Partners

Partners

Managing Partner
Jitendra Pattani

Managing Partner

Jitendra’s portfolio of corporate and personal tax clients covers a wide range of business sectors, with particular focus and expertise in the hotels, renewable energy and fashion retail sectors, where he acts for several high net worth clients with an international presence. Jitendra offers his clients technical expertise in areas that encompass corporate finance; including the due diligence of acquisitions and disposals and forensic accounting.

He has notable experience of Reporting Accountants’ work where he acted as Joint Auditor and Reporting Accountant with a Big Four Firm in relation to the pre-flotation due diligence work for a main market flotation.

Special assignments undertaken by Jitendra include advising on overall refinancing facilities of over £450 million for a substantial hotel Group in Central London; advising on the £260 million acquisition of a hotel in Central London; advising on the £100 million sale of a hotel in Central London; advising on the portfolio sale of a collection of solar farms with a gross deal value of in excess of £50 million and acting as part of an expert witness team assisting the High Court in relation to a client’s claim for damages against a major Utilities company, where substantial damages of £2.7 million were awarded by the High Court in a landmark case.

Jitendra joined Wilder Coe in 1991 as an Audit Supervisor and was appointed as the firm’s Managing Partner in 2017. He heads up Wilder Coe’s India desk, and in 2010 was awarded a British Government full Scholarship to attend an Executive Programme at the IM Ahmedabad, acclaimed as India’s Harvard, and ranked as one of the top international business schools. Through the programme, Jitendra gained valuable practical insight into the Indian markets, and was able to cultivate a valuable network of contacts, aiding both Wilder Coe Ltd and our clients in business dealings in India.

Professional Memberships

  • A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Audit
  • Tax Planning
  • Corporate Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Management

Sectors of Expertise

  • Renewable Energy
  • Hotels
  • Fashion Retail

Qualifications

  • FCA
Bee-Lean Chew

Partner

Bee provides her clients with a clear and understandable presentation of fact, in all matters relating to Forensic Accounting. As an experienced member of the Forensic Accounting team at Wilder Coe Ltd, Bee can support you with personal and corporate investigations.

Her expertise extends to the greater corporate arena where she has years of experience in audit, financial reporting and taxation. She has advised clients of all sizes, including multi-national groups, on the design and implementation of financial management systems and is particularly adept at complex I.T structures and internal controls. She frequently acts as the principal in due diligence, forensic accounting and valuation assignments.

Bee also provides CPD training to solicitors and fellow business professionals.

Bee trained with Wilder Coe and became a Partner in 2005.

As well as being a Chartered Accountant, Bee has a degree in Law from Kent University, a Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Strathclyde and is an ICAEW-accredited Forensic Accountant.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Member, Network of Independent Forensic Accountants
  • Accredited Member of The Academy of Experts
  • ICAEW-Accredited Forensic Accountant
  • Member of ICAEW Audit and Assurance Faculty

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Audit
  • Taxation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Reporting

Qualifications

  • FCA
  • MAE (Member of the Academy of Experts)
Chris Gent

Partner

Chris provides clear, tailored advice to each client on the preparation and completion of statutory accounts, corporate tax compliance and matters relating to corporate finance. As a trusted advisor and consultant to owner-managed businesses, his expertise and insight into the running of small and medium-sized businesses is highly valued.

Chris is passionate about bringing together the right people at the right time, to support each client to achieve their business objectives. He would be happy to assist you in expanding your contact base in London.

Chris is a Partner at Wilder Coe, having joined the firm in 2004. He previously spent three years at Lewis Golden & Co, where he qualified in 2003.

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Professional Areas of Expertise
  • Company Audit
  • Statutory Accounts Production
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Due Diligence
  • Business Planning
  • Consultancy
  • Networking

Sectors of Expertise

  • Software
  • Fashion
  • Hospitality

Qualifications

  • FCA
  • BA Economics
Ian Saunders

Partner

Ian is expertly positioned to advise clients on all matters pertaining to Company Secretarial services and Company Formation. His ability to communicate the types of structure that are available to you, coupled with his professional understanding of which structure would benefit your business best makes his support a highly sought after commodity.

Ian advises companies of all sizes on compliance under the Companies Acts and UK governance; the drafting of resolutions and specialist share capital and Articles clauses, as well as providing insights on general aspects concerning company law. He also acts as the nominated company secretary for public companies and has experience of filling this role for AIM listed vehicles.

Ian has managed the Wilder Coe Statutory department since 1997 and became Partner in 2010. In addition, Ian served as a Director of Artaius Ltd, the specialist outsourcing, formation and company secretarial arm of the Wilder Coe group before its merger back into the Wilder Coe business.

