Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has hired Jim Charlton and Miles Humphrey into the Firm's tax practice. Jim will be based in London, and Miles in New York. Both join the firm this January, 2022.

Jim and Miles join from Deloitte, and have strong market reputations for developing innovative solutions to client problems, acting as an accelerator for relationship development on new and existing clients.  Jim was based in the business's FTSE team in London, while Miles headed their hugely successful UK desk out of New York.  

Both Jim and Miles focus on international projects for large MNEs and also significant Financial Services MNEs, with particular expertise in financing, tax reform, hybrids and other BEPs related matters. They each have a strong market reputation and innovative approach for acting as an accelerator for relationship development on new and existing clients. 

James Wilson, Baker McKenzie's Head of Tax Planning, Transactions & Policy Group, said:

"We’re looking forward to welcoming Jim and Miles to the team. Jim's familiar with  - and enjoys - growing focused market facing teams, and has an excellent track record of helping talented people on their journey to partnership and senior industry positions. And Miles' strong market reputation for being the first to develop solutions to client problems shows an enviable innovative approach. These attributes chimes brilliantly with the Baker McKenzie culture."

Baker McKenzie's Global Tax Chair, Antonio Russo said: 

"Tax is one of Baker McKenzie's strategic areas of growth and one in which we have seen great strides in the past few years. BEPS 2.0 and Biden law changes have created a market opportunity; the rules for both regulatory frameworks are complex and clients need our advice to help the navigate the changes necessitated by each. Both Jim and Miles will bring a lateral view and strength to the practice, enabling yet deeper expertise and understanding for our clients."

Jim and Miles' hires follows a number of recent significant lateral senior tax appointments in both the US and EMEA to further expand the Firm's top tier global tax practice. In the US this includes, Sibel Owji (San Francisco), Ethan Kroll (Los Angeles) and Steven Tseng, (New York). In EMEA, Stephanie Pantedilaki (London), Chiara Giorgia Monga (Milan), Dr. Raffaele Petruzzi (Vienna), Florian Gimmler and Hans-Martin Eckstein (Frankfurt).
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