Kingsley Napley has announced that Matt Spencer has joined the firm as a partner to help build a new tax practice.
He joins from DAC Beachcroft where he has worked for the last nine years. He advises on the efficient structuring of a wide range of corporate and real estate transactions including M&A, land transfers, developments and leases.
He also brings with him expertise in employment tax issues and the structuring of employee incentive schemes as well as VAT issues in the public and private sector. He has experience advising clients across a range of sectors from tech to house builders or landlords, and consultancy companies to public bodies.
His arrival follows the appointment of partner Laura Harper in the summer from the London office of McDermott Will and Emery with a background in UK tax, trust law and international estate planning for both UK and non-domiciled individuals.
Together they both will develop and lead the firm’s tax capabilities, supporting clients from practice areas across the firm including corporate and commercial, real estate and construction, employment, private client and family and divorce.
Spencer said: “I am excited to be given the chance to build and grow the firm’s tax practice, working in conjunction with Laura and with a focus on providing advice in plain English.
“We look forward to assisting the various excellent teams at Kingsley Napley and their clients who will benefit from our skill-sets.”
Linda Woolley, managing partner, Kingsley Napley, added: “I am delighted to welcome Matt to the firm. Having tax expertise in-house will significantly strengthen our client offering and will be invaluable to clients across a broad range of practice areas.”