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International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (3 March 2017) announced the appointment of Corporate Tax Partner Mark Brailsford. An expert in finance tax, he will be tasked with growing BLP’s tax advisory capability in the finance arena.

Mark will join the firm in May 2017 and be based in the London office. Currently at Osborne Clarke and previously UK Head of Tax at A&O, his specialism is complex international mandates advising clients on the tax elements of structured finance, securitisations, capital markets and derivatives.  During his long career, Mark has worked with financial institutions, funds and corporates, advising issuers, managers and trustees in relation to the tax aspects of international transactions. His appointment will enhance BLP’s breadth of expertise to clients with global interests.

Elizabeth Bradley, Head of Tax, BLP, commented: “Mark has an excellent reputation in the market and will bolster our already strong tax team. Tax is an integral part of honouring our commitment to provide all BLP clients with exceptional personal service and commercial advantage. Mark’s appointment will help us meet that promise by further expanding the breadth of services to clients, especially those within the finance sector and further demonstrates our global aspirations and capabilities.”

BLP’s is the largest and broadest tax practice in the City. The global team spans London, Germany, Moscow, Asia and the Middle East, and excels in delivering corporate tax advice on big ticket transactions, as well as wealth management advice to an increasing range of international private clients.

The appointment of Mark follows the recent hire of new Partner Ibrahim Elsadig to spearhead BLP’s first Corporate and Commercial practice in the UAE and Partner Marcus Dearle in Hong Kong. Marcus, who joined BLP in March 2016, is one of Asia’s leading Private Client and Family Lawyers and advises high profile Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) individuals and families on all aspects of private wealth.