Clifford Chance LLP

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Considerably experienced in advising corporations and financial institutions on M&A and capital markets transactions. Also renowned for its work on tax related to banking and finance matters, as well as the structuring of investments and funds. Boasts an impressive client roster of domestic and international banks, private equity houses and corporates.

Strengths Sources emphasise that the lawyers "are technically very strong" and "have the necessary helicopter overview to be able to properly advise on the tax-related aspects of SPA negotiations."

Clients also appreciate the team's "quality of service, responsiveness and pragmatism."

Work highlights Assisted Mizuho Bank with tax aspects of its financing of the expansion of the Line 2 metro in Lima.

Notable practitioners

Corporate tax specialist Michiel Sunderman acts for a range of clients including investment management companies and financial institutions. One interviewee notes: "He is intelligent and commercially minded." A further source enthuses: "You can trust him to guide you through complex legal matters."