Graham Iversen resigns from Slaughter & May (after 24 years !) to lead UK tax for Greenberg Traurig Maher
Legal Week and The Lawyer both reported today that Graham Iversen has resigned from Slaughters.
According to the respective articles, Iversen has resigned and will start work in November to lead the UK tax practice of GTM. Justin Hamer decided last year to step down from his management role but will remain as a consultant to the Firm.
This is the second high profile tax partner to leave Slaughters – in 2012 Richard Carson retired from the Firm but then popped up at Taylor Wessing.
Iversen’s areas of expertise are mergers and acquisitions (public, private, domestic and cross-border), structured finance, private equity, corporate reconstructions, and public debt and equity issues.
Highlights include advising:
- Kesa Electricals plc on the sale of Comet Group plc, its subsidiaries and Triptych Insurance N.V. to entities advised by OpCapita LLP
- UK Asset Resolution Limited, the single holding company for Northern Rock (Asset Management) plc and Bradford & Bingley plc, in connection with the sale of Northern Rock plc by HM Treasury
- INEOS on the formation of a joint venture with PetroChina relating to refining operations in the UK and France
Graham is listed as a leading individual in the Tax sections of Chambers UK 2014, Chambers Europe 2014 and Chambers Global 2014.
He joined Slaughters in 1990 and was made a tax partner in 2000.