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‘Fantastic addition’: Mishcon hires Withers’ wealth planning co-head

Mishcon de Reya has appointed Withers’ co-head of European wealth planning Filippo Noseda, who joins Mishcon Private on Monday (19 June).

Dual-qualified in England and Switzerland, Noseda has advised clients including governments and wealthy individuals on the establishment, restructuring and implementation of trusts and private foundations, as well as on UK and international tax issues. 

Noseda spent 14 years at high-ranking global private client firm Withers, where his top-tier personal tax, trusts and probate team was shortlisted in the Private Client Team of the Year at the 2017 Legal Business Awards.

Noseda joined Withers in 2003 and was made up to partner in 2006. His expertise includes wills and probate, generational succession planning and family governance.

James Libson, Mishcon’s head of private, hailed the hire of Noseda for his expertise in international tax planning and comparative law. ‘He is a recognised expert in the fields of international tax planning and comparative law and is a fantastic addition to our team.’

‘His experience with international issues complements our client base and will undoubtedly help us and our clients to navigate this unprecedented legal and political landscape,’ Libson said.     

Noseda said that having ‘helped build the comparative law capabilities at my previous firm’, today’s appointment ‘will enable me to focus on my core areas as part of a dynamic and well run multi-disciplinary firm.’

‘We are faced with some of the defining questions of our generation and Mishcon de Reya’s exceptional reputation will play an important role in helping define and resolve those issues’, Noseda added. 

Noseda’s arrival boosts Mishcon’s private client capabilities, where the firm is particularly strong in art and cultural property. The firm boasts clients such as the Gagosian Gallery and The Fine Art Fund Group.

Mishcon has been pro-active in securing lateral hires in 2017, appointing David Leibowitz and Joanna Lampert from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) as partners in April.

Restructuring and insolvency partner Leibowitz and real estate litigator Lampert, both joined Mishcon on 2 May. Leibowitz is the second departure from BLP’s restructuring and insolvency group in the last three years, after the firm lost highly-rated former head Ben Larkin to Jones Day in 2014.

Another key hire in 2017 for Mishcon was Jo Rickards’ arrival from Kingsley Napley. Rickards joined Mishcon’s business crime group as a partner, specialising in white collar crime such as corruption, fraud and money laundering.

For more coverage of Mishcon de Reya’s recent success, read: ‘The USP – What is Mishcon’s secret formula?’