Mark McKay joins A&M Taxand as Managing Director

27 March 2023 2 min. read
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The UK wing of Alvarez & Marsal has strengthened its Taxand wing – with the appointment of Mark McKay. An expert in indirect taxation offerings, McKay joins as a Managing Director.

Speaking on his appointment, McKay, said, “A&M’s reputation in the market, alongside the practice’s ambitious plans for expansion, are what really differentiate the firm from its peers. The evolving regulatory landscape and rapid technological advances mean that we as advisors need to be as flexible and dynamic as our clients.”

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand (A&M Taxand) is an independent tax group affiliated with global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal. Consisting of experienced tax professionals, dedicated to providing customised tax advice to clients and investors across a broad range of industries, the firm offers clients a choice in advisors who are free from audit-based conflicts of interest, from the US, as well as in the UK from its base in London.

Mark McKay, Managing Director, A&M Taxand

McKay brings more than 17 years of experience with indirect taxes to A&M Taxand, having spent his career focusing on the funds and financial services sector in particular. Most recently, he was Senior Director for PwC focusing on VAT issues arising from transactions, restructurings and supply chain changes. He also held senior roles with Deloitte and EY in the UK and the Middle East.

As Managing Director in London, he will help A&M Taxand expand its indirect tax practice, as businesses look to reduce costs during a period of sustained inflation. The team of indirect tax advisers McKay joins is led by Managing Director, Mairéad Warren De Búrca.

Marvin Rust, Managing Director and European Tax Practice Leader at Alvarez & Marsal Taxand UK, remarked, “We’re excited to welcome Mark to the A&M Taxand team. His wealth of experience providing proactive and practical VAT advice to banks and investment funds, will prove invaluable as Mark drives our funds and FS VAT offerings and initiatives.”

According to Rust, the appointment exemplifies A&M Taxand’s ambitious growth plans. McKay’s arrival will be the first of a number of planned Managing Director hires relating to indirect tax work, alongside other senior appointments in the practice.

Ernesto Perez, Global Practice Leader of A&M Taxand, added, “Mark’s appointment and the growth of our indirect tax practice demonstrates our commitment to continuing to support clients navigate this complex area of tax. The vast expertise within the EMEA team, combined with the indirect tax capabilities in the US and other markets, will help our global clients address the multiple indirect tax issues that continuously arise regardless of where they are in the business life cycle.”