A leading Private Equity Fund based in Paris, London and New-York approached us in relation to a complex search for a Tax Director to be based in Paris or London.
The main challenge was that the client’s Tax Director was leaving, making the search very time sensitive and yet we still had to be very selective as they needed a top tier candidate, qualified in France but able to cover tax issues in multiple jurisdictions.
Our strategy was to target excellent tax teams in top law firms working on international matters.
Also, we looked at firms in which it is very difficult to make partner to maximise our chances of finding candidates who would consider moving in-house.
The successful candidate had 8 years of experience in a leading French firm and had a strong international background. To reach the successful outcome we had to convince the candidate that moving in-house was the right thing for his career and maintain his motivation throughout our client’s internal hiring process.
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