(LONDON) Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP today announced that leading tax attorney Sanjay Mehta has joined the firm as a partner. Sanjay comes from the respected City of London law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP. He is the fifth new attorney to join Katten UK in the past six months and marks another key step in Katten’s strategy to build its real estate, corporate and financial services capabilities in London.
Sanjay’s practice focuses on both transactional and contentious tax matters. He has wide experience advising on transactions involving banking, capital markets, structured and asset finance, M&A/private equity, restructurings and investment funds. Sanjay also regularly counsels clients on tax disputes with HM Revenue & Customs and tax-based contractual and indemnity claims on a UK and a cross-border basis.
Despite his relative youth, Sanjay has already been recognized as a leading individual in his field by Chambers UK and the Legal 500 UK. He also has wider industry recognition and a platform through key elected positions with several UK and international industry committees. Sanjay is an excellent addition to Katten in the race for talent against a number of larger law firm competitors.
Vince Sergi, Katten’s national managing partner, said of Sanjay’s hire: “In hiring Sanjay, we have secured ourselves a leading, ‘client facing’ tax partner who is well suited to servicing clients in the core areas of our London practice, which include real estate, corporate and financial services.”
Peter Sugden, managing partner of the London office, added, “We have not just strengthened our tax capabilities in London, we have hired a top caliber tax practitioner who will be able to significantly advance our clients’ and Katten’s own goals on a UK and a cross-border basis. This marks another key milestone in our strategy to develop in London a practice that caters to our clients’ key needs in connection with the raising and deployment of capital.”