Cathryn Vanderspar leaves BLP to be new Head of London Tax at Eversheds

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Eversheds has appointed established funds and real estate tax lawyer Cathryn Vanderspar as the new head of its London tax team. Cathryn joins the firm from Berwin Leighton Paisner where she has been a tax partner for over sixteen years.

Cathryn’s extensive experience covers unauthorized and authorized funds and listed vehicles (including REITs), across the various asset classes, including real estate, debt and private equity. Her real estate work includes both direct and indirect structuring across the sector, from development to joint ventures and inward investment, working for a wide variety of clients. Specific sector experience includes healthcare, residential and hotels.

Cathryn is actively involved in working groups with HM Revenue and Customs and HM Treasury, as well as with industry committees, such as the British Property Federation REITS committee and the Association of Real Estate Funds. She has been closely involved in the development of new fund structures including the new property authorised investment fund.

Commenting on her appointment, Cathryn said:

“I am really looking forward to working with the excellent Eversheds’ team and the opportunity of helping further develop the Eversheds offering.”

David Jervis, International Head of Eversheds’ tax team added:

“Cathryn is a highly regarded funds tax specialist who has vast, cutting edge experience in this key area for the firm, where Eversheds has a market leading reputation. Cathryn’s appointment will further enhance this reputation and our ability to deliver first rate specialist tax services to our funds and real estate clients.”

Pamela Thompson, London Senior Partner added:

“The team is already doing fantastic work for its clients and I am excited to continue to develop Eversheds City tax practice for funds, real estate and corporate clients.”

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