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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Tax

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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

Clients say: "They can explain complex tax issues and turn them into concise and clear action points, which helps us make informed and effective decisions."

Market commentators appreciate that the lawyers are "quick and to the point."

Other interviewees describe the team as being "strong analytically."

Work highlights

Advised Strategic Value Partners, as primary creditor, in the USD600 million restructuring of Dolphin Drilling. The team advised on the multi-jurisdictional tax aspects of the restructuring.

Notable practitioners

Serena Lee is an associate within the team and assists with complex tax matters including corporate restructurings and investment fund structuring.
"She has a fully-rounded view of the tax landscape and knows the details."

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 brings a practical approach to matters and works through solutions." "She is very thoughtful in terms of making sure advice is delivered in an appropriate and time-sensitive way."

Stuart Sinclair has developed a wide-ranging tax practice that incorporates working on complex debt and equity restructuring matters, as well as financings and private equity transactions.
"He is helpful, courteous, highly knowledgeable and goes above and beyond." "He is a super bright guy who has an encyclopedic knowledge of tax law."

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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.

Members

Donnithorne-Tait, Sophie

Durward-Thomas, Matthew

Lee, Serena

Natha, Mohammed

Sinclair, Stuart

Tax Department

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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8th Floor

10 Bishops Square

London

Greater London

UK

E1 6EG

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Serena Lee
Associates to watch
Sophie Donnithorne-Tait
Band 4
Stuart Sinclair
Band 3