Professional Memberships

  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Company Secretarial
  • Company Formation
  • Overseas Incorporations
  • Companies Act Guidance
  • The UK Governance Code
  • Company Law and its practical applications

Qualifications

  • ICSA
Mark Saunders

Partner

Mark provides a comprehensive and committed service to his clients. His wide range of experience means he is equally able to advise business start-ups, family-owned/managed businesses and multinational organisations from a range of industry backgrounds. Mark’s technical services include audit, preparation of financial statements, corporate taxation, business planning and advice.

As an expert in preparing businesses for sale, Mark advises owners on all aspects from ‘Heads of Sale’ agreements to taxation consequences and the final contract. In addition, he has a wealth of experience carrying out Due Diligence relating to Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A).

Mark has served as the Global Chairman of Integra International, a global association of independent accounting firms and regularly travels to attend international conferences and network with fellow Integra members. Our membership of Integra provides our clients with a global advantage, as we can make strategic introductions on your behalf to Accounting, Taxation and Business Consulting experts around the world.

Mark joined Wilder Coe in 1984 and became Partner two years later.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Former Global Chairman of Integra International

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Audit
  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Business Planning & Advice

Sectors of Expertise

  • Property
  • Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Financial Industry Clients
  • Charities
  • IT & Technology
  • Start Ups
  • International Businesses

Qualifications

  • BA
  • FCA
Pauline Hudd

Partner

Pauline provides clients with practical advice and pragmatic solutions in relation to all aspects of stamp taxes. Her wide-ranging experience on corporate and real estate transactions means that she gives bespoke advice tailored to the needs of clients, whether they are major multi-nationals, financial institutions or individual investors.

She has a proven track-record in delivering outcomes on unwinding complex structures, working alongside lenders on re-financing projects and supporting corporate trustees and offshore lawyers in managing transactions across multiple jurisdictions.

She has also supported administrators and liquidators on assets disposals to realise value from property portfolios. In addition, she has worked extensively on public sector projects, ranging from urban regeneration to student accommodation out-sourcing. Her considerable expertise comes from her 14 years in practice at KPMG and through her previous role as Assistant Controller at HMRC Stamp Office.

Pauline joined Wilder Coe in March 2016 and was made Partner in September 2016.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) – University College Cardiff

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Stamp duty
  • Stamp duty land tax (SDLT)
  • Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)

Sectors of expertise

  • Hotel groups
  • Property investors and funds
  • Property developers
  • Charities
  • Financial Industry clients
Robert Bradman

Partner

Robert qualified in Scotland as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 and joined Wilder Coe in 2004 after having spent four years in New York working for a firm of Certified Public Accountants.

Robert was appointed an Audit Partner in 2010 and since 2014 has combined this role with heading up our Accounting Support department.

Robert provides both advisory and compliance services to his corporate clients, working closely with them on a range of areas including advising on business structure and providing financial analysis. Robert provides audit, accountancy and corporate tax compliance services to his clients, ensuring they comply with their statutory and legal obligations.

By providing important initial accounting and tax assistance to start up organisations, Robert affords you the maximum opportunity to succeed and grow your business over the longer term. Larger, more established clients also benefit from the tailored and in depth advice that Robert provides, helping businesses to meet both long and short term objectives.

Professional Memberships

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Statutory audit and financial statements preparation
  • Corporate taxation
  • Financial Services Authority audits
  • Solicitors Accounts Rules work
  • Financial projections preparation

Sectors of Expertise

  • Property investment
  • Property development
  • Trade associations
  • IT consulting
  • Solicitors Practices

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant (Scotland)
  • BA Accounting and Finance
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Tim Cook

Partner

Tim’s passion lies in helping his clients maximise their wealth through successful tax planning for the future. Whether you are seeking a solution on the most efficient way to implement your inheritance plans or would simply like some plain-English advice on your tax liabilities, Tim is expertly placed to offer you a highly professional and personalised service.

Having previously worked for HMRC, Tim is able to use his insights to assist with HMRC investigations and ensure that you are informed at all times, and can offer you clear and simple advice throughout the process.

His technical areas of expertise include, tax planning, pensions, emigration and trusts. Tim works with entrepreneurs, and families from a wide range of backgrounds, based both in the UK and overseas.

Tim joined Wilder Coe in 1996 and was made Tax Partner in 2001.

Professional Memberships

  • Affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Tax Planning
  • Pension Planning
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Trusts
  • HM Revenue and Customs Investigations
  • International Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax

Sectors of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurs
  • High Net-Worth Individuals

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