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Tax Department

Europe-wide
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What the team is known for Benefits from local tax capabilities across many European jurisdictions, including in the CEE region, with the capacity to offer a single-firm solution to many transactions or corporate restructuring matters. Assists with M&A transactions that entail the tax due diligence and transfer of assets across multiple jurisdictions. Advises insurers on the agreement of W&I policies in order to underwrite tax risks in cross-border transactions. Also has a notable offering on transfer pricing and indirect tax advisory mandates.

Strengths Clients highlight the lawyers' "technical know-how and the fact that it is always possible to fall back on other specialists in the firm when there are tangential issues."

Sources further appreciate that the lawyers "answer questions quickly and precisely."

Work highlights Advised Colgate-Palmolive on its acquisition of Laboratoires Filorga Cosmétiques. Lawyers from jurisdictions across Europe and globally provided input on the tax implications of the transaction.

Notable practitioners

Stéphane Gelin leads the global tax team from his base in Paris. Aaron Fairhurst and Stephen Hignett in London co-head the UK practice. Other key partners include Herman Boersen in Amsterdam, Heino Büsching in Hamburg and Federico Raffaelli in Rome.