Reg Day join UK Law Firm McGrigors
National law firm McGrigors has further enhanced its market-leading Tax team with the appointment of Reg Day, a senior statesman of the tax world.
Day, who rose to prominence as National Director of Tax Investigations at KPMG, joins the firm as a Consultant with immediate effect. His role will be to assist corporate and high net worth clients with the management of offshore tax arrangements – particularly in relation to Swiss matters.
Reg joins the firm just as an agreement has been announced between the UK and Swiss governments on a withholding tax to be imposed on Swiss bank accounts held by UK residents. Having been active in the offshore market for several years, Reg’s knowledge and experience are expected to be invaluable as organisations and individuals adapt to the new arrangements.
Day is the fifth major hire into McGrigors’ full-service Tax team this year. His appointment follows the recruitment of Heather Self and Ray McCann, former senior advisers within HMRC, and the arrival of Tom Cartwright and Andy Brown as Directors.
James Bullock, Partner and Head of McGrigors’ UK Risk Advisory Solutions group says, “Self evidently we now have one of the most experienced and broadly-based Tax teams of any firm in the City. Reg’s immediate focus will be on Switzerland, where he has been operating for several years. We are supremely confident that he will be able to assist a wide variety of our clients in this area. I have worked with Reg for many years and am sure our staff in both the Tax and Private Wealth teams cannot help but benefit from his extensive experience.”
Reg Day says, “I am delighted to be joining McGrigors. There is a great mix of youth and experience in the team. The firm is doing a vast array of groundbreaking work on both the contentious and advisory matters, and I am looking forward to playing a part in this award-winning team.”
In May this year McGrigors beat off stiff competition from a number of a number of law and accountancy firms, including members of the ‘Big Four’, to pick up the ‘Best Investigations Team’ and ‘Best VAT Team’ gongs at the Taxations Awards 2011.