UK Law firm Weightmans has expanded its corporate team with the recruitment of Haydn Rogan at Tax Partner. He will split his time between the Manchester and Liverpool offices.
Haydn joined from DWF and before this was head of tax at Cobbetts. He trained as an ACA with PwC in Leeds.
Haydn has regularly been recommended in Legal 500 and Chambers for his corporate tax expertise and has extensive experience in advising management teams, companies, private equity houses and investors on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, ranging from mergers, acquisitions, reconstructions and disposals to the structuring of tax efficient joint ventures and investments.??Haydn has particular expertise in advising both private and public companies in relation to employee incentives and share schemes having assisted in the design and implementation of a broad range of incentive arrangements including unapproved and approved share option schemes, Employee Shareholder Status arrangements (also known as “shares for rights”) growth share schemes, phantom options and nil and partly paid shares.
In addition Haydn regularly advises both public and private sector clients on the tax aspects of land and property transactions (from SDLT and VAT to the Construction Industry Scheme and capital allowances), having acted for numerous local authorities, registered social landlords, retailers, developers and private landowners on a wide range of projects ranging from large scale regeneration projects and joint ventures to refurbishment
Heikki Vesikansa has joined Nordic Law Firm, Hannes Snellman, to head their transaction structuring practice in Helsinki.
He will be advising clients on the tax structuring of investments, divestments, and joint ventures.
Heikki has had a key role in preparing structuring analyses and assessing tax considerations in various private and public M&A matters as well as in equity and debt capital market transactions. He has also defended clients’ tax structures in courts, including advice on recent successful high-profile tax cases at the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court. He has participated in the recent consultations for Finnish interest tax deduction limitations (earnings stripping) and new Finnish rules on the taxation of repayment of equity capital.
Heikki joins Hannes Snellman from KPMG Oy Ab where he has worked since 2001. Until 2010 he was a Director within the M&A practice but was then promoted to partner and took on a broader role as Head of the Private Equity group.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP has announced that Christopher Roman and Nick Thornton have joined the Firm as partners in the Tax Practice, with Mr. Roman residing in the New York office and Mr. Thornton residing in the London office.
“We are pleased to welcome Chris and welcome back Nick, who both bring strong technical skills and commercial acumen to our Tax Practice and to our clients around the world,” said David Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “In addition, both consistently demonstrate a deep understanding of the markets in which their clients operate and will make important contributions to our asset management, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, finance and real estate matters.”
Mr. Roman’s practice focuses on tax aspects of alternative investment funds and fund-related M&A, with significant experience in both corporate transactional work and matters involving real estate and real estate investment trusts (REITs). In addition to representing both sponsors and investors in fund formations, he has extensive experience representing investors in secondary sales of interests in private funds on both the sell-side and buy-side, as well as investors and sponsors in debt and equity co-investment transactions. Mr. Roman also has significant experience involving REITs, including representation of companies and underwriters in REIT formations, securities offerings, debt financings, asset acquisitions, dispositions, M&A and other transactions.
Before joining Fried Frank, Mr. Roman was a partner in the Tax Department of King & Spalding’s New York office. He received an LLM from New York University School of Law in 1995, a JD from The University of Akron School of Law in 1994 and a BS from Indiana University in 1991. Mr. Roman is the chairman of the American Bar Association’s REIT Committee and member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on the Taxation of Business Enterprises.
Mr. Thornton advises clients on the tax aspects of a range of business matters – particularly those with an international dimension – including M&A, corporate restructurings, securities offerings, financings and fund formation. In the private equity space, he has significant experience in fund structuring and in related structuring of incentive arrangements among sponsor team members.
Mr. Thornton was most recently head of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s London Tax Practice. From 2005 to 2010, he was a senior associate in Fried Frank’s London Tax Group and worked with a number of Firm clients such as Aleris, Goldman Sachs, Highbridge, Rio Tinto and Virgin Media.
Mr. Thornton received an LLB from City University in London in 1995 and a BA, with honors, from the University of Oxford, New College in 1993. He was awarded a Legal Practice Course distinction by the College of Law. He is a solicitor and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has consistently been recognized by Chambers as a leading lawyer in Tax.
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.