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DLA Piper LLP (US)
1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States
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Work Department

Tax; Corporate; Transactional Tax Planning; International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs

Position

Partner

Career

Frank Mugabi advises on a wide range of international tax matters for clients in various industries, including repatriation planning, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, holding company planning and U.S. income tax treaties. He also focuses on the tax aspects of private equity, partnerships and other joint venture arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, transactions under Chapter XI of the US Bankruptcy Code, and oil & gas transactions (including unitizations and other sharing arrangements, joint operating agreements, as well as master limited partnerships).

Frank has represented Mexican REITs (FIBRAs) and underwriters in US IPOs, fund managers in connection with the tax aspects of fund formation and investment activities (including structuring and negotiating acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio companies by private equity funds), and has advised investors, including institutional and sovereign/governmental investors, in structuring investments in investment funds.

Frank regularly drafts and negotiates tax provisions in stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, and LLC and partnership agreements.

Education

LL.M., Harvard University; LL.B., Makerere University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > International tax

Boston-based Michael Hardgrove is a key name at DLA Piper LLP (US), advising on tax planning for multinational companies. He is currently advising Insmed, a Nasdaq-listed pharmaceutical company, on reforming its tax structure. In other highlights, the team assisted Marsh & McLennan with integrating $2.5bn of acquisitions located in over 25 jurisdictions; this work was handled out of New York by Philip RogersMaruti Narayan and Frank Mugabi. San Francisco’s Sibel Owji and Silicon Valley’s Sang Kim lead the team.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s ‘extremely knowledgeable’ tax group is able to draw upon its ‘strong relationships around the world’ to assist multinational corporations with transactional and operational needs, such as public mid-market M&A, post-merger integration, transfer pricing analysis and APAs as well as global tax structuring. New York partners Philip Rogers, Frank Mugabi and Maruti Narayan assisted with the post-acquisition integration following Moody’s Corporation’s multi-jurisdictional $3.5bn acquisition of Bureau van Dijk. In another highlight, New York-based Drew Young and Jonathan Klein advised Hong Kong-based Far East Consortium International on the closing and post-closing structuring analysis following its take-private acquisition of Trans World Corporation. Transactional practice co-chair Stacy Paz in Silicon Valley and Chicago-based Andrew Weil advised Rolls Royce Power Systems on the $850m sale of L’Orange to Woodward Inc. Co-chair Gerald Rokoff in New York has ‘vast experience in implementing tax-efficient structures’. Afshin Beyzaee joined the Century City office following the merger with boutique Los Angeles practice, Liner. SeoJung Park in Silicon Valley was promoted to partner in April 2018.