Stuart Sinclair joins EY as Partner in London

14 July 2021 2 min. read
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As EY grows its international tax and transaction services practice, it has named Stuart Sinclair as a Partner in its London office. Joining from US law firm Akin Gump, Sinclair will focus on building out EY’s financial services credit fund and restructuring team.

Commenting on the news, Mark Boyle, EMEIA Financial Services International Tax and Transaction Services Leader at EY, said, “Stuart is a key hire for EY, and his arrival is a further boost to our leading Financial Services Tax practice… Stuart’s expertise in credit funds will be particularly crucial as this segment of the market continues to see accelerated growth in an ever-changing international landscape.”

EY stated in a press release that it was committed to “building a best-in-class team that advises and supports financial institutions” as clients prepare to navigate an increasingly complex global tax and regulatory environment in 2021. Its international tax practice help clients to manage and meet tax obligations, creating strategies that address the tax risks businesses face, meet cross-border reporting obligations and deal with transfer pricing issues. The team consists of over 300 tax professionals, led by 20 partners.

Stuart Sinclair joins EY as Partner in London

Noting that the wing is in “serious growth mode,” Angela Dawes, UK Financial Services Tax Leader at EY, added that this year had seen EY’s “largest ever intake of partners and associate partners.” She noted that EY was pleased to count Sinclair as one of its leading financial services tax specialists as part of that growth.

Sinclair brings with him a wealth of experience across a broad range of practice areas, having advised some of the largest global credit funds on fund formations. He has also supported the structuring of numerous complex cross-border transactions. Prior to joining EY, Sinclair was a Tax Partner at US law firm Akin Gump, where he spent six years in total.

He reflected on his appointment, “I am thrilled to join the EY partnership and look forward to working with such a high performing international tax team. EY’s ambitions are strong, which matches the market demand, notably in the credit fund space, where firms are reporting growth, whilst facing legislative change headwinds.”