Tax Department

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What the team is known for Wide-ranging practice offering expertise on the full range of tax mandates, with notable experience of transfer pricing issues. Advises on corporate tax mandates including M&A, restructuring and real estate-related matters. Its client base includes financial institutions and leading international companies in the food and drink, technology and consumer goods sectors. Has well-regarded teams across Hungary, Ukraine, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands.

Strengths Sources say the team's "cross-border capabilities are excellent and they use their international network effectively."

Another interviewee finds the lawyers to be "easily approachable with a very good understanding of tax in multiple jurisdictions."

Work highlights Represented VF International in transfer pricing matters and restructuring of the business model, leading to negotiations for a multilateral advance pricing agreement with the Italian, French, Belgian and American authorities.

Notable practitioners

Amsterdam-based Roderik Bouwman co-chairs the firm's global tax team. Other key contacts include Antonio Tomassini, who divides his time between Milan and Rome, UK tax head Richard Woolich in London and Ruslan Vasutin in St Petersburg.