industry experience includes working with companies in manufacturing, engineering, information technology, property and construction, agribusiness and energy and resources.
Prior to joining Jason was Lead Partner for R&D Tax in Sydney and then Melbourne at Deloitte, where he worked for 7 years. Before that he was Indirect Tax & R&D Partner with Horwath NSW.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has announced that Abraham (Avi) Reshtick has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office.
Reshtick represents clients on a wide range of U.S. and international tax matters, with a particular focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private investment fund structures and capital markets transactions. He also advises domestic, foreign and multinational clients on tax considerations relating to cross-border investment structures, business formation and internal restructurings.
Reshtick was previously with Ropes & Gray in New York.
“Avi enhances our tax practice and its ability to provide strategic counsel on sophisticated and varied transactional matters,” said Bracewell Managing Partner Mark C. Evans. “His experience providing tax counsel on major transactions and restructurings around the world will help us better serve our clients both nationally and internationally.”
“We are proud to welcome Avi to the firm,” said Elizabeth L. McGinley, head of Bracewell’s tax practice. “His depth of experience strengthens our ability to provide valuable advice to our clients in cross-border and domestic transactions.”
Reshtick’s clients span a range of industries, from retail and real estate to energy, pharmaceutical and private investment funds. He also advises debtors and creditors on tax matters relating to financially troubled businesses, both in and out-of bankruptcy proceedings. Reshtick received his law degree from Tel Aviv University, magna cum laude. He also holds an LL.M. in International Tax from New York University School of Law and B.A. from Tel Aviv University
Rich Koenenn has resigned from Deloitte after 24 years. He has decided to join PwC and will operate in the Greater Atlanta region.
Rich focuses on providing tax consulting services to multinational companies. Over his career he has served clients in a variety of industries, including technology, life sciences, aerospace & defense. His primary focus is tax planning and analysis for multinational companies, both public and private. He has significant experience in international tax, M&A, and other complex areas of tax.
Dains has announced the appointment of a new Tax Partner, Krista Fox who will lead in the development of their tax services offering in the Derby and East Midlands marketplace.
Krista joins Dains from Grant Thornton where she led the Corporate Tax team (as a Director) in Sheffield. Her career in accountancy spans an eighteen year period, having qualified whilst working in audit in a mid-tier firm. She then moved to EY to specialise in tax and then transferred to Grant Thornton to focus on tax advisory services to entrepreneurial businesses. Krista’s particular specialism’s include advising on tax efficient business structures, implications of buying and selling businesses, incentive arrangements and optimising available tax reliefs.
During the past five years Dains have also enjoyed being part of Derby’s wider community with staff and Partners actively supporting or sitting on the Board of a number of local charities including the Derwent Stepping Stone charity, Marketing Derby, Derbyshire Prohelp, East Midlands NSPCC Business Board and the Derby Quad Enterprise.
Grant Thornton LLP has named Jamie Fowler as the new office managing partner of its Mid-Atlantic practice. She will oversee the growth and operations of the Baltimore and McLean, Va., offices.
Most recently, Fowler served as the Northeast region partner-in-charge of Tax and as national managing partner of National Tax Strategic Solutions, which supports the firm’s Tax Services professionals through formulation and execution of strategy, including change management and leadership. She succeeds Rich LaFleur, who was named partner-in-charge of Industries and Markets for the firm’s Mid-Atlantic practice.
“Jamie brings to this role proven leadership coupled with extensive knowledge and vast experience — essential attributes to best serve our dynamic clients,” said Rick Gebert, managing partner of Grant Thornton’s East region. “She will be integral in maintaining and building upon the momentum that Rich established for the firm’s Mid-Atlantic practice during the last 16 years.”
Fowler was a principal architect of the Grant Thornton Shared Services Center in Bangalore, India, which was established in 2012 by the U.S. and India member firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd. She has nearly 30 years of experience leading large-scale organizational restructuring projects for companies nationwide.
Fowler is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Virginia, Massachusetts, New York and Texas, and serves on the Tax Division of the American Institute of CPAs. She is also a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs. Fowler received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ouachita University.
PwC has appointed Bradley Phillips as an asset management tax director. Bradley will focus on advising investment funds and asset managers on a range of tax issues.
Bradley has nearly 25 years of experience in tax and joins from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP where he was a tax partner mainly focussed on M&A and other corporate transactions, tax disputes and investment funds.
He currently sits on the LexisNexis Tax Professional Support Lawyer (PSL) Board and was previously Chair of the City of London Law Society Revenue Law Committee.
Tim McCann, asset management tax leader at PwC, commented:
“I am delighted that Bradley is joining our team. Bradley’s expertise will benefit our clients across a whole range of tax issues which are currently affecting investment funds and asset managers.”
His new role will focus on:
• Structuring listed investment funds (including UK investment trusts and offshore funds)
• Private investment funds (including private equity, real estate and debt funds)
• Advising asset managers on structuring their own affairs (including carry structures)
• Asset manager M&A transactions