April 15, 2019

New York, NY (April 8, 2019) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that UK solicitor Jane Scobie is joining the firm as a partner in the Tax Department in the London office. She was previously a partner at Dechert LLP in London.

Ms. Scobie advises clients on a broad range of complex corporate and commercial tax matters with a particular focus on private equity transactions including investments, private and public company takeovers, private fund formation and restructurings as well as other private funds issues. She also assists clients on employment taxation and share incentive arrangements.

“Jane’s extensive corporate tax experience and work with private equity clients in particular will further expand the transactional capabilities of our London team and complement the work that they undertake,” said Peter Burrell, managing partner of Willkie’s London office. “We are delighted to welcome her to the firm.”

“The firm’s private equity and transactional capabilities are highly regarded across many markets and are a natural fit for my practice,” said Ms. Scobie. “I am excited to join Willkie’s growing London team and contribute to its success.”

Willkie’s tax group is an international, multi-disciplinary team, providing sophisticated tax planning and structuring advice in a practical, timely and efficient manner. Our tax lawyers work closely with our M&A, private equity, insurance transactional, real estate, asset management and business reorganization and restructuring colleagues on complex transactions, both domestic and cross-border, to provide seamless advice.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of more than 700 attorneys with offices in New York, Washington, Houston, Palo Alto, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan and Rome. The firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue. Tel: 212.728.8000.

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