Mr Marco Blanco > Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
101 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10178-0061
United States

Work Department

Tax

Position

Mr. Blanco is an international tax partner and co-chair of the Tax group. As managing partner of the Geneva office, he works primarily from the firm’s Geneva and Paris offices. He has extensive experience on a broad range of U.S. domestic and international tax matters, including corporate mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures, and capital market offerings.

In addition, Mr. Blanco advises fund investment managers, sovereign wealth funds and family offices with respect to cross-border tax issues.

Mr. Blanco also works with the firm’s International Arbitration group in advising governments on international tax issues arising in the context of state disputes with investors, particularly in the area of oil and gas.

Mr. Blanco is recommended for his tax expertise by Chambers Global 2017  for his “amazing ability to combine commercial and pragmatic solutions with insight into the most complex of tax matters.“ He is also praised by the Legal 500 EMEA, in which he is described as having an “instinctive grasp of complex cross-border issues” and providing “incisive analysis and a calm, friendly manner.”

Mr. Blanco regularly lectures and authors articles on various international tax issues.

Languages

English; Spanish

Memberships

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association; International Bar Association; Union Internationale Des Avocats; The International Fiscal Association

Education

New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.; University of South Florida, B.S. 

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Droit fiscal

Dirigée par Marco Blanco, l’équipe de Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP conseille notamment des états ou des entités étatiques, des multinationales, des fonds de private equity et des hedge funds, des family offices et des individus fortunés pour le traitement de questions de fiscalité internationale complexes. L’équipe intervient également dans des dossiers d’arbitrages internationaux levant des questions en matière fiscale.

United States > Tax > International tax

The ‘collegiate and practical‘ team at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP in New York provides international tax planning and structuring expertise to clients in a number of industries, including energy, commodities, telecoms, and pharmaceuticals. In recent work, the team advised E.ON SE on US tax matters relating to the restructuring of the company and spin-off of the company’s conventional power generation and energy trading businesses to its shareholder; team head Klas Holm led this matter. Key partner Marco Blanco is acting for the Indian government in a tax dispute involving a bilateral investment treaty arbitration brought by Vodafone against the Government of India over its liability for a $2.6bn tax transfer of assets. Counsel Olga Beloded is also working on this matter. Kuang-Chu Chiang departed the team in 2018 to Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

The New York tax group at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is ‘committed to creative solutions on a wide range of issues and has expertise in a diverse range of industries including pharmaceuticals, telecoms, energy, among others. Klas Holms ‘seems to know all business lines as if they were his own and is ‘exceptional in his creativity and problem solving’; he recently advised E.ON on the tax aspects of its internal restructuring and spin-off of the company’s conventional power generation and energy trading businesses to its shareholder. Eduardo Cukier and Marco Blanco are other contacts in the department. William Bricker left the practice.

France > Tax

(Leading individuals: Foreign tax expert)

Marco BlancoCurtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP