Saffery Champness appoints Edinburgh partner as head of international practice group

Emma Hendron

Accountancy firm Saffery Champness has today announced that partner Emma Hendron has been made head of the firm’s international practice group.

An Edinburgh-based partner, Ms Hendron specialises in international private client matters, advising a client base that includes entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and family offices. In 2014, Emma was named as one of ePrivateClient’s Top 35 under 35.

The firm’s international practice group focuses on clients with interests in multiple jurisdictions, from across the firm’s key business areas including tax, audit, business advisory, corporate and overseas. Current initiatives include driving forward Saffery Champness’ family office offering as well as the firm’s growing China desk.

Ms Hendron will work closely with partners across the UK and in overseas offices in Guernsey, Geneva, Zurich and Dubai, as well as with the Nexia International network, of which Saffery Champness is a UK member. Nexia International is a major global network of accounting and consulting firms, with a presence in over 115 countries.

Matthew Burton, managing partner at Saffery Champness, said: “I am very pleased to appoint Emma as Head of our International Practice Group. We take great pride in our reputation for helping globally mobile clients to successfully navigate the UK’s complex and changing tax legislation and Emma’s keen insight, strong client relationships and her wealth of knowledge and expertise make her superbly well placed to continue the development of our International client offering.”

Emma Hendron, head of the International Practice Group at Saffery Champness, added: “In the global economy, the world is a much smaller place for our clients both corporate and personal, the majority of whom have international connections. At this time of heightened risk and increasing regulation, an international perspective has never been more important. I am excited to be taking on this role, and look forward to building further on the reputation for excellence that the International Practice Group has become well known for.”

She takes over the role from Clare Cromwell, who will now head up the firm’s London-based tax group.

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