ADE TAX EXPANDS PRACTICE

BY Martin Walker

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Former head of operational and securities tax at Deloitte joins firm as principal

UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON 1 January 2021 ADE Tax is pleased to announce the expansion of its tax practice. Martin Walker, former head of operational and securities tax at Deloitte London, joins the firm as principal.

Mark Bevington, managing principal of ADE Tax said: “I am delighted that Martin has come aboard. He combines legal expertise with a practical commercial approach and a problem-solving mindset. He has a reputation among clients as being a trusted adviser, is fun to work with and he has a fantastic network of independent experts in key jurisdictions. He will add a new dimension to what ADE Tax offers with his insights into transactions, management of tax risk and his financial services background.”

Martin Walker said: “I was drawn to ADE Tax’s focus on providing pure and targeted expertise that enables our clients to meet their commercial goals. Our clients need responsive advisers whom they trust to give clear and commercial advice that cuts through complexity and our structure is designed to support that approach. I’m thrilled to be joining forces with ADE Tax.”

ADE Tax helps large multi-nationals simplify their decision-making in relation to the most complex and high value tax issues and promotes workable and fair tax policy making through constructive and effective engagement with national and international tax policy makers. Since formation, ADE Tax has advised on some of the most significant and complex international and UK issues facing major multi-nationals and has represented clients in UK tax tribunals and the Court of Appeal.

Martin Walker is a qualified solicitor of nearly 20 years’ standing and was formerly head of operational and securities tax at Deloitte. He provides decision and policy support for financial services and blue-chip clients on a wide range of tax issues, combining technical expertise with practical commercial experience. He was an associate at Slaughter and May and EMEA tax counsel at Citi before joining Deloitte’s financial services tax team. He is a member of the Practical Law Tax consultation board and editor of Monroe & Nock on Stamp Duties.