The U.S. tax team counsels clients in M&A transactions, spin-offs and other divestitures, internal restructurings, consolidated return matters and workouts, as well as transactions involving REITs, partnerships and other pass-through entities. The U.S. tax team represents some of the world’s leading private equity and asset management firms and has been involved in some of the most complex and innovative investment funds and products in recent years. The team also advises clients on a broad range of global tax matters, including the structuring, formation and implementation of numerous cross-border investment funds with a focus on a broad range of asset classes and on all types of debt and equity offerings, including complex cross-border financial products.

Lawyers on our team have advised:

  • WellPoint on its US$4.5bn acquisition of Amerigroup and its purchase of 1-800 CONTACTS
  • Cookson on the demerger of its Performance Materials division to Alent, a new FTSE 250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange’s main market
  • Triton on the structuring and implementation of cross-border acquisitions, dispositions and financing transactions and on multiple cross-border fund structures and capital raising transactions, including its largest fund to date
  • KKR on the structuring, formation and implementation of multiple cross-border investment funds and capital-raising transactions and on the development and implementation of efficient acquisition, holding and disposition structures involving a broad range of asset classes 
  • Cinven on the raising of its largest fund to date, with a cross-border investment focus  
  • Centerbridge Partners on the structuring, formation and implementation of a cross-border fund structure focused on distressed investment opportunities
  • MetLife on its purchase of American Life Insurance Company (ALICO) from AIG, a US$16bn acquisition involving numerous jurisdictions and complex financial products
  • Applied Material on its US$4.9bn acquisition of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates
  • EnCana on its US$25bn spin-off of Cenovus Energy
  • Disney on its US$4bn acquisition of Marvel Entertainment
  • General Electric and NBC Universal on the disposition of an interest in the Sundance Channel
  • WellPoint on its acquisition of CareMore
  • Capmark on its restructuring, which at the time of its bankruptcy filing had estimated liabilities in excess of US$20bn
  • DISH Network on the US$320m winning bid and subsequent acquisition of substantially all of the assets of video-rental merchant Blockbuster 
  • Deutsche Börse on the proposed merger with NYSE-Euronext to create the world’s largest stock exchange by revenue and profits
  • Glencore on its IPO and listing on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges
  • BP on its acquisition of oil and gas properties in Brazil, Azerbaijan and the Gulf of Mexico from Devon Energy

“This full-service international firm houses a leading global tax team and receives praise for its wealth of expertise in and across several jurisdictions.” Chambers Global 2012, Tax: global