Leiza Bladd-Symms

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A Director at LCN Legal, Leiza focusses on advising multinational groups, across a range of sectors, on the creation of legal substance for transfer pricing compliance, associated international restructuring projects and general corporate and commercial matters

A director at LCN Legal Limited, Leiza has built her specialist practice by working closely with tax and transfer pricing professionals in advising high profile multinational corporates on both the drafting, implementation and continuing management of intercompany agreements for transfer pricing compliance and on broader legal matters related to the same, including effective corporate governance, group reorganisations and cross-border joint venture and M&A transactions. With a client base that spans the globe, Leiza provides advice to a broad range of corporates headquartered throughout Europe, the US, Australia and the Middle East.

A regular speaker and presenter, Leiza has trained teams of tax and legal professionals across the globe on the legal implementation of transfer pricing and contributed to LCN Legal’s “Online Course on Intercompany Agreements for Transfer Pricing Compliance” listed by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Taxation as applicable to its Advanced Diploma in International Taxation. She also acted as editor to her colleague, Paul Sutton, in his authoring of “Intercompany Agreements for Transfer Pricing Compliance – A Practical Guide”: the seminal academic publication on this subject.

Leiza joined LCN Legal from the global multinational, A J Walter Aviation, where she was Head of Legal. During her time with A J Walter, Leiza acted on a wide variety of aviation, corporate and commercial transactions and was responsible for the management of all legal matters for the group. A large part of her role revolved around internal and stakeholder management and she was regularly required to advise the Board on the legal aspects of commercial decisions.

Prior to taking an inhouse role, Leiza worked at both Clyde & Co LLP and ”Magic Circle” firm, Linklaters. Whilst in private practice in London and Sao Paulo, she focused on M&A, joint ventures, cross-border and restructuring transactions. Acting for a wide range of clients across varied sectors, Leiza attained extensive experience in representing the interests of top tier corporates and private equity investors.

Drawing on over fifteen years of experience, Leiza is a business focused, commercial lawyer and noted for her ability to offer practical and effective legal solutions in a clear and accessible manner.

Fun Fact: Leiza presented a children’s television program when she was young.