EY UK hires 2 new tax partners: Stephen Hoyle and Andrew Martel

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Stephen Hoyle and Andrew Martel are the latest partners to be recruited to Ernst & Young’s tax practice in the UK. Stephen joins from[private] Deutsche Bank AG where he was managing director in the bank’s structured capital markets division. Andrew joins from CQS, the alternative asset management group, where he was head of tax.Both Stephen and Andrew will be based in Ernst & Young’s EMEIA Financial Services Office in London. Stephen trained and qualified as a lawyer with Nabarro Nathanson in London, then moved to Freshfields where he rose through the ranks to become a tax partner. Prior to joining CQS, Andrew was a partner at Deloitte.

Chris Price, Head of Tax for Ernst & Young’s EMEIA Financial Services Tax Practice says, “Stephen and Andrew’s appointments follows our recruitment of Jenny Cottrell and Oliver Davidson and proves that our unique pan-EMEIA business offering continues to attract the brightest and the best from the external market including our closest competitors.”

There are now 22 partners who have been recruited in the last twelve months, reflecting the growth and dynamism of Ernst & Young’s tax practice in the UK and across EMEIA.

As John Dixon, Head of the London Tax practice comments, “We are also continuing to invest for future growth in the London market and have recently recruited Duncan Whitecross; Ted Keen; Alison Conley; Caspar Noble; Mandy Love and Gillian Wild from Big Four competitors and Keith Hardy; Linda Henry and Carolyn Libretti from our global firm. I am also delighted to announce that Alison Christian, Head of International Tax Services (ITS) for KPMG will be joining our market leading ITS team”.

Ernst & Young has also continued to invest in the growth of its regional practice in the UK recruiting Noam Handler; Paul Gallagher; and Gareth Anderson into key regional businesses. Dave Brewin, Head of Tax for this area of the business explains, “In addition to our success in the recruitment market we have been the beneficiaries of our global connectivity with the transfers from Australia and the US of partners Chris Sharpley; Tiffani Piersen; Steve Shultz; and Linda Watson.”

Stephan Kuhn, Head of Tax for Ernst & Young EMEIA, outlined how these appointments showed the firm’s dedication to building on its tax practice in the UK and attracting the best talent: “Ernst & Young is committed to continued investment in new partners to drive its business forward – both internally and externally. By bringing together 87 countries, Ernst & Young offers its people unparalleled opportunities for client experience, career diversity and mobility.”

Ernst & Young is the first professional services firm to bring a borderless approach to the emerging markets of the Commonwealth of Independent States, India, the Middle East, Africa and the established markets of Europe.

Kuhn concludes, “Our EMEIA model enables us to offer integrated, multidisciplinary and customised solutions to meet our clients’ tax needs in a global, cross-border efficient way. By focusing on the market, our clients and the quality of the services we provide, we will sustain a competitive advantage in the years to come.”[/private]

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