Clyde & Co appoints Rachel Fox as a Partner to Expand its Tax Offering
She was previously working at William Fry in Ireland
Global law firm Clyde & Co has appointed Rachel Fox as a Partner to continue strengthening its international presence. Operating from Dubai, she will head the firm’s tax practice, becoming a key figure in the firm’s global corporate & advisory practice.
Fox’s expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of tax matters. She has guided diverse clientele, including major multinational corporations, private equity firms, and investment funds. Her areas of proficiency are also international tax structuring, inward investment strategies, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property planning, and corporate restructurings.
In addition to Fox’s appointment, Clyde & Co recently hired two tax professionals, senior tax manager Eliya Nkerebuka and senior associate Imani Mselle in its Dar es Salaam office, offering expert taxation advice to both domestic and international organizations. Their combined experience spans various sectors, including telecommunications, energy, mining, and banking.
Sara Khoja, the Partner and Chair of Clyde & Co’s Middle East and Africa board remarked, “With increasing complexity in international tax matters facing clients in MEA, now is the perfect time for Clyde & Co to expand its tax practice in the region. We’re delighted that Fox has joined our team and will bring her expertise to existing and new clients seeking tax advice.”
Naji Hawayek, the Partner and Head of Corporate, Middle East, added, “Tax continues to be a fast-moving area of law in the Middle East since the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in 2017 and corporation tax coming into force in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in June 2023. Fox’s hire means we now have a dedicated tax partner in the Middle East. Our clients are already seeking advice on how to navigate the new tax requirements and her appointment responds to their needs.”
Fox commented, “Clyde & Co’s reputation and reach in the Middle East provides the greatest opportunity for building a successful tax offering. International clients will be looking for a full-service law firm that can handle the tax aspects of their projects and I’ll be looking to meet that demand.”
Fox has previously worked at William Fry in Ireland, where she was promoted to partnership in 2019.
Clyde & Co provides specialist taxation advice to domestic and international organizations globally, utilizing the network to ensure guidance and support on local legislation. In its three decades of existence in the Middle East and 59 partners operating across five offices in the region, the firm is committed to delivering top-tier legal services to its clients on a global reach.