Clifford Chance LLP

Tax Department

New York
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What the team is known for A popular choice of counsel in transactions involving real estate investment and the structuring of REITs. Financial products expertise covers CLOs, derivatives and insurance. Offers additional experience in open-end funds, joint ventures and tax controversy matters.

Strengths One client reports: "They are clear on their advice and they look to partner with us to solve issues."

Another comments: "They are knowledgeable, practical and know the market and current trends. They are efficient and extraordinarily responsive."

Work highlights Advised Mercury Capital Advisors Group on its acquisition by Investcorp.

Notable practitioners


Philip Wagman
offers vast experience in transactional tax issues, including those relating to cross-border M&A. "He is a thorough, thoughtful and careful thinker who approaches the matters he works on with the utmost professional care and attention," states a source.