Sarah Priestley joins Shearman & Sterling as part of team move from Weil Gotshal
Sarah Priestley has resigned as Head of Corporate Tax at Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ London office, to join Shearman & Sterling’s PE team.
Sarah’s work focuses on complex UK, multijurisdictional and pan-European M&A and private equity transactions. Ms. Priestley has been involved in many high-profile deals for private equity and hedge funds in Europe and the US. She has a wide range of experience in the corporate tax, VAT, and stamp duty aspects of commercial transactions, including take privates, private equity investments, private and public company takeovers, and corporate restructurings and spin-offs. She also advises on management packages and employment taxation. Ms. Priestley has been recognized as a leading corporate tax lawyer by Chambers UK, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 UK andEuromoney.
She, Mark Soundy and Simon Burrows are all moving to Shearman from Weil Gotsal, following Jeremy Dickens move in April to the New York office.