Mayer Brown boosts London and Brussels with tax trio

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw has strengthened its corporate tax practice with the addition of two London partners and a Brussels-based tax adviser.

Michael Cashman joins from Morgan Lewis & Bockius and James Hill joins from WilmerHale. They are set to join the firm’s London corporate tax and employee share incentives practice, reporting to Peter Steiner, with their appointments effectively doubling the number of partners in that practice area.

Meanwhile, Astrid Pieron has joined the firm’s Brussels office as a senior tax adviser having previously worked at Deloitte.

Cashman, who joins from Morgan Lewis on 18 June, is qualified in the UK and Australia and is also qualified as an Australian chartered accountant.

With experience of advising on UK and international tax issues, he has given advice to US firms seeking to list on Aim, US and UK restructurings and he also advises on the tax considerations of the asset management industry.

Hill joins the firm on 4 June from WilmerHale, where he was a junior partner. His main focus is mainstream UK corporate tax work with M&A and corporate transactions a main focus. He has a particular focus on the technology and life sciences sectors and also has experience of giving tax advice in relation to employee benefits.

Pieron, who also teaches at the University of Brussels, advises on international and Benelux issues including transactions and controversy.

Worldwide, the firm has around 100 tax partners with the majority based in the US and the remainder in Europe.