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William Dantzler

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Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare




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United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

White & Case LLP’s cross-border expertise covers tax planning, transfer pricing, tax controversy, post-acquisition integration, investigative matters and tax legislative initiatives. The team advised Saudi Arabia’s national petroleum company Aramco on its joint venture with Dow to build and operate a $20bn integrated chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia, and assisted public Chinese company Shenzhen Pharmaceutical and its US subsidiary Hepalink with the acquisition of Scientific Protein, a global manufacturer and supplier pharmaceutical ingredients. Washington DC’s Kim Boylan and New York’s William Dantzler are the main contacts.

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US taxes: contentious

Within: US taxes: contentious

At White & Case LLP, Washington DC-based tax global head Kim Boylan has been representing Swiss bank DZ Privatbank before the DOJ in the framework of the department’s program for non-prosecution or non-target letters for Swiss banks. Calpine, Pfizer and The Walt Disney Company are other active clients. New York’s William Dantzler and Washington DC’s Brian Gleicher, who specializes in transfer pricing, are also recommended.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

White & Case LLP is best known for its M&A and private equity tax work, particularly in the energy, pharmaceutical and entertainment industries, while another focus is tax advice to sovereign wealth funds. William Dantzler advised NeuroDerm on its $1.1bn all-cash sale to Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, while David Dreier assisted Sempra Energy with its $18.8bn acquisition of Energy Future Holdings. Ray Simon acted for The Walt Disney Company in several matters, including the establishment of its $4bn euro medium-term note program. Dantzler also advised Roark Capital and its portfolio company, restaurant group Arby’s, on the latter’s acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.9bn. James Hayden and Sang Ji are also key M&A tax partners. All mentioned practitioners are based in New York.

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