Former Magic Circle and Big 4 Tax expert set to grow WFW Tax practice as new partner hire

8 December 2015

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has hired Tom Jarvis as a new Tax partner in its London office. Tom joins from Deloitte, where he was a Director in the M&A and Funds Tax Group. Prior to joining Deloitte, Tom was an associate at Slaughter and May.

Tom has been named as one of the Tax Journal’s “40 under 40 to watch” where clients described him as going “above and beyond”, as well as “work(ing) extremely well with a multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional team”. He has extensive experience in advising corporates, private equity houses and inbound investors on a wide range of commercial transactions and tax consultancy matters.

WFW London Head of Corporate Jan Mellmann said: “Tom’s extensive experience across a broad range of tax services make him a great fit for Watson Farley & Williams. His practice and skills are complementary to the firm’s current tax practice and will strengthen the current offering of the tax team. He has extensive experience in our core sectors, meaning his skill sets will be a valuable asset to WFW.”

WFW Managing Partner Chris Lowe added: “As a firm our focus continues to be providing cross-border legal advice within our core sectors and, with the addition of Tom, WFW can continue to build on our ability to provide extensive tax services across the firm’s core sectors.”

Partner Tom Jarvis added: “WFW’s strategy and commitment to growing its London Tax offering makes this an exciting opportunity for me to develop a balanced and varied tax practice, benefitting both the firm and my clients.”