Travers Smith’ new Senior Partner is a Tax man

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Travers Smith has elected Alasdair Douglas to be the firm’s senior partner with effect from 1 July 2006. Christopher Bell will be retiring from the post after 35 years with the firm.

Here is his bio:

Alasdair was admitted in Scotland in 1977 and in England in 1981. He became a partner in 1985 and was Managing Partner for six years from 1995 to 2000. He is head of the Tax department and the Investment Funds group. Alasdair has extensive experience on all tax aspects of M&A and investment fund (particularly private equity fund) formation.

Alasdair has for many years been a contributor to Tolley’s Company Law and Tolley’s Tax Planning and writes a regular international tax column as correspondent for The European Lawyer . He has been highly recommended for corporate tax by Legal Experts and Chambers Global has ranked him as among the world’s leading lawyers. He is a Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, a member of the City of London Law Society Revenue Law Sub-Committee, a member of the International Bar Association, a member of the American Bar Association and he is on the Executive Committee of the Oxford University Careers Service.

Alasdair has recently advised on the tax aspects of the ntl $20.1bn restructuring and on the formation of a number of innovative hybrid funds combining hedge and private equity characteristics.

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