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Brenda Coleman

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Brenda Coleman specialises in all aspects of corporate tax including private equity, fund formation, public and private M&A, restructurings, complex financings and tax disputes. Her experience includes acting for multi-asset managers, LPs, multinational companies, banks, hedge funds, Sovereign wealth funds and various UK Government departments. Brenda is a member of the City of London Law Society (Tax Committee) and on the Tax Committee of Practical Law.


Qualified Slaughter and May (1984), associate in Tax Department (1984-89); associate Herbert Smith Tax Department (1989-91); Partner (1991-98); Partner Allen & Overy (1998 - 2009); Weil, Gotshal & Manges (2009-13); Ropes & Gray (2013-).

Professional Memberships

Member, City of London Law Society Tax Committee


Born 1959. King's College London (1981 LLB Hons 1st); College of Law (solicitors finals, 1982).