Former UK Head of Tax at DLA Piper joins Reed Smith in London

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Reed Smith has announced the appointment of Simon Gough to its partnership. Simon joins the firm’s Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning Group from DLA Piper, where he was a partner and a former head of UK Tax.

Praised in the legal directories for his “creativity and knowledge”, Simon’s practice is wide-ranging. He has a particular interest in structured and asset finance transactions and in various investment funds and structures, where he has a large client base including banks, fund promoters and media, transportation and financial services companies. Simon also advises on contentious tax matters.

Caspar Fox, head of Reed Smith’s European tax practice, commented:

“Simon is a renowned figure in the tax market. His welcome arrival will bolster our European offering, providing immediate benefits to our clients across our key sectors of media, financial services and shipping. His expertise will dovetail neatly with our current practice and provide valuable additional resource to our team.”

Simon commented:

“I am delighted to be joining Reed Smith’s outstanding team. The firm’s practice and industry focus offers an excellent platform for my clients and I look forward to growing relationships across the firm.”

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