Richard Ward > Debevoise & Plimpton LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
65 GRESHAM STREET
LONDON
EC2V 7NQ
England
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Work Department

Tax.

Position

Richard Ward is Co-Managing Partner for the firm in London, and Chair of the firm’s UK Tax practice. A broad-gauged UK corporate and transactional tax lawyer, Mr. Ward has advised an array of multinational clients on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, financing transactions and private equity fund formation and operation.

Career

Trainee and associate Freshfields; qualified 1985; Freshfields 1983-92; associate Bird & Bird 1992-93; partner 1993-2003; partner Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 2004 to date. .

Memberships

Law Society; International Fiscal Association (British branch).

Mr. Ward is a member of the international tax and tax reporting working group of Invest Europe, (previously the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association).

Education

Cranleigh School, Surrey; St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP stands out for its expertise in the interplay between US and UK tax regimes, predominantly advising on fund formation, M&A, financing and capital markets tax issues with US-UK aspects. The team is jointly-led by London co-managing partner Richard Ward and Matthew Saronson, whose practice consists of advising sponsors and investors on the US and international tax aspects of private equity funds and their operations.