Firms To Watch: International tax

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP provides tax advice in structuring transactions that comply with federal, state and foreign tax laws.

International tax in United States

Baker McKenzie LLP

Baker McKenzie LLP advises multinational companies on all aspects of their international and domestic tax matters including large multijurisdictional supply chains, IP company, post-acquisition integration and other restructurings. The team handles the full spectrum of tax-related matters from international and domestic tax planning and M&A taxation to tax disputes and transfer pricing. The practice is co-led with Chicago-located Julia Skubis Weber focusing on issues such as international tax planning and cross-border tax issues. Reza Nader is based in New York and advises clients on US federal income taxation. Practice group chair Salim Rahim operates out of Washington DC is experienced in transfer pricing matters including planning, compliance and tax controversy. Stewart Lipeles advises multinational corporations in connection with international tax planning. Other key practitioners include Rafic Barrage and Houston-based Jonathan Martin.

Practice head(s):

Salim Rahim; Reza Nader; Julia Skubis Weber

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Martin; Rafic Barrage; Sam Pollack; Stewart Lipeles


‘Julie Skubis Weber and Sam Pollack are always client-focused and proactive. They deliver valuable advice at every opportunity.’

‘Technical tax advisors with business savvy, practical, efficient and great business partners.’


Key clients


Johnson & Johnson

Western Digital Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Cigna in connection with certain US and non-US tax aspects relating to the divestiture of its life, accident and supplemental benefits businesses.
  • Advised Johnson & Johnson on their global restructuring project involving the carve out of their consumer products business.
  • Represented Western Digital Corporation and its subsidiaries on tax matters.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

The New York-based tax department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP designs tax-efficient structures for an array of US and cross border transactions, including, mergers, spin-offs, joint ventures, private equity fund formations, acquisitions and internal restructurings. Lauren Angelilli heads the practice and focuses on advising clients on the tax and structuring aspects of M&A, joint ventures and SPACs. Ronald Creamer Jr.  regularly counsels clients on the execution and IRS review of tax-efficient financing techniques and capital market strategies. Len Teti possesses expertise in connection with the execution of spin-offs and Christopher Fargo advises on tax issues in M&A transactions. Andrew Davis focuses his practice on private equity transactions as well as securities offerings, while Arvind Ravichandran advises on restructuring transactions and related financings. Stephen Gordon retired as a partner in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Lauren Angelilli

Other key lawyers:

Ronald Creamer Jr; Len Teti; Andrew Davis; Arvind Ravichandran; Christopher Fargo


‘Smart, technically competent tax professionals with good communication skills, business acumen and client relationship skills.’

‘Consistently higher quality partners and associates than competitors, speedy response rates to queries and thorough preparation and provision of tax advice.’

Key clients


AngloGold Ashanti

Brookfield Renewable

Deutsche Telekom


Johnson & Johnson

Micro Focus



SMBC Aviation


The Walt Disney Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Brookfield Renewable in connection with its strategic partnership with Cameco to acquire Westinghouse for $8billion.
  • Provided tax advice to RWE in connection with its pending $6.8 billion acquisition of the Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses.
  • Provided tax advice to SMBC Aviation Capital in connection with its pending $6.7billion acquisition of Goshawk Aviation.

DLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US) routinely handles tax advisory work on multinational companies’ cross-border integrations and resolves complex jurisdictional issues The practice is well-versed in transfer pricing matters such as international transfer pricing disputes, intercompany transactions, advanced pricing agreements and cross-border supply chain restructuring. The team operates across a range of industries such as technology, industrials and life sciences. Alison Maxwell leads the team out of Seattle and assists clients in legal entity rationalization and intellectual property planning. Sang Kim is based in Silicon Valley and concentrates on operational structuring and joint ventures while New York-located Kevin Glenn works on a broad range of cross-border tax planning issues and opportunities.

Practice head(s):

Alison Maxwell

Other key lawyers:

Sang Kim; Kevin Glenn


‘DLA Piper as a team is responsive and timely, and thorough on the issues requested.’

‘DLA Piper brings a wealth of knowledge for multi-national legal projects. They bring a deep bench of talent with local knowledge across the globe. But they also keep a pragmatic view to simplify complex topics versus making a simple topic complex. In a few cases DLA Piper really delivered with deep knowledge to pressure test items with expert local knowledge in certain countries.’

‘Alison Maxwell, client partner did an outstanding job. She assembled a top team of experts across several different domains in the US and international team. She led the engagement and efficiently determined when to get involved to ensure a smooth, quality and efficient product that met her clients expectations. She was very good at listening to her client and making adjustments to deliver the planned outcome. She coached team members to make course corrections and looped in expert resources with the appropriate skill sets at the right time.

‘We rely on DLA Piper’s international tax practice to be our lead point of contact connecting us with corporate/employment/other counsel as needed globally. That is a unique relationship for us that other firms do not offer.’

‘Alison Maxwell has been our go to partner. She is willing to make sure we get what need on large or small projects. It’s always about making sure the client is satisfied.’

‘DLA’s international tax practice is one of the very few law firm practices that stands alone. It’s a good set up for corporates looking for high-end international planning.’

‘Kevin Glenn is the lead and a superstar. He helped us come up with some real plans that we implemented.’

‘A can-do attitude and a seamless cross functional technical team. This team provides outstanding customer service.’

Key clients

Moody’s Corporation

Crocs Inc.

Juniper Networks

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

MKS Instruments


Coupa Software


Yamaha Motor Corp. USA










Ford Motor Co.





