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Deacons adds leading tax lawyer in Hong Kong with the hire of Travis Benjamin from Baker & McKenzie

We are delighted to announce the appointment of L. Travis Benjamin as leader of our tax practice. Travis's hire strengthens one of the firm's key growth areas and adds to our capability to advise on Hong Kong and regional/ international tax matters.

Travis, who has 12 years of experience in international tax planning and tax controversy work, including transfer pricing, will join the firm as a registered foreign lawyer. 

Travis was previously a special counsel with Baker & McKenzie's tax practice in Hong Kong, where he spent seven and a half years. Prior to joining Baker, he was with KPMG's tax departments in Hong Kong and Melbourne for four years. 

Travis has broad experience in tax and stamp duty planning work in the context of fund formation, public and private company M&A and restructuring, capital markets transactions, financing and services arrangements, intellectual property exploitation and employee remuneration planning in Hong Kong and across Asia. Travis also handles tax controversy matters, including revenue authority audits and Board of Review appeals. He has instructed senior counsel in Hong Kong and London on a wide-range of tax disputes. 

Travis has received numerous professional honours including recognition as a "leading lawyer" in tax in Hong Kong by Chambers Asia-Pacific and as a "leading tax controversy adviser" in Hong Kong by International Tax Review's Tax Controversy Leaders guide. 

For further details of Travis's experience, please click here.

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