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Latham & Watkins LLP
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Jiyeon Lee-Lim currently serves as the firm's Global Chair of the Tax Department.  Ms. Lee-Lim was on the Executive Committee of Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and a Co-chair of the NYSBA Tax Section Committee on Securitizations and Structured Finance from 2003 to 2013. She is a member of the Tax Forum. Ms. Lee-Lim previously served as the head of the firm’s International Tax Group, and is ranked by Chambers Global as a notable practitioner.

Position

Tax Partner

Career

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Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > International tax

Latham & Watkins LLP advises an assortments of the world’s largest companies and private equity firms. Practice lead Nicholas DeNovio in Washington DC advised Mattel on amending its credit agreement to provide, among other things, provision of guarantors and grants of liens by certain Mattel subsidiaries if its debt rating is ever downgraded. New York-based Jiyeon Lee-Lim advised Spotify on its direct listing on the NYSE, valued at $26.5bn. Jocelyn Noll in the New York office recently advised BC Partners on its $2.8bn joint venture with Medina Capital. Samuel Weiner in Los Angeles is also notable.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

The tax practice at Latham & Watkins LLP has developed a reputation for its expertise in private equity deals, and is often involved in large M&A and capital markets transactions. Of late, Jiyeon Lee-Lim and Matthew Dewitz acted for Spotify in relation to the cross-border tax analysis leading up to its IPO and listing on the NYSE valued at $26.5bn. ‘Highly regarded expert‘ David Raab is acting for The Carlyle Group in relation to its €10.1bn acquisition of AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business. In Chicago, chair of transactional tax Joseph M. Kronsnoble handled a number of significant acquisitions on behalf of Leonard Green & Partners, such as the purchase of majority stake in MDVIP, CPA Global and Troon Golf. Looking west, San-Francisco-based Kirt Switzer structured the merger between client IXYS Corporation and Littelfuse as a tax-free reorganisation, and ‘outstanding specialistsSamuel Weiner and Pardis Zamorodi are contacts in the Los Angeles office. Other key figures include Chicago-based Diana S. Doyle, and Washington DC-based Andrea A. Ramezan-Jackson and counsel Kimberly Eney, the latter of whom joined from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. All named individuals are based in New York unless specified.