McDermott Adds Senior Private Client Lawyer in London


LONDON (June 16, 2016) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today that it has appointed Simon Goldring as a partner in its rapidly expanding Private Client Practice in London.

Mr. Goldring joins from Trowers & Hamlins where he was a partner and head of the firm’s Private Wealth department. Prior to that he was at RadcliffesLeBrasseur where he headed up its tax and private client capabilities.

Simon Goldring has over 25 years of experience in domestic and international private wealth and taxation, including personal and corporate tax planning, domicile and residence planning, asset protection, wills, trusts, power of attorney, probate, and corporate structuring. He has acted for a variety of clients, ranging from High Net Worth Individuals, family offices and entrepreneurs to multi-national corporations.

“We are delighted to welcome Simon to the Firm,” said Carol Harrington, global head of McDermott’s Private Client Practice Group. “He is recognised as one of the most experienced private client lawyers in London. I am confident that the Firm will provide an excellent platform for his impressive portfolio of international clients, and that his strong client relationships will contribute to our further growth in this leading centre for international private client work.”

Mr. Goldring is a chartered tax advisor, a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), a Fellow of the Association of Taxation Technicians and he has an Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT). He has been recognised for his work in Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate by The Legal 500 2015.

Henry Christensen, head of McDermott’s International Private Client Group, added, “Simon is a well-known, trusted advisor to many of England’s High and Ultra-High Net Worth individuals. His arrival at McDermott will further enhance the Firm’s outstanding reputation in the global tax and estate planning realms.”

Andrew Vergunst, partner-in-charge of McDermott’s London operations said, “Since its inception in 2009, our Private Client Practice in London has been going from strength to strength, steadily turning into one of the leading private wealth teams in the market. It’s been very gratifying to see the practice expand and gather momentum with the appointments of such seasoned professionals as Charles Lubar, Jean-Marc Tirard, David Adler, Nick Holland, and now Simon Goldring. We’re excited about the future of this vital practice.”

McDermott’s Private Client Practice Group represents high-net-worth individuals, families and closely held businesses with an extraordinary focus on the client’s specific, unique objectives. The team of more than 75 lawyers and 30 non-lawyer professionals is recognized as the top private client practice in the United States and among the top practices worldwide. The practice operates out of offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Silicon Valley and Washington DC with lawyers regularly working together to service clients of the firm. These clients also include those active in the UK, the US, and other countries, particularly South Africa and the Middle East.

About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai. Recently, the Firm was listed in Band 1 for International Private Wealth by Chambers Global 2016, being the only US firm to do so.