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BDB Pitmans has announced the arrival of leading corporate tax partner Alex Barnes, who joins the firm from Memery Crystal, where he previously led the tax group. The appointment is effective immediately.

Alex has developed a multifaceted practice with a wide range of expertise across both corporate and real estate tax matters. He has previously practised at Irwin Mitchell and Eversheds Sutherland.

Working across a broad client base, he commonly advises SMEs on a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, tax reliefs and incentives for investors and tax efficient exit planning. Within real restate, he provides advice to developers, occupiers and investors – both offshore and onshore – in respect of both commercial and residential UK property. Alex is also qualified to advise on international matters, including withholding tax, double tax treaties and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (‘FATCA’).

Andrew Smith, Managing Partner at BDB Pitmans, comments:

‘Bringing decades of experience across a range of commercial tax issues, we are delighted to welcome Alex Barnes to the team. His expertise in both corporate and real estate tax matters will perfectly complement and enhance our existing services. His appointment also demonstrates our commitment to always finding new ways to better serve the needs of our business clients.’

Alex Barnes comments:

‘As we continue to adapt to an evolved business landscape, the increasing complexity of tax issues on corporate and real estate transactions requires thorough legal advice. I look forward to working at BDB Pitmans, a firm which strives to provide the highest quality of service to its clients, to expand their corporate tax offering and collaborate with the real estate team.’

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