BLP raids CC for new head of tax

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has bagged Clifford Chance partner Michael Wistow for its newly created role of head of tax. Wistow will work with corporate tax head John Overs, head of personal tax Jonathan Kropman and Moira Protani, head of charity law.

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has bagged Clifford Chance partner Michael Wistow for its newly created role of head of tax. Wistow will work with corporate tax head John Overs, head of personal tax Jonathan Kropman and Moira Protani, head of charity law. The tax specialist is BLP’s second statement hire this year after it swooped for Herbert Smith real estate starChris De Pury in April (The Lawyer, 2 April). The firm also made a huge splash in the real estate market with the hire of Robert MacGregor from Clifford Chance in 2005. Wistow’s package is not yet confirmed, although it is understood that the firm has broken its lockstep arrangement for the headline hire. De Pury’s and MacGregor’s remuneration is understood to be more than £1m each.