GT brings in EY man as financial services tax partner

GRANT THORNTON has bolstered its financial services tax team with the immediate appointment of EY’s Richard Milnes as partner.

Along with his post at EY, Milnes previously worked in international tax for Shell and as head of tax planning for Lloyds TSB before moving to a front office tax structuring and transactional role at Lloyds. He will be based at Grant Thornton’s London Finsbury Square office.

Milnes’ role will see him cover corporate and financial structuring for financial services groups and advising them on the tax implications of regulatory reform and emerging industry taxes, such as the UK bank levy.

Grant Thornton head of financial services tax Dana Ward said: “Richard joins our team at an exciting time for us, as we continue to grow from strength to strength. His in-depth technical knowledge and commercial acumen will no doubt add significant weight to our tax offering in the financial services space.”

Milnes added: “Grant Thornton’s expertise in the financial services sector is truly impressive and I look forward to complementing and helping grow this through genuine, relationship-driven services across the banking and capital markets landscape.”

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