Marvin Rust, Louise Jenkins and Andrew Ponting join A&M Taxand

02 May 2018 3 min. read
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International consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal has added three senior advisors to its European tax consultancy arm, which operates under the Alvarez & Marsal Taxand brand. All three new hires – Marvin Rust, Louise Jenkins and Andrew Ponting – will serve the European market from the firm’s base in London.

Marvin Rust joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of Taxand Europe. Globally, A&M Taxand has around 2,000 tax advisers, including 400 partners, in more than 40 countries. The outfit competes with the tax consulting wings of the Big Four, as well as FTI Consulting, AlixPartners and other regional/local tax advisory players. 

Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, Rust was Head of the European Tax Services group of FTI Consulting and a Partner at Deloitte. He brings over two decades of experience in corporate tax advisory spanning over 90 separate transactions at FTI Consulting, Deloitte and PwC. He specialises in tax authority audits, transfer pricing studies supporting complex transactions and Advance Pricing Agreements. His track record has earned him several accolades throughout his career, including being named as one of the world’s leading transfer pricing advisers in a survey conducted by the Legal Media Group.Marvin Rust, Louise Jenkins and Andrew Ponting join A&M TaxandCommenting on the addition of Rust, Antonio "Tony" Alvarez III, Managing Director and A&M’s European Practice lead, said, “Marvin brings the right experience at the right time to A&M as we rapidly bolster our service lines to help clients meet new audit regulation and rotation change challenges. His track record advising corporates, private equity firms, and individuals on complex matters will enable us to provide clients with more rounded solutions, often at key moments in their business and investment plans.”

“Marvin is one of the most experienced and well-regarded tax advisors in the European marketplace; he is an ideal leader for our growing tax practice in the region,” added Ernesto Perez, Global Practice Leader of A&M Taxand.

Rust is joined by two other senior advisors – Louise Jenkins and Andrew Ponting. They both also transferred from FTI Consulting, and have been appointed Senior Directors at Alvarez & Marsal Taxand. Jenkins has nearly 20 years’ experience advising clients on compensation matters, previously serving FTI Consulting, KPMG and EY. Jenkins will lead A&M’s compensation and benefits offering, including advising clients on the design and implementation of equity and cash-based incentive plans for senior employees.

Ponting specialises in global mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity tax matters. He previously served Deloitte, NatWest Bank, PwC and FTI Consulting.

The trio of appointments demonstrate, according to Alvarez III and Perez, the firm’s commitment to growing its European presence and expanding its range of services in a period of growing regulatory and tax burden. Globally, Alvarez & Marsal has over 3,500 employees across four continents, also supporting clients in the area of strategy, restructuring, performance improvement, mergers & acquisitions and digital.