Centroid / Tailor Made

Dentsply Sirona

Hair Cuttery Salon Holdings

Lepercq de Neuflize Asset Management and TSI Holdings

Work highlights

  • Assisted Qualcomm with asset and employee transfers resulting from a recent acquisition.
  • Advised Crocs, Inc. on its US$ 2 billion acquisition of Hong-Kong parented footwear brand, Hey Dude.
  • Engaged by Sony Interactive Entertainment for international tax advisory guidance for its acquisition of Haven Entertainment Studios Inc.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP supports both US and international clients on major, complex and transformative transactions with knowledge and experience in legal and tax regimes across developing markets. The team advises corporations in several sectors, PE, investment funds and financial institutions on issues such as carve-outs and demergers, joint ventures and partnerships, flotations and group restructuring. Claude Stansbury leads the practice from Washington DC and advises multinational companies and private equity funds on acquisitions, financings, restructurings and disposals. Robert Scarborough operates out of New York with the rest of the team and advises financial institutions on optimizing their global group structure, supply chains, ownership of intangibles and intercompany transactions. Dennis Caracristi focuses on M&A, public and private offerings of stock, debt and other financial products while David Mitchell handles tax issues relating to financial products transactions and capital markets.

Practice head(s):

Claude Stansbury

Other key lawyers:

Robert Scarborough; Dennis Caracristi; David Mitchell

Key clients

LME Ericsson


ServiceNow, Inc.

América Móvil



London Stock Exchange Group

Refinitiv US

Alpha Dhabi



Flint Group

Siemens Corporation

Sitel Group



Stanley Black & Decker


Japan Tobacco

Aquila Acquisition Corporation

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advises on US and foreign tax issues in addition to representing clients in disputes worldwide. On the transactional front, the team advises clients in connection with M&A, acquisitions, buyouts, fund formations and restructurings. The firm is also well-versed in issues relating to investment fund sponsors and the formation of offshore private equity funds, as well as advocating on behalf of companies at every stage of the tax controversy process from pre-audit planning to administrative appeals. Chicago-based Todd Maynes focuses on debt restructurings and co-heads the team with New York-located Dean Shulman who has extensive experience in structuring transactions. Chicago-located Lee Morlock focuses on international tax planning. Sara Zablotney operates out of New York and handles the tax aspects of joint ventures and spin offs while Mike Carew advises on securities issuances with support from Mark Schwed. The team was strengthened in October 2022 with the arrival of David Cole from Vinson & Elkins LLP, who has expertise in disputes in both federal and state courts.

Practice head(s):

Todd Maynes; Dean Shulman

Other key lawyers:

Sara Zablotney; Mike Carew; David Cole; Mark Schwed: Lee Morlock

Key clients


ABRY Partners

AEA-Bridges Impact Corp.

Brookfield Infrastructure

Charter Communications

Clearlake Capital


Intelsat S.A.


Noble Corporation

Nordic Aviation Capital

Polestar Performance AB

Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.

Thoma Bravo

Vista Equity Partners

Wind Point Partners

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown provides the full range of tax services including transactional, advisory and planning to multinational businesses, financial institutions, funds, trade associations and other clients, advising on all areas of inbound and outbound planning, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged and structured financings. The practice is also known for its expertise in transfer pricing providing assistance in large case audit and administrative appeals, US and foreign unilateral and bilateral advance pricing agreements, competent authority matters and litigation. The team is co-led with New York-based practitioners Jason Bazar and Brian Kittle regularly working on cross-border financing transactions and tax controversies respectively. Tom Kittle-Kamp operates out of Chicago and represents clients in every phase of tax controversy and litigation with support from Kenneth Klein.

Practice head(s):

Jason Bazar; Brian Kittle; Tom Kittle-Kamp

Other key lawyers:

Michael Lebovitz; Kenneth Klein


‘Working with Mayer Brown, I am assured of a quality work product. The team we work with is diligent, thorough and communicates the advice very effectively. I also appreciate that when we ask a particular question, they raise items we hadn’t necessarily considered.’

‘Michael Lebovitz is an incredible partner. He provides quality advice, support and has become a valuable partner to me as I lead a very diverse organization. I know I can always count on him for sound advice.’

‘Customer and solution focus, dedication and support at technical as well as C suite level.’

‘Very technical and up to date on international tax matters. Strong project management skills and excellent communication with regard to explaining highly technical tax provisions and application of those provisions to a project or our business.’

‘Very technical and up to date on international tax matters. Strong project management skills and excellent communication with regard to explaining highly technical tax provisions and application of those provisions to a project or our business.’

Key clients

ArcelorMittal SA

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Scotia Bank

Kakao Entertainment

Nestlé SA


Prudential Financial, Inc.

Santander Bank, N.A.


World Shipping Council

Work highlights

  • Represented a financial institution in a first-of-its-kind referral, servicing and financing arrangement providing highly structured, inventory based trade financing solutions to large global companies.
  • Represented Kakao Entertainment in the $440 million acquisition of Radish Media, Inc and the $510 million acquisition of Tapas Media Inc.
  • Represented ArcelorMittal in its acquisition of an 80 percent controlling interest in Voestalpine’s state-of-the-art hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant located in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

The international tax group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has extensive experience in strategic tax planning and implementation issues associated with multijurisdictional cross-border transactions. The practice also represents clients in controversies including advising on transfer pricing and competent authority matters in addition to resolving disputes arising from global, regional and bilateral business transactions. The firm’s international tax work includes divestitures, hybrid and other financings in addition to representing issuers and underwriters in US and Euro market offerings. Eric Sensenbrenner leads the team out of Washington DC and regularly advises clients with respect to international tax planning matters including foreign tax credits and transfer pricing.

Practice head(s):

Eric Sensenbrenner

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, operating out of New York, provides tax advice to multinational clients, financial institutions, investment funds governments and individuals. The practice addresses tax issues relating to joint ventures, start-ups, cross-border direct investments, investment fund transactions, restructurings and real estate matters. The team is also experienced in handling contentious cases such as obtaining tax rulings, tax controversies, investigations and litigation. Jason Factor co-heads the team and focuses on the tax aspects related to private equity and hedge funds, partnership and compensation issues, joint venture arrangements, real estate and financing transactions. Other co-head Diana Wollman advises clients on tax controversies, bankruptcy. cross-border transactions, fund and private equity work.

