Global law firm Shearman & Sterling has roped in Jay Singer as partner to the firm’s tax practice. Jay will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
A former US Treasury international tax Counsel, Brian Jenn, has joined McDermott Will & Emery as its partner.
Jenn will be based out of the firm’s Chicago office.
Transfer pricing advisory Questro International has hired Chris Whitehouse as a transfer pricing partner for its Zurich office.
Transfer pricing specialist Questro International has hired Manuel Koch as a Partner for the firm’s office in Stuttgart, Germany.
Koch brings significant experience of over ten years specialization in transfer pricing consulting. Koch has wide experience in international tax planning engagements for international corporates including holding and principal structures as well as Swiss finance branches and IP boxes.
Global advisory firm Duff & Phelps has announced that Jill Weise will succeed Michael Heimert as the Global Leader for the firm’s transfer pricing practice.
Weise has nearly 25 years of expertise in transfer pricing. She previously served as the firm’s transfer pricing practice leader for North America.
Transfer pricing expert Mark Madrian has joined Valentiam Group as a Partner in the firm’s West Coast practice.
Madrian has advised clients on complex cross-border transfer pricing and other international tax issues. He was recently recognized as a Leading Transfer Pricing Adviser by Legal Media.
Jeffrey Tate has joined US law firm Arent Fox’s tax practice as a Partner.
Michael Smith has joined BDO Melbourne’s transfer pricing team as a partner.
Smith has nearly 20 years’ of transfer pricing experience from around the world. He has worked in London, New York, and Sydney.
Audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP has named Manal S. Corwin as the principal-in-charge of the firm’s Washington National Tax practice.
Corwin is based in Washington DC and succeeds Joe Pari. Corwin has served the firm for over five years as national leader of the firm’s International Tax practice and principal-in-charge of international tax policy.
Curtis Best has joined the New York office of Andersen Tax as Managing Director.
Curtis has over 26 years of experience in several areas, including international tax structuring. Best will be a part of the firm’s Commercial Practice group, with a particular focus in international services.
Loren Ponds has joined US law firm Miller & Chevalier as a Member in the firm’s tax department.
Previously, Ponds served as Tax Counsel to the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, where she was instrumental in the development of the international tax provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Leading audit, tax, and consulting firm RSM has appointed two new tax directors to join the firm’s Manchester office.
The US Senate has, by a 64 – 33 vote, confirmed Charles Rettig to be the new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner.
During his more than 35 years of professional career with Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, PC, Rettig represented numerous taxpayers before every administrative level of the IRS as well as in matters before the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice, and various other tax authorities.
Former OECD Head of Transfer Pricing, Jefferson P. VanderWolk, has joined international law firm Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in the Tax Strategy & Benefits Practice. VanderWolk will work from the firm’s Washington DC office.
Transfer pricing advisory firm Quantera Global has announced its strategic partnership with Africa Transfer Pricing, a professional services firm specializing in transfer pricing in South Africa.
In a significant expansion drive, Grant Thornton, leading audit, tax, and advisory firm, has added offices in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and St. Maarten, boosting its already wide presence in 13 locations across the Caribbean.
Global law firm DLA Piper has announced the appointment of Vicki Bales as a Transfer Pricing director in the firm’s international tax practice. Bales will be based in London.
Houthoff, one of the largest law firms in the Netherlands, has hired Franka Sturm as Counsel for the firm’s tax practice.
Sturm has over 13 years of experience as a tax specialist in international practice with a focus on M&A and oil and gas.
Before joining Houthoff, Sturm worked with the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration and with PwC as a Senior Tax Manager.
Audit, tax, and consulting firm RSM has appointed Robert De La Rue, former Head of Tax of Jardine Motors Group, as a tax partner in Chelmsford.
Law firm Baker McKenzie has announced the election of 13 new tax partners.
The newly elected partners are: Michael Nixon (Singapore), Simone Bridges (Sydney), Kirill Vikulov (Moscow), David Jamieson (London), Jessica Eden (London), Rodrigo Castillo Cottin (Bogota), Paul F. DePasquale (New York), Tatyana Johnson (New York), Victor Alejandro Morales-Chavez (Mexico City), Jonathan Welbel (Chicago), Joshua Nixt (New York), Andrew C. O’Brien-Penney (Chicago), and Ivan Tsios (Chicago).
Artur Braga has joined São Paulo firm WZ Advogados as a Tax Partner.
Braga joined WZ Advogados after a 20-year career at Ernst and Young (EY). Braga specializes in advising clients in cross-border tax planning, tax litigation, audit reviews, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings.
Tax and business advisory firm True Partners Consulting has promoted Matthew John McNally to the position of Managing Director in New York. He leads the firm’s partnership tax group in the northeast.
Tax expert Anthony (Tony) Carbone has joined leading law firm Morrison & Foerster to serve as co-chair of the firm’s Global Tax Department.
Global advisory firm Duff & Phelps has hired Ted Keen, who will serve as the European leader for the firm’s transfer pricing practice from London.
Former Microsoft Tax Counsel, Mike Bernard, has joined US tax technology solutions company Vertex, Inc as the Chief Tax Officer. Bernard will succeed Peggi Rockefeller.
Austria’s leading tax lawyer, Franz Althuber, has left DLA Piper to start his own firm, Althuber Spornberger & Partners.
David Lewis has joined Duff & Phelps’ as a managing director in the firm’s transfer pricing practice. Lewis will be located in Melbourne, Australia.
KPMG UK has announced the appointment of Sarah Churton to its international tax practice.
Global Tax Management, Inc., leading US corporate tax services firm, has added transfer pricing specialist Kevin Croy to the firm’s international tax practice.
International law firm Hogan Lovells has hired Tom McFarlane as head of transfer pricing (EMEA) for the firm’s growing transfer pricing practice. He will be working from the firm’s London office.
Global law firm Morgan Lewis has added to its Chicago tax team Joshua Richardson, Adam Beckerink, and Michael Liu, who will assist the firm’s clients operating in the aftermath of historic changes in the US tax laws.
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații Tax SRL, an affiliate of Romanian law firm Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, has hired transfer pricing specialist Andreea Florian to strengthen its tax advisory practice.
On January 11, 2018, international law firm DLA Piper announced that it has appointed Jessica Tien as a principal economist in Silicon Valley.
On January 17, 2018, multinational law firm DLA Piper announced the appointment of Federico Pacelli as a partner in its international tax practice based in Italy. Federico will be leading the firm’s Italian transfer pricing team.
KPMG India to newly appoint Hitesh Gajaria as Head of Tax from April 2018. Gajaria will succeed Girish Vanvari.
In a major expansion drive, Dutch law firm Houthoff has welcomed Paulus Merks as a new partner in the tax team.