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Tax, Latin America Practice




United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

The ‘excellentDebevoise & Plimpton LLP team advises on tax issues relating to M&A, private equity (including fund formation), financing transactions, capital markets deals, derivatives and insurance matters. The ‘very creative, responsive and smartPeter Schuur assisted American International Group (AIG) with the sale of its Japan life insurance business, AIG Fuji Life Insurance, to FWD Group, while Peter Furci advised the private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on its acquisition of Capco from FIS, a global leader in financial services technology, which involved significant US and UK tax planning. The ‘outstanding’ Gary Friedman is also strongly recommended. Rafael Kariyev was promoted to partner in July 2017. All attorneys mentioned are based in New York.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s ‘proactive and thoughtful’ New York-based team, ‘one of the top in tax’, mainly provides support on transactions and also assists with structuring and planning in connection with private equity fund formation, financial services, insurance and other areas. The ‘outstandingPeter Schuur, who is ‘very creative, responsive and smart’ advised International Paper on its partnership with Graphic Packaging worth $1.8bn, while Peter Furci assisted Clayton, Dubilier & Rice with its $2.5bn purchase of HD Supply’s Waterworks Division via a carve-out transaction. Gary Friedman ‘provides solid, practical advice’, for example during the $14.6bn acquisition of Scripps Network Interactive by client Discovery Communications. Michael Bolotin supported Elliott Management with its $540m preferred-stock investment in Roadrunner Transportation Systems. Pacific Life Insurance Company and Schneider Electric are other active clients. Rafael Kariyev was promoted to partner in July 2017.

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