Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has built up its tax offering with the hire of corporate M&A tax specialist, Laura Board.
Laura, who has 11 years’ experience of advising clients on tax issues, will be based at the firm’s London office.
She joins as a Partner from law firm Bird & Bird. Previous to that, Laura trained and practised at Nabarro.
Shoosmiths partner, Laura Board, said: “Shoosmiths has an exceptionally strong tax team and is also well known in the market for its corporate M&A expertise, brilliant collegiate culture and collaborative approach.
“I am extremely excited to join a fast-growing team where I can make an important contribution to its further development.”
Partner and Head of Tax at Shoosmiths, Tom Wilde, said: “It is great to have Laura at Shoosmiths to further build our corporate M&A tax capability. Laura is evidently a strong team player, adept at building strong, firmwide client relationships.
“Her commercial and proactive approach is completely aligned to Shoosmiths’ values, as is her ability to provide clear and concise advice to help clients understand what can often be a complex area of law.”
Shoosmiths tax team provides pragmatic, commercial tax advice on both one-off transactions and ongoing business arrangements. Comprising of 14 lawyers, accountants and tax advisers, the team advises on UK and multi-jurisdictional transactions including mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, restructuring and demergers; employee incentives and share schemes; EIS and VCT schemes; and real estate tax, including tax structuring of complex development projects.
Shoosmiths has one of the most active and dynamic corporate teams in the UK in terms of M&A deals done, providing tailored advice to corporate clients.