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Akin Gump LLP
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Work Department

Counsel; Tax


Serena Lee is a counsel in Akin Gump’s tax group. She advises on all aspects of corporate tax, including domestic and international corporate and finance transactions, financial restructurings and corporate reorganizations. She also advises on a broad range of funds and investment structures, oil and gas tax issues and handles activist shareholder matters.

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Prior to joining Akin Gump, Serena was a legal adviser at HM Revenue & Customs, advising policy teams on the Finance Bill and corporation tax issues. This experience has given her insight into the priorities and drivers of the U.K. tax authority, as well as how policy and legislation is developed. She also practiced at a Magic Circle law firm in London and Beijing.


L.P.C., The College of Law, London, 2010; B.A., University of Oxford, 2009.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax

(Rising stars)

Serena LeeAkin Gump LLP

Core elements of the practice at Akin Gump LLP are restructurings, investment funds, and standalone tax advisory work. Sophie Donnithorne-Tait is a tax restructuring expert, noted as ‘great at quickly identifying key deal issues and developing practical and commercial solutions‘. The team is led by Stuart Sinclair, who has a solid financial institutional client-base, and includes counsel Serena Lee, who has a developing practice involving funds and debt restructuring work.