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Erika Nijenhuis

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton


Erika Nijenhuis is a partner based in the New York office. Ms. Nijenhuis advises sovereigns and multinationals on capital markets transactions. She is a leading expert on the taxation of derivatives and bank regulatory securities and a highly regarded commentator on tax policy issues, resulting in rare debt/equity guidance, and tax regulations addressing subchapter C, withholding and information reporting.  She is also a prolific author and speaker.


Ms. Nijenhuis joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1997.


Ms. Nijenhuis is a member of the Bars in New York and Washington State as well as an Executive Committee Member and Former Chair (2009-2010) of the NYSBA Tax Section. 


Ms. Nijenhuis received an LL.M. in taxation from New York University in 1997, and a J.D. in 1987 and an undergraduate degree in 1982 from the University of Pennsylvania.

United States: Tax

Financial products

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Erika Nijenhuis - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

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The New York-based team at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is strong in sovereign debt offerings and has recently worked on high-value issuances for Argentina, Chile, Indonesia and Senegal; Erika Nijenhuis leads this work. Alongside Corey Goodman and Doug Borisky, Nijenhuis also advised various underwriters, initial purchasers and placement agents, including Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, on hundreds of real estate mortgage investment conduit transactions and numerous CLO transactions. William McRae is another name to note, as are team leaders Diana Wollman and Jason Factor.

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US taxes: non-contentious

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Erika Nijenhuis - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

According to one client, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton¬†possesses ‚Äėone of the most distinguished tax practices in the US‚Äô¬†and leverages its ‚Äėstrong‚Äô corporate team in transactional M&A work, in addition to maintaining a strong track-record in capital markets transactions and real estate matters. In a display of its skills in private equity and investment funds, Jason Factor¬†and Corey Goodman¬†are continuing to act for long-term client Warburg Pincus and its portfolio companies in various transactions, such as Allied Universal's recently closed $1bn acquisition of US Security Associates from Goldman Sachs. Factor and Meyer Fedida¬†also worked on the formation of various private equity funds and transactions on behalf of TPG, including TPG Asia VII, the seventh fund in the TPG Asia and its investments in Uber Technologies. Other highlights include assisting Honeywell on the tax-free spin-off of its Homes and ADI Global Distribution business, and structuring the $1.1bn business cooperation agreement between its client, Alphabet, and HTC Corporation. William McRae¬†is the ‚Äėgo-to‚Äô figure for structuring in-bound investments, private equity and REITs. James Duncan, Erika Nijenhuis, Yaron Reich¬†and senior counsel James Peaslee¬†are also of note. All lawyers are based in New York.

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