Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Tax: Corporate & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Attracts acclaim for its expert handling of complex capital markets and M&A transactions. Draws on strong global tax capabilities, offering notable experience in cross-border matters such as multinational joint ventures. Regularly acts for leading financial institutions, technology and pharmaceutical companies. Also noted for its strength in matters pertaining to the investment funds space, acting for a number of private equity funds and hedge funds. Advises major household-name clients, including Google, GM and 3M.

Notable practitioners

James Duncan regularly advises financial institutions on US tax law. Clients note that he is "really smart, listens carefully to clients, and understands intricacies of tax law and financial transactions."

A client reports that Jason Factor "is great, very smart; his counsel and advice has been sound and excellent. I trust him completely." He is an expert in transactional tax matters, acting for both corporate and funds clients in high-value acquisitions and buyouts.