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Double hire further strengthens Harbottle & Lewis’ leading Private Capital practice

30 March 2020

April French Furnell

Harbottle & Lewis has announced two new hires – Marianne Kafena as a partner and Morag Ofili as a senior associate – to its private client team.

Marianne joins from Farrers and advises multinational families and their private offices on the range of legal and practical complexities that arise when personal, business and trust assets are shared by more than one generation. She has particular expertise in the Middle East.

Her advice ranges from establishing and supporting the work of family offices, to structuring international personal and business assets taking account of cross-border tax and succession. One of the important aspects of Marianne’s work is ensuring that those involved in implementing a family’s plan maintain the enthusiasm and discipline required to see it through as practically and simply as possible.

Morag, who joins from Mishcon de Reya, is a specialist in private client tax investigations and litigation, and is known for her innovative approach to dispute resolution. She assists high net worth individuals manage tax disputes in respect of both their personal and business interests on a number of direct and indirect tax matters.

Morag's practice also includes tax-related civil litigation. She regularly acts for clients in actions arising from failed tax planning – including professional negligence, commercial fraud and judicial review claims as well as insolvency-based disputes.

Glen Atchison, Managing Partner, said: “Welcoming Marianne and Morag, in addition to Sofie, is tremendous news for the Firm. All three women are well-established leading legal professionals, with each bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to our already stellar Private Capital practice. They will add so much to the team and we are very excited to have them join.”

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