K&L Gates recruits King & Wood Mallesons partner in London
K&L Gates has recruited a longstanding partner from King & Wood Mallesons, hiring tax partner Giles Bavister. Bavister spent more than 15 years at KWM and legacy firm SJ Berwin. He is the latest in what now amounts to a list of partners who have left the firm this year.
Bavister advises on the structuring and implementation of tax-efficient acquisitions and disposals, the structuring of portfolios and fund investments, commercial and residential property developments, as well as investment in other asset classes such as renewable energy and student housing. Notably, he was listed as a "key contact" in the corporate tax world by The Legal 500.
Bavister is the third partner joining K&L Gates' London office this year.