Harriet Morgan joins Reed Smith’s Tax Group in London

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International law firm Reed Smith, is delighted to announce that Harriet Morgan joined the firm on Monday 10th July 2006 as a Partner in the European Corporate group, based in London. Harriet will have particular responsibility for the development of the firm’s corporate taxation capabilities in the UK.

Harriet, a leading tax specialist, joins from Travers Smith. Her practice focuses upon UK and international tax work across a broad spectrum of expertise in the corporate, banking/asset finance and property arenas. Harriet also brings expertise in advising on the tax issues relating to the flotation of AIM listed companies, as well as complex structured finance products. Harriet is well-known for developing innovative stamp duty planning structures. She is a member of the Institute of Taxation. She will work closely with Chris Hill, based in the Midlands office, who has already developed a thriving UK offshore tax practice.

Tim Foster, UK Managing Partner, Reed Smith commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Harriet to the firm. Her recruitment demonstrates the firm’s commitment to building a first rate corporate taxation practice and is also indicative of our increasingly successful international corporate and corporate finance practice.”

Harriet Morgan added:
“I am looking forward to working with the team at Reed Smith. The forthcoming merger with Richards Butler will very much enhance the capabilities on offer to clients, and that, coupled with the existing international platform at Reed Smith is a particularly attractive proposition for the future growth of the tax practice.”

Harriet’s appointment as a new partner in the practice follows a steady stream of associate level hires to the firm. These include two associates joining the UK employment team, Emma Capper, previously at Eversheds and Naomi Woodward from Rochman Landau.

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