Linklaters promotes 3 to Tax Counsel

 In Linklaters, tax counsel

Linklaters has promoted 29 managing associates and two managing PSLs to Counsel status with effect from 1 May 2007. Of these, 3 are tax specialists:

Patrick Dewerbe – tax, Lisbon
Valerie Leipheimer – tax, London (US practice)
Stephen Pevsner – tax, London

The position of Counsel, which has been in place for a number of years in certain parts of the firm under different names, has been enhanced and harmonised on a global basis. The new status provides a consistent approach across the firm to recognising, rewarding and retaining those managing associates and other senior lawyers who have significant technical expertise and take on additional practice, client, know-how or team management responsibilities, alongside the partners in their practice. With the new and existing appointments, Linklaters will have around 100 Counsel globally.

Patrick Dewerbe

Lawyer, Member of the Portuguese Bar Association

Recent practice focused on tax planning associated with Portuguese inbound investment, including real estate projects. Structuring of Holding and Financing solutions associated with Portuguese inbound investment. Portuguese outbound tax planning. Group reorganizations.

Professional Experience
Jun 2005 to date Managing Associate (now Counsel) Linklaters (Lisbon). Head of the Tax practice
Jan 2004 – May 2005 Tax Manager at Ernst & Young Portugal, within the International Tax Services Department.
2001 – 2004 Head of Ernst & Yong Portuguese Tax Desk in New York
1993 – 2001 Tax lawyer at PLMJ Law firm in Lisbon, Portugal

1988 – 1993 Law degree, Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon
1994 – 1995 Post-Graduation at IESF in Tax


Valerie Leipheimer, London & New York

U.S. federal income taxation in a broad range of transactional contexts, including securities offerings, corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and debt repackagings.

2001 – New York University School of Law, LL.M.
1998 – New York University School of Law, J.D.
1994 – Amherst College, A.B., magna cum laude

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