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Claude Stansbury

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Claude is a partner based in Freshfields’ Washington, DC office and has a wide-ranging tax practice advising large corporations on domestic and international restructurings, mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Claude also has extensive experience advising private equity funds on fund and portfolio company investment structures, take-privates, financing of portfolio companies and leveraged recapitalizations, workouts, PIPES and convertible securities and tax-advantaged exits. Claude is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was admitted to the California and District of Columbia bars as well as to the United States Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims and the United States Supreme Court.

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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International tax

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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