“The ongoing growth of our tax team in the UK has been driven by our clients’ continued trust in us to work alongside them on their most important matters,” said Laura Charkin, partner in Goodwin Tax practice. “A partner of David’s caliber and technical expertise, with two decades of experience operating at the top of the market, is a great addition to the practice and we are delighted he has decided to join us.”
“David’s incredibly strong track record advising on fund formations and investments and the tax aspects of corporate restructurings aligns perfectly with the needs of our clients operating at the intersection of capital and innovation,” said Michael Halford, Head of Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice for Europe and Asia. “We continue to see a very strong flow of mandates from clients raising mid-market and large cap funds and David’s experience across multiple asset classes will be invaluable as we further bolster our existing bench.”
Irvine has over 20 years of experience representing multi-asset managers, private equity, infrastructure, real estate, debt and hedge fund sponsors and management teams on the domestic and international aspects of fund structuring, tax efficient incentivization arrangements and tax issues associated with their investment programs. He is also widely recognized as a market leader advising on the tax aspects of financing and restructuring transactions, particularly in the context of financially troubled debtors.
Irvine joins at a particularly expansive time for Goodwin’s European platform across its London, Cambridge, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Paris offices. Headcount has grown from 20 to more than 250 lawyers across these offices in the past five years. Irvine’s addition follows the hires of Hugh O’Sullivan, Dulcie Daly and Geoff O’Dea in London, Joachim Kayser in Frankfurt and Harry Ghillemyn in Luxembourg earlier this year.