Clifford Chance LLP

Tax Department

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What the team is known for High-quality team boosted by the addition of Geoffrey Scardoni in January 2019. Particularly advises financial sector clients on the tax structuring aspects of corporate transactions, fund formations and capital markets mandates. Also acts on regulatory matters and assists clients with the tax aspects of relocations to Luxembourg. Represents clients in contentious tax mandates. Clients also benefit from the firm's international network for cross-border advice.

Strengths Clients praise the team for its ability "to find workable solutions for every situation."

Additionally, clients highlight the "extremely knowledgeable team, not only in relation to Luxembourg but also of other jurisdictions."

Work highlights Advised AXA on the tax structuring of a new pan-European open-ended fund.

Notable practitioners

Geoffrey Scardoni rises through the rankings due to client praise for his "ability to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional tax matters involving investment funds." Clients also enthuse about Scardoni's ability to combine "technical skills with top-of-the-class client management and responsiveness, which really makes him a go-to adviser." He predominantly assists financial sector clients with the tax aspects of fund formation, corporate transactions and initial public offerings.