Top 50 law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper has further expanded its corporate team with the appointment of tax partner Oliver Gutman.
Oliver, who joins the firm from Shakespeare Martineau, has over 20 years of experience advising large corporates, investment funds, owner-managed businesses, and individuals on a range of tax issues. His practice spans M&A, corporate restructuring, MBOs, equity and debt financing, private equity buy-outs and real estate acquisitions and development, with particular expertise relating to tax-advantaged investment products.
Partner Matthew Martin, global head of Penningtons Manches Cooper’s corporate practice, commented:
“Oliver’s deep knowledge and experience on complex tax matters will be a real asset; I have no doubt he will quickly become invaluable to the team and to our clients – we’re excited to welcome him aboard. He will also be a brilliant addition to the firm more widely as we continue our develop across a number of areas. We are delighted to welcome him to the partnership.”
“I’m thrilled be joining Penningtons Manches Cooper. The corporate and corporate tax teams have really gone from strength to strength in the last few years, with a number of brilliant deals as well as some great lateral hires. I’m looking forward to working with talented and committed colleagues and helping to contribute to the ongoing growth and success of the practice.”
Oliver’s arrival is the latest in a series of lateral hires into Penningtons Manches Cooper’s corporate team. Most recently, this included Mona Patel, a shipping sector specialist, who arrived in January this year, and capital markets specialist Adam Carling, who joined the firm last Autumn.