Both tax partner promotions at Weil are in London office
Weil, Gotshal & Manges has announced that it has elected 8 new partners, effective January 1, 2016. David Irvine and Oliver Walker from the London tax team were both promoted.
David Irvine is qualified as both a lawyer and chartered accountant and advises private equity, infrastructure, real estate, and debt fund sponsors and management teams on the domestic and international aspects of fund structuring and tax-efficient incentivization arrangements.
He also advises a number of institutional investors on their investments with and into private funds, provides them with assistance in relation to own account transactions and strategic advice on managing their tax profile. He also advises on financing and restructuring transactions, as well as the UK tax issues arising in public and private cross-border M&A transactions. He has advised on various matters affecting the Lehman estate post-bankruptcy, Apollo on the tax aspects of the Stemcor restructuring, PJT Partners on its spin-out from Blackstone, and Graphite Capital, BlackRock, Glennmont Partners and Abraaj on various structuring and fundraising matters.
Oliver Walker principally advises clients in relation to M&A transactions, corporate reorganizations, and management incentives. He is also leading the tax aspects of a number of high profile cases in the courts, and provides VAT expertise on structured finance transactions.
He has recently represented Littlewoods in its landmark case against HMRC concerning the right to compound interest on overpaid VAT; Providence Equity Partners on its “take-private,” alongside WPP Group, of Chime Communications; the sponsors in relation to the IPO of Worldpay; and Securitas Direct and its core management team in the restructuring of management’s equity participation following the acquisition of Bain’s interest in the company by Hellman & Friedman.