LONDON – Media, technology and IP law firm Wiggin LLP today announced that Ceri Stoner, a corporate tax specialist, will join the firm as a partner in the corporate practice from 1 October 2018. The hire continues the expansion of the firm’s corporate practice following the promotion of Jason Fisher to the partnership in April 2018.
Ms Stoner has particular expertise in relation to mergers and acquisitions, private equity and financing transactions, with significant experience in transaction structuring, corporate reorganisations and incentive arrangements for management and other employees in conjunction with a business sale or acquisition. Ms Stoner’s practice also includes advising in relation to the resolution of disputes with HMRC and contentious tax issues. She has advised on cases ranging from the First Tier Tribunal to the Court of Appeal.
John Banister, CEO of Wiggin said: “We are delighted to welcome Ceri to the partnership. We have a strategy of growth and investment and Ceri will further strengthen our service offering to our clients in our core markets for media, technology and brands. Our partner numbers have grown over 30% in the last year with three internal partner promotions, lateral hires and a merger bringing the partnership from 28 in January 2017 to 38 from 1 April 2018.”
Ms Stoner was previously a managing associate at Mishcon de Reya LLP, having trained and qualified at Ashurst LLP. Ms Stoner is a contributing author to LexisPSL Share Incentives. She is also a specialist speaker for LexisWebinars, covering the salient issues in a “review of the latest tax consultations (2018)”.
Wiggin’s corporate team works for many of the biggest names in media and technology and also regularly advises entrepreneurial, high growth businesses and the creative talent and investors behind them.
Wigign’s internal partner promotions in 2018 were Chris Hammond, (Film & TV), Alex Lea (Film & TV) and Jason Fisher (Corporate). In November 2017, Wiggin was joined by IP law firm Redd, which brought 20 specialist IP lawyers into the business.