Practice head(s):

Jason Factor; Diana Wollman

Other key lawyers:

William McRae


‘The Cleary team is approachable – quite simply they are great people to work with.’

‘William McRae never gets stressed – there is always a solution to an issue but he also takes a commercial, pragmatic approach. I really enjoy working with him and he’s a great guy on a personal level.’

Key clients

American Tower Corporation



Brookfield Asset Management

Finsbury Glover Hering



International Flavors & Fragrances


Lowe’s Companies Inc.

Pacific Woodtech Corporation

Post Holdings Inc.

Sequoia Capital


Sixth Street


Sony Interactive Entertainment


Viking Global

Voya Financial

Warburg Pincus

Westlake Chemical Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised GSK on the U.S. aspects of the spin-off of its consumer healthcare business into a standalone business held by Haleon.
  • Advised Brookfield in its $5.8 billion acquisition of Scientific Games Corporation’s global lottery services and technology business.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advises on tax planning strategies for US and global transactions including private and public acquisitions, internal restructurings, spin-offs, joint ventures and IPOs. The practice also designs tax-efficient structures for real estate investments in addition to advising debtors and creditors in preserving tax assets and minimizing debt cancellation income. Further, the team represents clients in tax litigation, audits and investigations in federal and state courts before the IRS. David Schnabel heads the New York-based practice and advises on the full spectrum of transactional matters such as financings. Lucy Farr is well-versed in bankruptcy and represents investment funds while Neil Barr focuses on joint ventures and spin-offs. Corey Goodman and Kara Mungovan handle the tax aspects of M&A and capital markets transactions.

Practice head(s):

David Schnabel

Other key lawyers:

Lucy Farr; Neil Barr; Corey Goodman; Kara Mungovan

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

The team at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP works closely with clients from a range of industries including media, healthcare, insurance, investment management and real estate, as well as investment banks, on complex mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, international transactions, private equity and hedge fund formations. The practice is headed by Peter Schuur who advises clients on US and cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions with a focus on corporate deals in the insurance industry. Peter Furci practices extensively in the area of private investment funds including emerging markets while Michael Bolotin focuses on private equity fund formation. Gary Friedman is well-versed in acquisitions and financings. All lawyers are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Peter Schuur

Other key lawyers:

Peter Furci; Michael Bolotin; Gary Friedman

Key clients

Spirit Airlines, Inc

Discovery Communications Inc.

Global Atlantic Financial Group

Covéa Mutual Insurance Group

Verizon Communications Inc.

Schneider Electric

American International Group, Inc.

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners

TA Associates

Breakthrough Properties


Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Resolution Life

Prudential Financial, Inc.

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Carlyle Group

Qatar Investment Authority

International Paper Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Spirit Airlines, Inc. in its sale to JetBlue Airways Corporation for $3.8 billion, for a combined enterprise value of $7.6 billion.
  • Advised Discovery, Inc. in connection with the offering of $30 billion of senior unsecured notes by Magallanes, Inc.
  • Advised Global Atlantic Financial Group in connection with its $10 billion annuity reinsurance transaction with Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company to reinsure a portion of its group retirement annuities.

Eversheds Sutherland

The Washington DC-based international tax group at Eversheds Sutherland regularly advises clients on  inbound and outbound tax consequences of cross-border transactions and investments, encompassing transnational mergers, acquisitions and issues relating to the use of foreign tax credits. The practice handles transfer pricing regulations and their application involving US and non-US based multinationals. Robert Chase co-heads the team and assists clients in restructurings and finance company arrangements. Fellow co-head Mary Monahan focuses particularly on tax accounting and income recognition. Caroline Setliffe represents multinational corporations in domestic and foreign tax controversies while Randy Buchanan has expertise in issues pertaining to joint ventures and treaty considerations.

Practice head(s):

Robert Chase; Mary Monahan

Other key lawyers:

Caroline Setliffe; Randy Buchanan


‘Strong technical abilities, responsive in timely manner, quick to understand client business and requirements, thorough analysis and responses provided’


Key clients




Blue Source Sustainable Forests Company

MDH Partners

Lion Global Craft Beverages

Work highlights

  • Represented Kiwa on its acquisition of Intega and its US subsidiaries for US$421 million.
  • Represented DIAKRIT on its acquisition of Virtuance to become a global leader of visual marketing content for real estate.
  • Assisted client Blue Source Sustainable Forests Company (BSFC) in one of the largest private forest carbon investments in US history.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP represents large Fortune 500 multinational companies in addition to public and private mid-size smaller companies, offering a strong transactional and advisory practice covering large M&A, spin-offs, transfer pricing and corporate restructuring. Additionally, the team regularly advises high-net worth individuals including private clients, their trusts and estates. Tim Shuman  leads the practice, operating out of Washington DC, with expertise in cross-border acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings and liquidations. Damon Lyon and Lowell Yoder, based in Chicago, focus on global planning and international controversies. Also in DC, Caroline Ngo frequently counsels both inbound and outbound clients on a broad range of international tax issues.

