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Global marketing director appointed for Taxand

Global marketing director appointed for Taxand

EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL TO LEAD MARKETING FOR THE FIRST GLOBAL NETWORK OF INDEPENDENT TAX ADVISORS

Taxand announced that Abigail Tarren has been named global marketing director. With a presence in more than 40 countries around the world, the Taxand network is comprised of tax consultancies and law firms specializing in tax advisory services and operates completely independently from the auditing field.

Ms. Tarren, who is based in London, joins Taxand from the UK-based tax firm Chiltern plc. While at Chiltern, she led a team of marketing and business development specialists and spearheaded brand strategy, marketing communications and business development. She also served on the international marketing committee for the launch of Taxand.

"Abigail's appointment is a significant step forward for the Taxand network and clearly demonstrates our commitment to the future development of the Taxand brand," said Frederic Donnedieu, chairman of Taxand and a partner in Arsene Taxand, Taxand's French member firm. "She has an outstanding background in marketing and business development and will play a key role in our efforts moving forward."

"In a very short time, Taxand has set the standard for providing independent and objective tax advice that contributes to our clients' success by anticipating and advising on the tax implications related to their most strategic business decisions," said Robert N. Lowe, Jr., CEO of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand and head of the Taxand international marketing committee. "As we look ahead, Abigail will be instrumental in continuing to raise the visibility of the Taxand network and supporting and enhancing our strong, global brand."

Prior to joining Chiltern, Ms. Tarren served as head of business development at Billetts, an international media evaluation consultancy. Earlier in her career, she worked in the non-profit sector, leading fundraising for the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.

About Taxand
Formed in 2005 by a group of premier tax firms from countries around the world, Taxand is the first global network of independent tax advisors. Since its launch, the network has expanded exponentially - underscoring the increasing demand among local and international companies for sophisticated tax advisory services that are free from audit-based conflicts of interest. Operating in more than 40 countries, Taxand has more than 300 tax partners and more than 2,000 professionals serving the global marketplace. Sixteen Taxand member firms were recommended as leading tax and transactional practices by readers of International Tax Review in a recent online poll and 78% of Taxand firms are ranked in the top tiers of the 2008 World Tax Guide.

Taxand member firms include:
Bruchou, Fernandez Madero, Lombardi & Mitrani, Argentina; Shaddick & Spence, Australia; AB Taxand Bvda, Belgium; Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao, Advogados, Brazil; Gowlings, Canada; Barros & Errazuriz Abogados, Chile; Hendersen, China; Gomez Pinson Abogados, Colombia; Eurofast Services, Cyprus; Bech-Brunn Lawfirm, Denmark; Borenius & Kemppinen, Finland; Arsene Taxand, France; Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Germany; Zepos & Yannopoulos, Greece;BMR & Associates, India; PB & Co, Indonesia; Fantozzi & Associati, Italy; Sojong Partners, Korea; Atoz, Luxembourg; Taxand Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Malaysia; Avanzia Tax Advisors, Malta; Multiconsult Limited, Mauritius; Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes y Fuentes, S.C. (MACF), Mexico; Van Mens & Wisselink, The Netherlands; Simon Rutherford Limited, New Zealand; Advokatfirmaet Selmer, Norway; Huzaima & Ikram, Pakistan; Miranda & Amado Abogados, Peru; Salvador Guevara & Associates, Philippines; Accreo, Poland; Garrigues, Portugal; Zaragoza & Alvarado LLP, Puerto Rico; Taxhouse, Romania; Pepeliaev Goltsblat & Partners, Russia; Garrigues, Spain; SkeppsbronSkatt AB, Sweden; Tax Partner AG, Switzerland; Erdikler, Turkey; Alvarez & Marsal Taxand UK LLP, United Kingdom; Alvarez & Marsal Taxand LLC, USA; Candal Consultores Tributarios & Corporativos, Venezuela. More information can be found at www.Taxand.com

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