Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Broad tax team with extensive experience in corporate transactions. Adept at handling cross-border tax planning matters. Client roster includes leading names in the energy and financial services sector.

Strengths"Its lawyers are remarkably good at explaining incredibly complex tax rules," reports a source.

"It is very reliable, responsive and their lawyers know what they are talking about," says a client.

Clients say: "The firm really knows the ins and outs of the tax world."

Work highlights Advised Newfield Exploration on a range of issues, including tax matters, concerning its $5.5 billion sale to Encana.

Notable practitioners

David Wheat
is a leading practitioner who is the first port of call for many clients with tax questions arising during corporate transactions. One commentator considers him to be "the best corporate tax lawyer in the country."