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United States: Tax

International tax

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The team at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advises some of the largest corporations and private equity firms in the US on tax issues relating to M&A, financing, capital markets deals, investment vehicles, derivatives and insurance matters. In recent highlights, Gary Friedman led advice to Discovery Communications in its $14.6bn acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, and co-lead Peter Schuur advised Global Atlantic Financial Group on the reinsurance of approximately $9bn of fixed annuities and other spread-based reserves of insurance company Talcott Resolution. Co-lead Peter Furci advised Tribune Media Company on its $3.9bn sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group. Rafael Kariyev advised AmTrust Financial Services in a strategic transaction with Madison Dearborn Partners for a portion of AmTrust’s US fee businesses, valued at $1.15bn. Erin Cleary was recently made partner. Partner Vadim Mahmoudov departed to PwC as a principal in October 2017. Of counsel Burt Rosen retired. All named lawyers are located in New York.

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Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s New York tax group ‘consistently delivers a high level of service’ and has been called ‘one of the best practices for private equity and hedge fund formation’. Recent notable work in the private equity area included Michael Bolotin acting for EIG Global Energy Partners in the formation of a joint venture with FS Investments to manage the $4bn FS Energy and Power Fund, and also advising CVC Capital Partners on its investment in Republic Finance. The practice has also been active on several standout M&A transactions, an example of which included Peter Schuur advising American International Group on its $5.6bn acquisition of Validus Group. In other highlights, Gary Friedman advised Discovery Communications on its $14.6bn acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, while Peter Furci advised Tribune Media Company on its $3.9bn sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group. Rafael Kariyev ‘is highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable’ in the structuring and formation of private investment funds. Erin Cleary was promoted to partner in May 2018. Vadim Mahmoudov left for PwC in October 2017, and Burt Rosen retired from practice.

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