Practice head(s):

Tim Shuman

Other key lawyers:

Damon Lyon; Caroline Ngo; Lowell Yoder

Key clients


Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

Bank of America

MKS Instruments

JAB Holding Company’s Pet Insurance Business

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

The team Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP represents clients in transactional and advisory matters including M&A and private equity deals for large alternative asset managers in the market, and is also well-versed in whole-business securitization transactions, transformational IPOS and out restructuring transactions. Brad Okun co-heads the New York-based practice and is experienced in advising limited liability companies and partnerships as well as cross-border investing. Scott M. Sontag has expertise in the formation and acquisition of REITs while Jeffrey Samuels covers partnership and joint venture transactions. Lindsay Parks regularly counsels investment funds and strategic clients in restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Brad Okun; Scott M. Sontag; Jeffrey Samuels; Lindsay Parks

Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP works on the full range of tax issues including advising on cross-border structuring issues, transfer pricing considerations, asset and business migrations, anti-deferral regimes and tax treaty benefits. The New York-based team is particularly well-versed in transactional taxation counsel, providing advice on capital raising and financing transactions in addition to restructuring matters. Amanda Nussbaum heads the practice and is experienced in the structuring of international private investment funds. David Miller covers the taxation of financial instruments and derivatives while Martin Hamilton handles US corporate, partnership and international tax matters. Mary Kuusisto advises clients with respect to their internal governance and economic structures.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Nussbaum

Other key lawyers:

David Miller; Martin Hamilton; Mary Kuusisto


‘Strengths include deep expertise in focus areas, easy to work with in addition to real time and constant availability.’

‘What stands out most is their creativity. We primarily deal in a complex structuring environment and Proskauer’s team next to none have solved intricate problems. In certain cases, our counterparty has specifically called out that Proskauer’s team has superior tax structuring ideas and thoughts. They show very well.’

Key clients




Denver Broncos


Church & Dwight

Neuberger Berman


Arch Ventures

17 Capital


Digital Colony


Lexington Partners

Adams Street

Atlas Holdings

Work highlights

  • Advised Ares Management on the final closing of Ares Pathfinder Fund, L.P. and in their acquisition of a 33.96% interest in Atlético HoldCo, S.L.
  • Advised Accor in the sale of a 1.5% stake in Huazhu Group Limited for €239 million.

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP is well-regarded for its cross-border tax capabilities with advice provided to a variety of clients from local and global corporates to financial institutions. The team works with investment banking firms and other financial advisors to develop tax-efficient structures for financings, hybrid securities, acquisitions, joint ventures and other investments. Larry Crouch heads the tax team and has extensive transactional experience in matters involving international transactions, M&A, capital markets and joint ventures. Kristen Garry routinely advises on structured finance transactions while Jay Singer focuses on spin-off transactions. Lorenz Haselberger‘s client list includes banks, hedge funds, fintech companies and cryptocurrency custodians. All lawyers are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Larry Crouch

Other key lawyers:

Kristen Garry; Jay Singer; Lorenz Haselberger

Key clients

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

Mubadala Investment Company


PSA International Pte Ltd

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

LBO France and Yarpa

J.F. Lehman & Company LLC

Granite Construction Incorporated

Flatrock Energy Advisors, LLC

Boston Scientific Corporation

Anglo American

Sandvik AB

General Electric Company

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Work highlights

  • Represented Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited in connection with the sale of its Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group (C&F Pet) and Pethealth to JAB Holding Company for $1.4 billion.
  • Represented Flatrock Energy Advisors in the formation of its fifth midstream oil and gas and infrastructure fund.
  • Advised Boston Scientific Corporation on a €3 billion registered offering by American Medical Systems Europe B.V.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP offers a renowned capital markets tax practice which advises on initial public offerings and provides solutions to issuers. The practice offers the full spectrum of deal and fund capabilities including financings, capital markets transactions and restructurings. The team also has expertise in providing tax advice relating to real estate investments by fund sponsors. Nancy Mehlman co-heads the practice and advises on fund formations, partnerships and joint ventures. Other co-head Marcy Geller has expertise in REITs and real estate transactions while Jonathan Goldstein provides advice with respect to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. All lawyers are in New York.

Practice head(s):

Nancy Mehlman; Marcy Geller

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Goldstein; Sophie Staples; Bill Smolinski


‘The team is client focused, cognizant of both deliverables and cost to complete. I can always rely on the client service partner to deliver comprehensive advice, succinctly delivered. As in house tax counsel, this team addresses the issues at hand, identifies implications and stays focused rather than looking at opportunities to increase fees unnecessarily.’

‘The firm is really secondary to the engagement partner and here Sophie Staples stands out among the best. Sophie respects client’s time and knows how to deliver accurate, well reasoned advice in easy to understand format. Sophie leads a team used to quick turnaround demands and has never failed to support potential acquisitions, group sales, global restructuring, or potential IPO transactions’

‘STB has great market intelligence for the European fund market.’

‘Nancy Mehlman and Bill Smolinski are stand out partners. I have valued their responsiveness, being solution oriented and quality of work.’

Key clients

Apax Partners

Apple Leisure Group

BellRing Brands, Inc.



DigitalBridge Group, Inc.

Global Infrastructure Partners

IFM Investors

KKR & Co. Inc.

McKesson Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

New Mountain Capital, LLC

Silver Lake

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

The Fresh Market Holdings, Inc.

The NPD Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Blackstone on the €21 billion recapitalization of Mileway.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

The New York-based team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has cross-border expertise on a range of transactional matters including complex M&A, private equity, recapitalizations, securitizations, REITs and capital markets. The tax team assists in all phases of a restructuring such as modifications of debt, equity exchanges and pre bankruptcy planning. Devon Bodoh heads the practice and advises clients on SPAC IPOs, restructurings, bankruptcy and foreign tax credits. Kimberly Blanchard focuses on business formations and joint ventures while Greg Featherman advises on the use of net operating losses and consolidated return matters.

Practice head(s):

Devon Bodoh

Other key lawyers:

Kimberly Blanchard; Greg Featherman

Key clients


Berkshire Partners


British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

Brookfield Business Partners

CPP Investments

CVC Capital Partners

EQT Partners

Genstar Capital

ICG Strategic Equity

Lendlease Americas Inc.


