Lewis R. Steinberg to lead Linklaters’ US tax practice

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[private]Linklaters has announced that Lewis R. Steinberg, one of the leading US tax lawyers, will join the firm’s New York office as Co-Head of the US Practice and Head of the US Tax Practice.

Mr. Steinberg was previously the Managing Director and Global Head of the Strategic Solutions Group in the Investment Banking Department at UBS Securities LLC, a position he has held since 2005.

Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Steinberg was a Partner and Co-Head of the Tax Department with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he specialized in corporate, partnership and international tax, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, financial products and corporate finance transactions. Mr. Steinberg joined Cravath as an associate in 1984 and was elected partner in 1991. Mr. Steinberg is also a former chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section.

Larry Byrne, Co-Head of Linklaters’ US Practice, said, “Lew’s election is great news. He is widely acknowledged as one of the leading tax attorneys in the US and his recognized expertise will bring a new dimension to our current tax and corporate capabilities and the office as a whole. He will have an important role in the development and strategy of the firm’s overall US tax and corporate practice and we warmly welcome him to the team.”

“I am absolutely delighted that Lew is joining Linklaters,” stated Yash Rupal, Linklaters’ Global Head of Tax. “I have known Lew for many years and he is one of the very best US tax lawyers. His cutting edge tax expertise, combined with his impressive market credentials, will reinforce our ability to offer a truly integrated service to our premium global clients on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Mr. Steinberg said, “I am excited to be joining Linklaters. Its strong international network and client base provides an ideal platform to develop a US practice focused on international clients.”

Over the past five years, Linklaters has built a highly-qualified team in New York, which now has around 150 New York-based lawyers. [/private]

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