The firm in question is looking to hire a well-established senior person to join its well-known and highly ranked tax team. The division is sector agnostic, but circa 50% of billings come from the FS Market, whilst Energy, Tech, Media are well established sub industries of the C&I market for the firm.
Strategy for the hire:
In the last 12-18 months, HMRC has hardened its attitude to large Corporates' and, having closed down most forms of aggressive tax avoidance practiced, is turning its attention to more vanilla positions! Therefore with "google tax" now the norm, many businesses are turning to advisors to understand their tax risk position as early as possible to mitigate and limit litigation scenarios.
There-fore working alongside an indirect tax & incredibly strong tax litigation team, you will work independently across sectors to have holistic conversations with Heads of Tax to understand their businesses/their relationship with HMRC and how the firm can be the go to advisor for all issue affecting the firm.
This is ideal for a confident Corporate Tax professional to step up into a Partner role, leverage a very strong client base, whilst relishing the opportunity to be a generalist. Your key competitors in the market will be the BIG 4 and Magic Circle firm but the Law Firm in question is incredibly confident in its brand/quality of people & strategy to challenge these competitors whilst offer a different, independent & better service.
The target market is large corporates (FTSE 250 and above and equivalents) across all sectors, although depending on the candidate the firm would be open to a sector specialist.
Please contact Una Ward for a confidential conversation.