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Richard Baxter Joins FTI Consulting as Head of Indirect Taxation

LONDON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Richard Baxter as a Senior Managing Director and Head of Indirect Taxation in the Company's European Tax Advisory practice. He will be based in London.

Mr. Baxter has more than 25 years of experience advising both the public and private sectors across a wide range of industries specialising in indirect tax. He has advised both major UK and U.S. multinationals on domestic and international value-added tax ("VAT") issues, partial exemption methodologies, transaction-based VAT-planning, indirect tax compliance, customs duties, VAT technology applications projects (including supply chain related matters) and tax litigation. He has managed cases at the VAT Tribunal, the Higher Courts and the European Court of Justice. In his new role, Mr. Baxter will be responsible for providing clients with senior counsel regarding commercial VAT solutions.  

Commenting on today's announcement, Marvin Rust, Head of the European Tax Advisory practice, said, "Richard has extensive experience in advising large corporates on how best to navigate the complex world of indirect taxation management and compliance, as well as frequent regulatory changes. He makes an excellent addition to our team and will enhance our service offering to clients looking to manage tax risk, maximise cash-flow and achieve a competitive advantage."

Mr. Baxter joins FTI Consulting from Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, where he served as Head of the Global Indirect Tax Service Line since 2009. Prior to this, he helped build Deloitte's Indirect Tax Technology and Assurance practice, following a four-year term as Head of the UK Indirect Tax team at Andersen.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Baxter said, "I am delighted to be joining the Tax Advisory practice at FTI Consulting. I look forward to working with a team of highly renowned experts and an impressive list of international clients."

Mr. Baxter is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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