Gowling WLG strengthens its tax team with partner hires

11 May 2023

Gowling WLG has strengthened its UK tax practice with the appointment of two new partners.

Matthew Poole and Paul Shaw have joined from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and will be based at the firm's London office.

Matthew and Paul are Corporate Tax specialists who bring a wealth of experience in acting for a broad range of clients, including major institutions and private capital. Their primary focus will be on complex multi-disciplinary transactions in the real estate sector and they will add significant strength in depth.

Paul Shaw said: "Gowling WLG boasts an impressive list of A-grade clients and we look forward to working with teams across Gowling WLG to seamlessly deliver on complex multi-disciplinary transactions for those clients."

Matthew Poole added: "I'm excited to join Gowling WLG's ambitious and growing tax practice and look forward to working with the highly rated real estate sector team to continue to deliver complex multidisciplinary transactions for the firm's clients."

The partners will work closely with Head of Tax, Lee Nuttall, and Corporate Finance and Tax group leader, Stuart Young.

Lee said: "Matthew and Paul are highly regarded tax specialists with broad experience and expertise advising on complex transactions. Their arrival will build on and increase our support for multi-jurisdictional clients and add further strength in depth to our team. We're thrilled to have them on board."

Gowling WLG's tax practice advises clients on a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investment funds, indirect tax, dispute resolution and transfer pricing.

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