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Alvarez & Marsal opens its fifth UK office in Glasgow

Leading global professional services firm Alvarez and Marsal (A&M) has opened its fifth UK office in Glasgow as it continues its ongoing regional office expansion in the UK.

The new team will be part of Alvarez and Marsal Taxand, LLP (A&M Taxand), an affiliate of A&M, and will significantly bolster the firm’s tax advisory capabilities across the UK.

The team in Glasgow will enhance A&M Taxand’s funds, assets advisory and private client practices in the UK providing alternative asset management clients with advice and reporting services across the lifecycle of funds, from launch to exit.

In addition, the team will work with private clients in Scotland. It will work closely with other business units around the U.K., and globally, to “compliment clients” with A&M’s “full suite of advisory services”.

The new office, based at the heart of Glasgow city centre, will be led by Donald Campbell, who joins as a senior adviser from Deloitte, where he led the private client services team.

Campbell has more than 30 years of tax experience, advising both individuals and corporations on tax related to M&A, real estate, funds and succession planning.

He will be joined by Jordan Brown, who comes to A&M as a director from EY. Brown has over 10 years of experience advising private clients and asset managers on tax issues. Prior to joining A&M Taxand, he was part of EY’s funds tax team.

Campbell said: “Glasgow has long been a significant hub for asset managers in the U.K., so it was the natural next step for A&M to open its office here. We are committed to growing a team of specialists across all levels in Glasgow, who can advise clients throughout Scotland using A&M and A&M Taxand’s global capabilities and expertise.”

Marvin Rust, managing director with A&M Taxand UK and head of A&M Taxand Europe, added: “The opening of our Glasgow office marks a key milestone in A&M’s regional expansion strategy, following the launch of our Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham offices last year. In particular, Glasgow will be the first office in the U.K., outside of London, with an A&M Taxand team.

“Glasgow continues to grow in prominence as a centre for U.K. businesses. As a fast-growing UK city, we are committed to helping businesses here achieve their goals.”

In addition, Charlotte Walker, previously a Tax Advisor at EY, will be joining the team in Glasgow. Ms Walker has over three years’ experience advising asset management clients on tax matters.

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