LONDON (February 6, 2012) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery today announced that it has named Tom Scott as the new head of its London tax practice group. Mr. Scott is the second partner to join McDermott’s U.S. and International Tax practice this year.
Prior to joining McDermott Mr. Scott was a senior tax partner at global accounting firm KPMG LLP for six years where he was Global Lead Tax Partner for several of the firm’s largest clients. Before joining KPMG, he was a tax partner at Linklaters for 15 years, where he focused on the tax aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
“We are delighted to welcome Tom to McDermott,” said Lowell D. Yoder, partner and head of McDermott’s U.S. and International Tax practice group. “Tom brings a unique perspective from having served in senior roles at a top law firm, a top accounting firm, and most recently, academia. With his extensive experience in domestic and cross-border corporate tax issues, Tom will be able to work seamlessly alongside our Corporate colleagues on a variety of UK and European transactional work.”
“With his in-depth experience in corporate tax, tax strategy and dispute resolution, Tom will help drive forward the Tax practice in London,” added Hugh Nineham, partner and head of McDermott’s London office. “He is well known as a senior, experienced tax counselor with a strong reputation and an unusual combination of technical and commercial skills, who will fit right in with our team.”
Mr. Scott has broad experience across corporate transactions, international tax planning, tax structured finance, banking and capital markets tax, dispute resolution and tax litigation and property tax. Much of his work has been concentrated in the energy, retail and financial services sectors.
With a strong reputation among the wider tax and business community, Mr. Scott was until recently the Chairman of the UK branch of the International Fiscal Association, is a member of the Tax Advisory Board at PLC magazine and is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Oxford University.
Mr. Scott is a frequent writer on tax issues and has been published in the Times, International Tax Review, PLC Magazine and Accountancy. He has also contributed to books such as Tolley’s Tax Planning and Tolley’s Company Acquisitions Handbook.
McDermott Will & Emery has one of the largest and most comprehensive law firm tax practices in the world, advising its clients on all tax-related areas, including corporate, tax controversies, employment, private clients and international matters. The Firm’s depth of experience and sophisticated resources enable it to serve its clients’ every tax need. McDermott provides comprehensive tax services to clients, which means more time spent solving their tax problems and less time managing outside tax professionals.
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, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.