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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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What the team is known for

Best recognised for its tax advice on large restructuring mandates as well as its work in the investment funds space. Bondholders and other creditors come to the team for its ability to advise on cross-border tax issues. Investment fund clients seek the firm out for its ability to advise on fund structuring, as well as for advice on investments and disposals. The team also handles more general corporate and finance tax matters for blue-chip clients.

Strengths

Sources say: "They do a really good job of helping us navigate UK tax law."

Work highlights

Advised an ad hoc group of senior secured noteholders on the tax aspects of the financial restructuring of Travalex Investor Group.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Durward-Thomas frequently assists in advising companies on the complex tax provisions of corporate transactions and restructuring.
"He is really detail-orientated, gets to the point and distils facts very quickly - he is a great asset."

Serena Lee assists with complex tax matters including corporate restructurings and investment fund structuring.
"She is excellent and highly efficient with extremely strong knowledge." "She is a force of nature in terms of making things happen and goes above and beyond what you expect in client relationships."

Sophie Donnithorne-Tait advises international investment funds, asset managers and corporate clients on a wide variety of tax issues. Restructuring is another strength, and both creditors and debtors seek out her advice in the area.
"She is a very good practitioner who is collaborative and cooperative." "She is very solutions-focused and impressive."

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Overview

To learn more about Akin Gump’s Tax capabilities in the UK and other jurisdictions, please visit the Tax page under the experience section at www.akingump.com.

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8th Floor

10 Bishops Square

London

Greater London

UK

E1 6EG

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Matthew Durward-Thomas
Associates to watch
Serena Lee
Up and Coming
Sophie Donnithorne-Tait
Band 4