05 February 2024

Burges Salmon is pleased to announce the appointment of Silvana Van der Velde, who joins the firm as a director in its Corporate Tax team.

Silvana joins the firm from Travers Smith, where she was a senior associate in its Tax Department.

Silvana has extensive experience in the area of corporate tax, primarily within the private equity sector. Silvana specialises in transactional tax and provides advice to a diverse range of clients including investors, corporates, and management teams. Her areas of expertise cover a broad spectrum of M&A, structuring, and advisory tax matters, encompassing both domestic and international contexts.

Qualified in Scots law, Silvana is a Chartered Tax Adviser and member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Silvana comments: "Burges Salmon is renowned for its exceptional corporate tax services, boasting a stellar team and an impressive client-base. I’m thrilled to be joining the firm during this exciting phase of its growth strategy and by contributing to the delivery of excellent client service and bolstering its market profile, I look forward to making a meaningful impact at the firm."

Burges Salmon’s Corporate Tax lawyers have comprehensive knowledge of UK tax law, and deep sector insight, providing the highest level of legal advice to the firm’s clients. This increasingly includes sustainability and ESG considerations. Featuring a number of chartered tax advisers, the firm’s Corporate Tax team is renowned for delivering creative and effective solutions to clients across a range of industry sectors. Its clients including a wide range of UK and international corporate entities and groups, financial institutions and funds, as well as governmental and other public bodies.

Ian Carnochan, a partner in Burges Salmon’s Corporate Tax team, says: "We are very pleased to welcome a lawyer of Silvana’s standing to the team. She brings with her a wealth of experience. Her expertise in transactional tax matters will play a pivotal role in our continued growth and in enabling us consistently to meet and exceed the needs of our clients."

Silvana Van der Velde joined Burges Salmon on Monday 5 February 2024.

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Ian Carnochan

Ian Carnochan Partner

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