New York, NY – August 7, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – The…

New York, NY – August 7, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Edouard S. Markson has joined the Firm as tax partner in the New York office.

“Ted is a great addition to Chadbourne’s highly regarded tax group and the Firm overall,” said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles O’Neill. “His diverse background in business and the law, in this country and in Europe, will play well with the Firm’s international client base.”

Mr. Markson, 37, most recently served as a Director in the Tax Advisory group at Credit Suisse in New York. In this role, he was tax counsel for the Investment Banking, Alternative Investments and Global Structuring business units. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Markson was a tax associate with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, structured financial transactions, and general corporate tax planning. He also served a 15-month rotation in Paris. Earlier in his career, he was a portfolio manager and analyst for an investment firm.

“Ted’s experience in investment banking, private funds and global financial markets makes him an outstanding member of our team,” said William Cavanagh, head of Chadbourne’s tax practice.

Mr. Markson holds an A.B. in history from Princeton University and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review. He also received the David M. Berger Memorial Prize for international law.

Chadbourne’s tax practice has played a significant role in transactions the Firm has worked on in over 90 countries. The Firm’s tax lawyers have planned, structured, negotiated and implemented numerous high-profile, tax-sensitive U.S. and cross-border M&A transactions and significant international reorganizations. Chadbourne represents numerous private equity funds and hedge funds and is actively involved in developing new financial products and state-of-the-art international debt and equity financing structures. Chadbourne tax lawyers have created and pioneered innovative, tax-enhanced private equity buyout structures. The tax group’s experience and creativity extends to a broad array of other areas, including asset based financing and securitizations, global private business and family estate planning, international investment funds, securities offerings, project financings, real estate transactions, solar energy and alternative energy structures and transactions.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Houston, London (a multinational partnership), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw (a Polish partnership), Kyiv, Almaty, Tashkent, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit

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