Press Release

Ropes & Gray Enhances Tax Capability in London
Brenda Coleman Joins the Firm as a Partner

Practices: Tax

Ropes & Gray today announced that Brenda Coleman has joined the firm as a partner in its tax & benefits department. Ms. Coleman’s experience with a wide range of complex tax matters complements the private equity, restructuring, funds and finance capabilities of the firm’s London office, expanding its ability to serve clients on the execution of their global transactions. 

Ms. Coleman joins Ropes & Gray from Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP in London. A highly regarded, and tier 1 Chambers ranked, tax lawyer, she brings to the firm’s clients comprehensive experience in corporate and restructuring matters, including advising on cross-border M&A transactions, private equity matters and tax litigation. 

Maurice Allen, co-head of the London office said, “The London office has now grown to over 80 lawyers and the need for additional tax capability is a function of that growth and our commitment to developing our international tax capability.” 

“We’re delighted that Brenda will be joining our outstanding London team,” said Christopher Leich, leader of the firm’s tax & benefits department. “Clients will benefit enormously from her sophisticated counsel and knowledge developed over more than 25 years of tax practice.”

Ms. Coleman’s arrival marks the latest high-profile hire at Ropes & Gray’s London office, with investment management partner Michelle Moran joining the firm in August this year. This latest addition brings the London team to over 80 lawyers, including a senior team of 23 partners and counsel, and top-tier capabilities in debt finance, funds and investment management, high yield, restructuring, special situations, financial services regulatory, tax, corporate and private equity. 

Ropes & Gray, a global law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers and professionals, provides clients with execution of their transactions from offices in the world’s major centers of business, finance, technology and government—London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The firm is highly and consistently ranked for its practices in private equity, M&A, finance, investment management, hedge funds, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation, securities litigation and government enforcement.