Weil Gotshal London hires A&O tax partner

Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired an Allen & Overy tax partner to bulk up its London office.

Brenda Coleman

Brenda Coleman

Partner Brenda Coleman will start in her new role in mid-September.

Weil London head Michael Francies said: “Our London corporate tax team, led by Sarah Priestly, has played a central role on a wide range of cross border corporate and restructuring work.

“Adding Brenda to the team is an important next step in offering clients ever more innovative tax solutions on an international scale.”

During her career Coleman has provided tax advice on a number of high-profile deals, including the restructurings of Eurotunnel and Marconi.

Weil’s New York headquarters has also bulked up its tax team hiring former managing director and head of international tax advisory at Merrill Lynch,
Patrick Jackman. Before his role at Merrill Jackman was a partner at KPMG.

Weil has gradually built up its London office. In July last year The Lawyer reported on the US firm hiring Shearman & Sterling corporate head Peter King (7 July 2008).

The firm also hired Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft restructuring partner Tony Horspool and finance partner Stuart Hill from O’Melveny & Myers last year.