Alvarez and Marsal Taxand, LLP (A&M Taxand), a London affiliate of global tax advisory firm Alvarez and Marsal (A&M), has strengthened its financial investors group with the appointment of Neil Fletcher as a managing director in the London office.
Fletcher’s appointment will help further A&M’s tax advice in private equity and institutional funds.
He has more than 25 years of experience and specialises in providing tax advice on mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, joint ventures and group restructurings, with a particular focus on international and cross-border transactions.
Fletcher spent 16 years as a partner at PwC in London, where he advised private equity funds, direct investing pension funds, sovereign investment funds and multinational companies.
Ernesto Perez, managing director and global practice leader for A&M Taxand, said: “Neil has joined the A&M Taxand team as we continue to acquire top talent in the market to assist with the expansion of our global practice. He is an important hire as we bolster our international and cross-border transactions capabilities both in the UK and the US.”
Marvin Rust, managing director and head of A&M Tax UK, added: “Neil is a significant hire for A&M Taxand, bringing together deep expertise of international transactions, his extensive reputation in the tax world and wide-ranging skillset to deliver best-in-class client advice.
“I also really like the fact that he has a strong track record of supporting and developing the careers of those in his teams, which reflects our approach and commitment to personal professional development here at A&M.”
Fletcher said: “A&M’s market offer provides a broader level of choice and a commitment to clients facing complicated challenges. I am excited to be joining an established pan-European team, with strong links to the US through the Taxand network.
“A&M’s collaborative approach, which brings together teams with deep specialisms from across the company for the benefit of the client, sets it apart from the wider market.”