Colin Hargreaves is new global head of tax at Freshfields

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International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed London tax partner Colin Hargreaves as the head of the firm’s global tax practice. Colin succeeds Stephan Eilers who was recently appointed Executive Partner in the firm’s new management team. Colin’s appointment is for a two year term and will take effect from January 2011.

Currently the head of the firm’s London tax group, Colin is a corporate tax lawyer with experience in the tax aspects of corporate finance transactions, banking and tax-based structured and asset finance. He has particular sector experience in the financial services, healthcare, utilities and infrastructure sectors.

Commenting on the appointment, Guy Morton, joint senior partner at Freshfields, said: ‘Colin is an outstanding candidate for this role thanks to an impressive track record, legal expertise that is second to none and strong management experience. He’s ideally placed to help our tax practice continue and enhance the high levels of performance that it has consistently achieved in recent years.’

Commenting on his new role, Colin added: ‘I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the firm’s international tax group. Tax rules and revenue authorities around the world are posing some extremely complex challenges for international businesses and the transactions they wish to do. We will continue to support our clients and colleagues through the group’s vast expertise and experience to deliver innovative work of the highest quality, in line with the group’s reputation as leaders in the tax market.’

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