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Taxand Appoints New Global Transaction Tax Leader

Taxand Appoints New Global Transaction Tax Leader
21 Sep 2010

Taxand, the world's largest global organisation of tax advisors to multinational businesses, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Fleming, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand UK, as Taxand's Global Transaction Tax Service Line Leader.

Ian brings 17 years' experience in corporate and international tax advisory to the role, with particular expertise in transaction tax and mergers and acquisitions for private equity firms. He will lead Taxand's team of transaction tax experts across the organisation's 50 countries to further develop client relationships and enhance the sharing of collective knowledge to continue providing high quality tax advice for Taxand clients.

Ian has vast experience in advising large and mid-market private equity firms on acquisitions and disposals and has led a raft of international due diligence projects from both sell and buy-side perspectives. He also advises portfolio groups on their post-acquisition strategy, helping them improve their tax profile and prepare for exit or refinancing.

Ian also brings experience in structuring transactions' tax efficiency to maximise returns to investors on specific cases, including multi-jurisdictional acquisition structures, US entities' investments in Europe, European entities' investments in the US and has also advised on multiple distressed debt acquisition structures.

Prior to joining Taxand, Ian was with the Private Equity Tax group of KPMG. He also has experience client-side as Head of Tax at a FTSE company. Whilst in this role, he was responsible for improving tax processes and managing all tax aspects of their acquisitions and restructuring.

In line with Taxand's policy of reviewing its global service line leadership every two years to ensure continuous development, Ian has taken over from Geert De Neef of Taxand Belgium as the global service line leader.

Transaction Tax is one of Taxand's eight global service lines and provides leading advice on the full spectrum of transactions including disposals, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, IPOs and refinancing arrangements. Taxand will shortly be sharing some of this experience through publishing a global guide to M&A tax which provides an at a glance insight into the tax treatment of mergers and acquisitions, worldwide. Other Taxand service lines include International Tax, Tax Litigation, Transfer Pricing, Indirect Tax, Real Estate Tax, Compensation, Equity and Employment Tax and Individual Tax.

Frederic Donnedieu, Chairman of Taxand, said:

"We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Fleming as Leader of Taxand's Global Transaction Tax Service Line. He has been a strong team member to date and the Board and I look forward to working even more closely with him in this new role. I am sure his appointment will be valuable to our clients and tax professionals alike as we look to maximise tax opportunities that can often be overlooked by clients in the heat of deal making."

Abigail Tarren
Taxand Global Marketing
T. +44 207 715 5243


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