PSP Investments


The Gores Group

TPG Growth

Vonage Holdings Corp.

Warburg Pincus

Wejo Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Gores Guggenheim, Inc. on its $20 billion business combination with Polestar Performance AB.
  • Advised CPP Investments as a member of a consortium with Advent International and Permira Advisers.
  • Advised Brookfield Business Partners on the tax of its pending sale of Westinghouse Electric Company to a consortium led by Cameco Corporation.

Allen & Overy LLP

Operating out of New York, the Allen & Overy LLP team represents a range of clients including governments, financial institutions, corporations, insurance companies, funds and institutions in the investment sector. The team is experienced in advising on corporate joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border financings, inbound and outbound investment. Dave Lewis has significant expertise in international tax planning and co-heads the team practice with Jack Heinberg. Caroline Lapidus focuses on the formation and operation of investment funds and carried interest structures.

Practice head(s):

Dave Lewis; Jack Heinberg

Other key lawyers:

Caroline Lapidus


Very responsive; able to explain complex tax matters in a simple, clear way; very user-friendly.

Caroline Lapidus is very good: very responsive; able to explain complex tax matters in a simple, clear way; very user-friendly.

Key clients

Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Bridgepoint and its portfolio company PTV Group


EQT Infrastructure III Fund

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Intralot Capital Luxembourg SA


Carlyle Infrastructure Partners

International Finance Corporation

Nomura Holdings

Queensland Investment Corporation

Aestus Capital LLC

Abu Dhabi Pension Fund

BOLD Business Opportunities

Qatar Investment Authority

Work highlights

  • Advised Stonepeak on a public securitization of debt facilities secured by aircraft leases.
  • Advised Carlyle on the USD 9.5 billion transaction for developing, constructing and operating the new terminal one at John F. Kennedy Airport.
  • Advised EQT Infrastructure III Fund on the sale of Fenix Marine Services.

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Baker Botts L.L.P. assists clients with transactional tax issues including project investments, joint ventures, mergers, restructurings and asset leasing. The team is also well-versed in drafting and negotiating tax-related provisions in acquisitions, financing and project agreements. Derek Green  is based in Houston and focuses on federal income tax matters including securities offerings. He co-heads the the practice with Stephen Marcus, operating out of Dallas, who has substantial experience in the real estate and energy sectors.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Marcus; Derek Green

Key clients

Liberty Media Corporation

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Midcoast Energy, llc

Hines Interests Limited Partnership

Centerpoint Energy, Inc.

Corterra Energy, Inc.

Schlumberger Limited

Noble Corporation

Koch Industries, Inc.

Liberty Latin America Ltd.

Westlake Chemical Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Liberty Latin America Ltd. on an agreement to combine their respective Chilean operations, VTR and Claro Chile, to form a 50/50 joint venture.
  • Advised Westlake Chemical Corporation on the completion of its acquisition of the North American building products businesses of Boral Limited for cash consideration of $2.15 billion.
  • Advised Höegh LNG Partners LP and Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. on the acquisition for cash all of the common units in Höegh LNG Partners LP that it does not currently own.

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered advises on number of cross-border issues such as proposed regulations, GILTI foreign-tax credit basketing issues and remedies for BEAT exposure. The practice is also experienced in international transfer pricing issues including tax planning advice on compliance with US and foreign rules. Clark Armitage co-heads the team and is routinely involved in defending tax audits and other administrative controversies. Other co-head David Rosenbloom has expertise in advance pricing agreements and individual tax compliance while Jonathan Brenner advises businesses on tax-efficient structures. All lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Clark Armitage; David Rosenbloom

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's New York-based team provides a range of legal services in relation to international tax such as regularly developing novel tax structures that enable complex REIT transactions to be completed. The team is also experienced in funds and securitization transactions in addition to the creation of mortgage-backed securities. David Moldenhauer heads the practice and regularly advises clients on difficult tax structuring problems relating to investment funds and corporate acquisitions. Philip Wagman focuses on structured finance and securitization transactions while Michael Seaton represents investment managers and funds.

Practice head(s):

David Moldenhauer

Other key lawyers:

Philip Wagman; Michael Seaton


‘Honor their commitments. Available when we need them. Pragmatic.’

Key clients

Capital Dynamics

DREAM Asset Management Corporation

Mercer Alternatives AG


Iconiq Capital

DigitalBridge Group, Inc.

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Tikehau Capital North America

Work highlights

  • Represented Dream Asset Management (DAM) in connection with the structuring and IPO launch of Dream Residential REIT (DRR).
  • Advised Mercer on a number of investment management projects over the past year, providing coordinated funds, tax and regulatory advice in the U.S. and abroad.

Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP provides tax advice to a number of different clients including financial services firms, asset managers and investment funds, handling complex structured finance and securitization transactions, alongside advising on tax issues pertaining to issuers and underwriters. The practice has expertise in advising non-US investors investors in using BDC’s as a vehicle to invest in US originated loans. Joshua Milgrim leads the team from New York with particular experience in advising life science companies. Philadelphia’s Edward Lemanowicz concentrates on executing taxable and tax-free transactions.

Practice head(s):

Joshua Milgrim

Other key lawyers:

Edward Lemanowicz


Highly competent, creative, solution-oriented, user-friendly.’

Key clients


T. Rowe Price

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

GQG Partners

Court Square Capital Partners

Griffon Corp.


Stifel Financial Corp.

One Equity Partners


Work highlights

  • Advised GIC as part of an investor group in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in medical supply company Medline.
  • Advised T. Rowe Price Group in its definitive agreement to purchase Oak Hill Advisors.
  • Advised Griffon Corporation in connection with its acquisition of the Hunter Fan Company for US$845 million.


