Allen & Overy LLP

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Highly-regarded tax teams across Europe, with reputable teams in Germany, the UK and the Benelux region. Recognised for its expertise in transactional tax matters, utilising its extensive international network to assist with cross-border matters. Frequently acts for clients hailing from the financial services industry, with standout experience in pan-European transactions that entail the acquisition of equity and commodity trading businesses or shipping loan portfolios. Often makes use of its top-tier Luxembourg practice to advise on the structuring of cross-border real estate investments. Also advises investment banks on compliance risks arising in multiple European jurisdictions relating to derivatives trading practices.

Strengths"The lawyers work seamlessly with their colleagues in Luxembourg, which is incredibly helpful," reports an impressed source.

Notable practitioners

Gottfried Breuninger leads the German tax team from his base in Munich. Vimal Tilakapala heads the practice in London, while Amsterdam-based Godfried Kinnegim leads the Dutch tax team. Patrick Mischo is a key partner in the firm's Luxembourg office.