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Weil, Gotshal & Manges takes on new partners in London and New York

1 Sep 2009

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, a law firm with a private equity practice group, has expanded its international tax practice with two partners joining the firm in London and New York.

Brenda Coleman will be taken on in London, while Patrick Jackman has joined in New York.

Martin Pollack, co-chair of Weil Gotshal’s Global Tax practice, said, “The international experience that Brenda and Patrick bring is an excellent addition to the team at a crucial stage in the economic cycle.”

Coleman comes to her new role from being a corporate tax partner at Allen & Overy. Prior to this she was at Herbert Smith for 18 years, having originally trained at Slaughter and May.

Coleman has worked on the tax aspects of various corporate, restructuring, real estate and fund formation matters. Her experience includes advising on the restructurings of Nybron, Monier, Eurotunnel, Marconi, Boxclever and TXU. Most recently, she has advised HBOS on its £4bn (€4.55bn) rights issue with HM Treasury and its merger with Lloyds TSB Group.

Jackman was most recently a managing director and head of the international tax advisory group for Merrill Lynch, where he focused on optimising the tax efficiency of the company’s cross border operations.

Prior to Merrill Lynch, he was a partner in KPMG’s international corporate services and national tax group, where he played a lead role in the cross border transactional tax practice and was involved in all aspects of public and private mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and partnerships.

The two new partners join a team of 72 tax specialists located across the firm’s international offices.

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