Dentons advises clients ranging from individuals to large multinational groups on matters involving multiple jurisdictions. On the outbound investment front the firm aids clients with structuring foreign operations to avoid controlled foreign corporation, as well as being well-versed in inbound investment and helps clients to navigate US income tax exposure and minimize risk. The team is led by John Harrington in New York, who has extensive experience in dealing with foreign tax credit and international tax legislative matters. Mark Astling is based in Salt Lake City and focuses his practice on corporate and pass-through entities and individuals.

Practice head(s):

John Harrington

Other key lawyers:

Mark Astling; Linda Pfatteicher


‘We work with Linda Pfatteicher at Dentons. She is not only professional and accountable but also very practical and really understand our needs. I have always trusted Linda’s opinions and I view her as my life-time external tax counsel.’

Key clients

Align Financial Holdings

Lignetics, Inc

Pelican International

Work highlights

  • Represented Align Financial Holdings in its acquisition by Dual Group, the underwriting arm of Howden Group Holdings.
  • Represented Lignetics, Inc. in its acquisition by Eagle Tree Capital.
  • Represented Pelican International in its acquisition of GSI Outdoors.

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP operates across several industry sectors with particular strength in private capital, life sciences, healthcare, logistics, media and entertainment. The firm offers full service transfer pricing capabilities including tax-efficient supply chain management, tax valuations and financial modelling. Siobhan Rausch leads the practice and focuses on the area of tax-exempt organizations, advising charitable, educational and health institutions. Cristina Arumi advises a number of REITs on compliance with tax protection agreements while Jasper Howard assists with both domestic and international joint ventures. Caitlin Piper works on joint ventures, spin-offs and reorganizations.

Practice head(s):

Siobhan Rausch

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Arumi; Jasper Howard; Caitlin Piper


‘The team is responsive, they have deep technical knowledge and they provide valuable alternative suggestions when needed.’

‘Responsible, knowledgeable, not pushy but also willing to suggest alternatives when appropriate.’

Key clients


Kingdom Holding Company


Central America Bottling Corporation

CI Financial


Sojitz Corporation

Partners for Growth Managers

Work highlights

  • Advised Syncreon on its sale for an enterprise value of US$1.2 billion to DP World.
  • Advised Kingdom Holding Company on its agreement to sell a 23.75% ownership stake in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to Cascade Investment L.L.C. in a transaction valued at US$2.21 billion.
  • Assisted PeproTech in its auction and subsequent US$1.85 billion sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Paul Hastings LLP

Paul Hastings LLP provides market expertise in a wide range of complex tax issues covering capital markets, securitizations and structured finance, M&A and real estate funds. The team acts for clients from several industries including entertainment, energy, technology and private equity. New York's Joseph Opich heads the team with particular experience in the CLO industry and all areas of real estate taxation including REITs. Orange County-based Douglas Schaaf  is regularly consulted on acquisition and disposition tax structuring matters while Palo Alto-based Thomas Wisialowski  represents public and private pension plans.

Practice head(s):

Jospeh Opich

Other key lawyers:

Douglas Schaaf; Thomas Wisialowski


They have the unique ability to present complex legal and tax issues in simple summary formats which makes a huge difference in getting the key points across.

Greg Nelson is an amazing tax lawyer. His breadth and scope of knowledge is huge. He can give quick and simple answers to the most complex of structures.

Key clients

Wells Fargo

Bank of America



Primary Wave

REEF Technologies Inc.

SilverBox Engaged Merger Corp I

Jefferies Finance LLC

CrossAmerica Partners, LP

Brookfield Investment Funds

Citigroup Inc.

SD Biosensor and SJL Partners

Morgan Stanley

Scilex Holding Company

Symphony Technology Group

The Goldman Sachs Group L.P.

Work highlights

  • Represented funds sponsored by Brookfield in connection with a robust commercial lending business.

Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith LLP‘s transactional tax practice represents clients in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, taxable and tax-free reorganizations, restructurings and joint ventures. The practice is also well-versed in tax issues relating to cryptocurrency, blockchain lending and decentralized finance transactions. James Tandler co-heads the team and has expertise in the formation of partnerships and private investment vehicles. Other co-head Angelo Ciavarella regularly advises sponsors, managers and investors on the tax aspects of private equity and venture capital. All lawyers mentioned are in New York.

Practice head(s):

James Tandler; Angelo Ciavarella

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP has a diverse client base which encompasses public and private corporations, private equity funds and investors. The team is particularly well-versed in taxation matters across areas such as energy, partnerships, real estate investment trusts and SPACs. The practice has expertise in international tax planning issues including formations of new financing structures, transfer pricing and restructurings. Dallas-based David Peck is experienced in advising companies on tax planning and structuring transactions. He co-leads the team with Ryan Carney  in Houston who represents issuers and underwriters in IPOs. Also in Houston, George Gerachis heads the firm’s tax controversy practice and resolves IRS audits and appeals for clients.

Practice head(s):

David Peck; Ryan Carney

Other key lawyers:

George Gerachis; Ron Nardini


‘Ron Nardini is an excellent international tax lawyer.’

‘The partner I deal with at V&E – Ron Nardini – is excellent. He is very knowledgeable, very responsible and provides very practical advice. Highly recommended.’

‘I think Ron Nardini is an outstanding tax lawyer, very creative and good at problem solving with clients.’

Key clients

Woodside Energy, Ltd

Spartan Acquisition Corp. III

Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital

WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust

Energy Transfer LP

Apollo Global Management, Inc

Swiss Life GIO III Holding S.à r.l.

