Sarah Lane, Peter Scholes and Ben Tausig resign from KPMG UK to join FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting has announced the appointment of three Senior Managing Directors to the Company’s European Tax Advisory practice within its Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. The expansion of the practice includes the addition of Sarah Lane, Peter Scholes and Ben Tausig, who all join FTI Consulting from KPMG. They join a team of 65 professionals in London.
Ms. Lane has nearly 20 years of experience in banking, international tax, and advising on the interaction between tax and regulation. She brings considerable M&A experience on both the buy- and sell-side as well as experience in cross-border taxation issues, including diverted profits, and resolving tax controversies. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Lane served as a financial services and international tax partner at KPMG. She is a qualified solicitor and started her career in tax with Linklaters. In her new role at FTI Consulting, she will lead the Tax team’s financial services group.
Mr. Scholes has more than 25 years of experience in UK and international tax. Prior to FTI Consulting, he served as the Head of Financing and Treasury Tax in KPMG’s International Tax and Treasury practice, where he advised inbound and UK outbound clients on all aspects of group financing and international structuring. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Scholes managed the UK and international tax teams at BNP Paribas. Mr. Scholes has extensive experience in international tax and spent four years in Paris working for banks and other multinationals on all aspects of UK taxation. In his new role at FTI Consulting, Mr. Scholes will lead the team’s treasury tax services.
Mr. Tausig has 14 years of experience in advising multinational insurance groups on tax and capital efficient group structures, UK and U.S.-controlled foreign company rules, and overall tax strategy. He also has a wealth of experience advising private equity firms and insurance groups on acquisitions, providing tax due diligence and structuring advice. Mr. Tausig has significant international experience, having worked in both London and New York. Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Tausig held responsibility for KPMG’s Lloyd’s and London Market Tax practice. In his new role at FTI Consulting, Mr. Tausig will lead the firm’s insurance tax offering.
Commenting on these appointments, Marvin Rust, Head of the European Tax Advisory practice at FTI Consulting, said, “I am delighted to welcome such a highly regarded and experienced group of professionals to our firm. Their appointments reflect the significant growth and progress we have made in recent years as we position FTI Consulting as a leading independent provider of international tax services. With clients required to separate their advisory work from traditional audit services, Sarah, Peter and Ben’s arrival will ensure that we are fully able to offer clients the highest possible levels of expertise and advice.”