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Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States

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United States > Tax > International tax

Dechert LLP‘s international tax practice handles matters for a range of financial services firms, asset managers and investment funds, and represents some of the largest funds as well as small and mid-size funds. Joshua Milgrim leads the ‘seamless‘ team out of New York and led advice to GIC in connection with the strategic partnership between a Blackstone-led consortium (including Blackstone, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC) and Thomson Reuters for Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, valued at $20bn; Daniel Dunn also worked on this matter. Steven Clemens is representing FS/KKR Advisor (as investment adviser) as well as FS Investment Corporation (FSIC) and Corporate Capital Trust (CCT) in connection with the merger of FSIC and CCT, a deal valued at $10.8bn. Alongside Clemens, Adrienne Baker in Boston is representing Barings in connection with the externalization of investment management of Triangle Capital Corporation, a business development company, through which Barings will become the investment adviser to Triangle. New additions to the team include William Cejudo, who joined in Washington DC in May 2018 from Clifford ChanceJoseph Riley joined in New York in October 2017 from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Richard Wild has retired. Andrew Bloom departed in June 2018 to head tax strategy at Golub Capital.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Based in New York, Clifford Chance’s five-partner team has expertise across a wide-range of tax areas, including M&A activities, joint ventures and REIT’s, with a particularly strong presence in the capital markets space. Recent highlights include Philip Wagman working alongside the banking and capital markets teams to advise Global Jet Capital on various capital markets issuances, and Richard Catalano advising ReNew REIT on its formation and initial capitalization pursuant to a joint venture with a sovereign wealth fund and real estate investment manager to acquire senior housing healthcare property. Other highlights include acting for Hearst Corporation in the acquisition of Rodale, a health and wellness content company, and 21st Century Media Newspaper. Avrohom Gelber, David Moldenhauer and Mike Seaton are other key lawyers. James Gouwar joined in September 2018 from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, while Alan Kravitz departed to Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and William Cejudo left for Dechert LLP.

Dechert LLP’s tax team is ‘very knowledgeable in the RIC space and will gladly provide both industry perspective as well as an authoritative view on topics of interest’. The practice is best known for its strong financial services and asset management expertise where it advises on the tax aspects of mid-market private equity funds transactions, structured finance and securitization. Steven E Clemens and Ari Zak (‘excellent tax advisors who are willing to explore and discuss options to aid in resolving the matter at hand’) are advising FS/KKR Advisor on the multibillion-dollar merger of FS Investment Corporation and Corporate Capital Trust. Joshua Milgrim acted for GIC in a strategic partnership between a Blackstone-led consortium and Thomson Reuters to acquire a 55% stake in the equity of a new corporation created to hold the Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business. Daniel Dunn and Adrienne M Baker in Boston are also recommended. Securitization specialist William Cejudo joined in May 2018 from Clifford Chance. All lawyers are based in New York unless otherwise noted.