Hudson Advisors LP

Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II


The international tax team at BakerHostetler assists clients with a range of matters including structuring inbound and outbound business and real estate investments, cross-border mergers, spin-offs and restructurings. The practice also handles forensic tax controversies before the IRS and transfer pricing matters. Brian Davis heads the team, with experience in tax reform and global debt issues, while Paul Schmidt handles tax controversies. Lawyers mentioned are in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Brian Davis

Other key lawyers:

Paul Schmidt; Morgan Holtman


‘The team is very practical and always available. They work very well across the table.’

‘Brian Davis is a top shelf, exceptional international tax attorney. Paul Schmidt is a world class talent. Morgan Holtman is an outstanding practical attorney.’

The team is very knowledgeable and is able to provide tailor made solutions for each specific situation.

Brian Davis and Paul Schmidt have in-depth knowledge on all relevant provision of the US International tax system and are able to provide their clients with creative, tailor made and pragmatic solutions. It is a real joy to work with them.

Key clients

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Progressive Insurance Company

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP‘s expertise encompasses bankruptcy tax matters, ERISA and REMICA issues, restructuring of foreign debt and new money investments by foreign entities. The firm’s clients include multinational corporations, special purpose acquisition companies and investment firms. Linda Swartz heads the New York-based practice and advises clients on fund structures, financings and derivative transactions in addition to foreign tax planning strategies.

Practice head(s):

Linda Swartz

Key clients

Alternative Reference Rates Committee and Numerous Global Banks

Assured Guaranty Corp. and Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.

Bryant Park Commercial Real Estate Partners

Forbes Global Holdings

Hemen Holding, Ltd.

Kingsland Holdings Limited

Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised the Federal Reserve’s Alternative Reference Rates Committee in the drafting of recommended contractual fallback language for U.S. dollar LIBOR denominated bilateral business loans and securitizations.
  • Represented Assured Guaranty Corp. and Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp. in connection with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s restructuring of approximately $73 billion of outstanding bond debt.
  • Represented Bryant Park Commercial Real Estate Partners and its affiliates in connection with a CRE CLO offering that included approximately $494 million of investment grade notes.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

The New York-based department at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP represents US and non-US based clients on a broad range of matters including joint ventures, restructurings, fund formation and financing transactions. The team is also experienced in representing foreign sovereigns and sovereign wealth funds in connection with international arbitrations. Marco Blanco is a disputes expert and co-heads the practice with tax controversy specialist Klas Holm. Olga Beloded is well-versed on international tax issues in the oil & gas sector.

Practice head(s):

Marco Blanco; Klas Holm

Other key lawyers:

Olga Beloded


‘Excellent multijurisdictional capacity.’

‘Marco Blanco is both a leader of his team and an outstanding tax lawyer with technical skills and sound judgement. Olga Beloded is a talented and thorough tax lawyer.’

Key clients


Brevet Capital Management


Burgan Bank

United Gulf Bank


Work highlights

  • Advising Evonik Industries AG on a range of tax issues.
  • Represented United Gulf Bank and KIPCO in connection with their private equity fund investment program.
  • Advised Brevet on the establishment of the U.K, Canadian and Australian investment structures.

Holland & Knight LLP

Holland & Knight LLP handles all aspects of federal, state and foreign tax planning in addition to structuring, compliance, audits and litigation. Miami's Kevin Packman co-leads the team and handles trusts and estates matters for high-net worth private clients. Other co-heads William Sharp, based between Atlanta and San Francisco, and Florida-based William Sherman focus on tax controversy and restructuring matters respectively.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Packman; William Sherman; William Sharp

Other key lawyers:

Joshua Odintz


‘Josh Odintz is extremely knowledgeable of relevant areas of tax impacting my company, and keeps on top of all potential types of legislative and/or regulatory activities. He can advise on proactive means of engagement to help mitigate problem areas, and also to minimize any surprises.’

Key clients

ExxonMobil Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented ExxonMobil in appealing a $1.5 billion cross-border tax dispute.

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP provides transactional expertise in several areas of law including international mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, joint ventures, bankruptcies, reorganizations, equipment and aviation finance. Andrew Braiterman leads the team and represents clients on international tax planning and issues relating to debt restructuring. Spencer Harrison counsels on disputes with federal and state taxing authorities in addition to tax planning projects. Lawyers mentioned are in New York.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Braiterman

Other key lawyers:

Spencer Harrison


‘This practice has truly excellent individuals in it. Andy Braiterman is a terrific tax lawyer. He is incredibly quick and has a penetrating intellect. In extremely complex situations, he cuts to the core of the issues and identifies the critical keys to resolving them. He also is very practical and realistic, and driven to reaching solutions. He has extremely broad experience with different international structures.’

Key clients

CF Finance Acquisition Corp. VI

Wipro Limited

BNP Paribas

The Republic of Paraguay


CF Finance Acquisition Corp. VIII

Advance Local


CF Finance Acquisition Corp. V


Griffin Global Asset Management

Griffin Global Asset Management and Bain Capital Special Situations

Wafra Capital Partners

Howard Hughes Corporation

Griffin Global Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advised CF Acquisition Corp. VI in connection with the $2.1 billion merger between the client and Rumble Inc.
  • Advised a syndicate of 17 banks that provided a $5 billion revolving credit facility for Petroleo Brasileiro or Petrobras.
  • Advised BNP Paribas in connection with an $818 million asset-backed financing transaction launched by Carlyle Aviation Management.

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Miller & Chevalier Chartered provides international tax advice at every stage of the business cycle of cross-border operations from acquisition and restructuring to termination and dispositions. The practice handles financing transactions. licenses and technology transfers. Marc Gerson focuses on focuses on federal tax policy matters and co-heads the team with Layla Asali who is experienced in representing clients before the Treasury on regulatory matters. Lawyers mentioned are in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Marc Gerson; Layla Asali

Key clients

American Fidelity Assurance Company

British Airways PLC

Garmin Ltd.

Nokia of America Corporation

Semiconductor Industry Association

Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Sullivan & Worcester LLP‘s Boston-based team has a wide range of expertise in tax matters including licensing arrangements, cross-border REITs, financings and joint ventures. The practice is also well-versed in global tax controversy, litigation and voluntary disclosures related to offshore activities. The team is led by Douglas Stransky who focuses on international tax planning for clients in foreign jurisdictions.

Practice head(s):

Douglas Stransky

Other key lawyers:

Marc Stern


‘The team has excellent work ethics and are very knowledgeable.’

‘Douglas Stransky and Marc Stern are both excellent lawyers, with an admirable disposition and devotion to the legal practice.’

‘I had vast experience working with Doug Stransky and his team in the International Tax practice of Sullivan & Worcester. It is always a pleasure working together with Doug and the rest of the team. They are attuned to the client’s needs, understand the tax considerations both in the US and a very good understanding of the local tax laws, so that the overall solution provided to the clients does not cause any un-necessary tax risks in any jurisdiction. The team is very quick to respond and provide answers to tough situations.’

Key clients

Broadstone Group, LLC


Iron Mountain Incorporated

Equinix, Inc.

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.

Altra Industrial Motion

E Ink Corporation

Standex International

DarioHealth Corp.

International Transportation Marine Office, LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised American Tower Corporation and six other large public equity REITs on tax issues.

Withers LLP

Withers LLP is noted for its expertise in traditional private wealth law particularly among multigenerational high-net worth families. The practice is co-headed by New York's William Kambas , who focuses primarily on international tax planning with emphasis on tax structuring for US and non-US business owners and investors. The other co-heads are Jason Dinwoodie in Connecticut and Michael Brophy  in Los Angeles, both experienced in risk assessment and counseling.

Practice head(s):

William Kambas; Michael Brophy; Jason Dinwoodie

Other key lawyers:

Marsha Dungog


‘The international tax planning team at Withers is top notch. The attorneys are experts in their fields and they care deeply about their clients.’

‘Marsha Dungog is a terrific international tax planning attorney, she is extremely dedicated to her clients, and she also happens to be one of the nicest people you will ever meet.’

‘The team is well versed in international law for a US tax practice. The team work well together and kept us updated with the progress of the work.’

‘Marsha Dungog is very personable and really helpful. Obviously very knowledgeable and put the client at ease that everything is under control, she understood the issue and how to resolve the matter.’

Karlin & Peebles

Karlin & Peebles advises businesses and high-net worth individuals on foreign investment planning, philanthropy, tax compliance and controversies. Michael Karlin co-heads the practice and advises clients on matters such as establishing corporations, joint ventures and foreign trusts. Other co-head Jane Peebles handles estate administration with expertise in cross-border philanthropy. The team is based in Los Angeles.

Practice head(s):

Michael Karlin; Jane Peebles


‘One of the best firms for private clients especially with international issues.’

‘We are used to working with Jane Peebles and Michael Karlin. They are very bright, they manage clients issues in a very pragmatic way. They are sharp. They know very well how to deal with cross border issues for private clients.’

‘Extensive knowledge of US tax and interplay with other jurisdictions. They are an incredibly bright team who provide pragmatic advice and help navigate clients through highly complex areas.’

Morrison Foerster

Morrison Foerster handles tax matters related to sovereign investors, wealth funds, public sector pension plans and other state-owned institutions. The firm has experience in advising both issuer and large financial institution clients on a broad range of capital market transactions, derivatives and financial instruments. New York-based practice head Anthony Carbone focuses on tax planning strategies for business, investment and capital market transactions. Babak Nikravesh left for Greenberg Traurig LLP in September 2023.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Carbone

Other key lawyers:

Shane Shelley


‘The team is extremely knowledgeable and very focused on solving problems. They focus their efforts on listening to the clients tax objectives and finding the most tax efficient solution.’

‘Shane Shelley is one of the brightest tax minds I have worked with in my career. Most tax attorneys are either good with technical tax matters or commercial application of the rules. Shane excels at both. He has the rare ability to simultaneously think like a tax expert and a business leader. That unique combination of skills provides his client with a very efficient process and a very commercial outcome.’

Key clients

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Cambridge Quantum

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

New Zealand Superannuation Fund

Sjätte AP-Fonden

SoftBank Group Corp

Unity Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advised Queensland Investment Corporation in relation to its investment in Transformation Capital Fund III.
  • Advised Swedish public pension fund Sjätte AP-Fonden in connection with multiple fund and investment opportunities.
  • Represented SoftBank Group Corp. and SoftBank Vision Fund in the proposed $65 billion sale of Arm Limited to U.S. chip company NVIDIA.

Steptoe LLP

The Washington DC-based practice at Steptoe LLP has extensive experience across a range of issues including tax policy, blockchain and cryptocurrency, transfer pricing and structuring. Phil West co-heads the team and provides advice on tax treaties, transfer pricing and foreign tax credits. Other co-head Beth Tractenberg represents high-net worth individuals and families with a focus on international estate planning.

Practice head(s):

Phil West; Beth Tractenberg

Other key lawyers:

Jasmine Camparides


‘My experience is limited to Steptoe’s Trusts and Estates Department. I have worked closely with Beth Tractenberg and Jasmine Camparides on a number of cross-border estate and tax planning matters as well as other international estate planning and tax planning matters.’

‘Beth Tractenberg and Jasmine Camparides are highly articulate, knowledgeable, responsive and supportive attorneys. They provide clear, concise answers to complex issues, and also bring creativity to my clients’ needs. I have complete confidence in their professionalism, integrity and sophisticated capabilities.’

Work highlights

  • Guided a multinational company through a high-stakes transfer-pricing audit.
  • Advised many high net worth families and individuals regarding US international tax issues.
  • Advised a client on the establishment of foreign asset protection trust structures.