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Robert Scarborough

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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International Tax




Robert is a partner in the international tax group at Freshfields. His practice focuses on cross-border financial, capital markets and corporate transactions. He regularly advises leading European and US banks, corporations and private equity funds. Robert currently teaches the international taxation course at Columbia Law School, as a member of the adjunct faculty, and he has served as chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Tax Section and in the US Treasury as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel. Robert received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and his AB from Harvard College. He has been recognized as a leading tax lawyer in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers and in the Chambers USA and Legal 500 directories.

United States: Tax

Financial products

Within: Financial products

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has a strong two-partner practice jointly led by Robert Scarborough in New York and Claude Stansbury in Washington DC. The group represents a variety of clients, including leading underwriters such as Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Securities, UBS and RBC Capital Markets. Recent highlights include representing a special committee of the board of directors of Two Harbors Investment in a $1.4bn spin-off of assets into the newly formed REIT Granite Trust, which will do an IPO. On the underwriter front it advised Citigroup Global Markets on 10 new CLO transactions worth $10bn. In New York, recently promoted counsel Dennis Caracristi and Reed Carey also have good reputations.

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Robert Scarborough - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Within: International tax

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP advises clients on international corporate structuring, transfer pricing, M&A, joint ventures and partnerships, reorganizations, private equity matters, capital markets transactions and structured finance, among other matters. New York’s ‘very knowledgeableRobert Scarborough assisted SEC-registered investment adviser MSD with the tax aspects of the formation of a joint venture with private equity firm KKR to acquire German research firm GfK, while Washington DC’s Claude Stansbury advised London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) on its $685m acquisition of The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices from Citigroup. Washington DC’s Reed Carey is a rising star.

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