Weil, Gotshal & Manges expands its International Tax practice in New York and London

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced the expansion of our international tax practice with two partners joining in London and New York. [private]Brenda Coleman will be joining Weil Gotshal’s London office and Patrick Jackman has joined the New York office.

Martin Pollack, co-chair of Weil Gotshal’s Global Tax practice, stated, “The firm’s focus on advising clients worldwide is clearly reflected in our tax practice. We provide innovative transactional M&A and restructuring advice for some of the world’s largest corporations. The international experience that Brenda and Patrick bring is an excellent addition to the team at a crucial stage in the economic cycle.”

Brenda Coleman has been a Corporate Tax partner at Allen & Overy and before that, at Herbert Smith, for 18 years, having originally trained at Slaughter and May.

She has worked on the tax aspects of various corporate, restructuring, real estate and fund formation matters. Her experience includes advising on the restructurings of Nybron, Monier, Eurotunnel, Marconi, Boxclever and TXU. Most recently, she has advised HBOS plc on its £4 bn rights issue with HM Treasury and its merger with Lloyds TSB Group plc.

She is consistently recommended by the legal directories and is reported by Chambers as being “an excellent practitioner with deep technical knowledge.”

Mike Francies, Managing Partner of the London office commented, “Our London corporate tax team, led by Sarah Priestley, has played a central role on a wide range of cross-border corporate and restructuring work. Adding Brenda to the team is an important next step in offering clients ever more innovative tax solutions on an international scale.”

Patrick Jackman was most recently a Managing Director and Head of the International Tax Advisory Group for Merrill Lynch, where he focused on optimizing the tax efficiency of Merrill’s cross border operations. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Jackman was a partner in KPMG’s International Corporate Services and National Tax Group, where he played a lead role in the cross border transactional tax practice and was involved in all aspects of public and private mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and partnerships. In addition, Jackman is a co-author of one of the leading International M&A Tax Treatises.

The two new partners join a team of 72 tax specialists located across the firm’s international offices. Recognized for its excellence worldwide, Weil Gotshal’s tax practice and partners are highly ranked in leading legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer?, among others. [/private]

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