David Haworth is new head of London tax at Freshfields

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed David Haworth as head of its London tax practice. Beginning a three year term he succeeds partner Sarah Falk<

David works with UK and foreign based clients, primarily in the financial services sector, on the tax aspects of complex financing transactions, derivatives, debt and equity capital markets work and in relation to disputes with tax authorities. David is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked at a senior level in investment banking.

Commenting on the appointment, Will Lawes, senior partner at Freshfields, said: ‘Sarah has done a fantastic job over the past couple of years. David is an ideal candidate to succeed her as head of our London tax practice. With great commercial nous and strong market experience, he is ideally placed to ensure our tax practice continues to thrive and to enhance the high levels of performance that it has consistently achieved in recent years.’

Commenting on his new role, David added: ‘I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the firm’s London tax group, and a time when tax is very much on the agenda, receiving unprecedented levels of scrutiny in the media and in the political arena. The group has deep experience and expertise and is ideally placed to help our clients navigate the technical and practical challenges of getting deals done’.

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