London – Mayer Brown announced today that Ben Eaton has joined the firm as a partner in its Tax practice in London where he will focus on the tax aspects of cross border real estate transactions and investment funds.

Ben has extensive experience advising on the tax aspects of real estate investment, financing, development, and leasing, as well as the structuring of funds and joint ventures investing in real estate and real estate debt, and transactions involving real estate operating businesses. His experience covers the full range of real estate sub-sectors ranging from traditional office, retail and industrial to the private rented sector, build to rent, data centres, education, hotels, logistics, medical and science.

Ben joins from Greenberg Traurig, where he was a shareholder. He is a member of The Law Society’s Tax Committee and an associate member of the British Property Federation Tax Committee and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group.

“Ben has decades of experience advising on complex real estate transactions and finance matters,” said James Hill, head of Mayer Brown’s Tax practice in London. “The real estate landscape is becoming more complex, as clients look to alternative investments with more innovative funding solutions, all of which lead to more demand for commercially acceptable and efficient tax structures. Ben’s experience gives us additional bench strength and complements our existing offering of providing high quality tax advice to international real estate sector clients.”

Dominic Griffiths, Mayer Brown’s London managing partner, said: “Ben joins an exceptionally talented real estate transactions and finance team in our London office and adds a further dimension to our existing Tier 1 offering, as well as being able to offer specialised advice on private equity real estate and funds work.”

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