Ben Eaton has joined Goodwin Procter as a partner in the firm’s London office.
Eaton (pictured) comes to Goodwin from Allen & Overy in London.
As a member of the firm’s tax practice, Eaton’s initial focus will be on tax matters involving investment funds and real estate transactions.
He has considerable experience advising on the tax aspects of numerous types of funds, including private equity, infrastructure/renewables, debt, hedge and real estate. In addition to his multi-sector expertise in the fund formation area, he has advised clients on all aspects of real estate work, including investment, financing, development and leasing as well as cross-border transactions.
“We are delighted to have Ben join Goodwin as we continue to expand our client offering in London,” says Regina M Pisa, chairman of Goodwin Procter. “His experience in handling complex and sophisticated tax matters for clients on a wide range of substantial transactions further extends our ability to offer clients a comprehensive, sector-focused group of specialists in the real estate and private equity industries.”
Eaton has significant experience advising funds, banks and sovereign wealth clients based in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US on investment, financing, development, leasing, fund formation and debt matters.
He is a member of the Stamp Duty Subcommittee of The Law Society and of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group, and a former member of the Tax Committee of the Investment Management Association and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.