Colin Hargreaves has been appointed global head of tax at Freshfields.
Hargreaves succeeds Stephan Eilers, who was recently appointed executive partner in the firm’s new management team.
Currently London head of tax, Hargreaves will take on his new role from January, for a two-year term.
Hargreaves has worked on corporate finance transactions, banking and tax-structured and asset finance.
“Colin is an outstanding candidate for this role thanks to an impressive track record, legal expertise that is second to none and strong management experience,” said Freshfields joint senior partner Guy Morton.
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