Provided by Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland’s tax practice advises on the strategy and implementation of high-profile, cross-border transactions for private equity houses, financial investors and asset managers and their portfolio companies involved in acquisitions, refinancings and divestiture. The practice also focuses on fund formation, with an unparalleled track record in advising clients on investment fund formation, structuring and restructurings and other complex fund related issues. Our tax practice is fully integrated with our corporate and regulatory colleagues to deliver seamless structuring advice and practical implementation of structures.
Well-rounded practice with strength in private fund structuring, the tax aspects of restructuring and private equity deals. Leading global asset managers form the main part of its client base, and the team regularly advises these clients on cross-border tax mandates. As well as its leading transactional work, the group also stands out for its advisory counsel for leading financial institutions.
Clients say: "Their team works seamlessly across transactions."
Sources note: "The team know what is going on in the market and have a lot of experience in the positions they take."
Clients note: "They are knowledgeable, pragmatic and comforting to work with."
Advised Blackstone on the tax structuring of its £4.66 billion acquisition of iQ Student Accommodation.
Jonathan Kandel has extensive experience advising investment funds and private equity houses on complex tax issues. He provides counsel on fund formation, as well as advising on high-stakes transactions.
"He is a friendly, likeable and approachable person." "He is very knowledgeable in the area and he's commercial and reasonable."
Tim Lowe has a wide-ranging practice which involves counselling investment funds and asset managers on complex tax planning and strategy.
"He is very technical and strong at explaining difficult technical matters."
Frixos Hatjantonas is well known for the depth of his expertise when it comes to tax. He works with clients on everything from investment fund structuring to M&A and investment transactions.
"He is very easy to work with, methodical, thoughtful and has good knowledge of the industry."
Ian Ferreira provides extensive advice and support to investment funds and private equity houses on complex tax structuring and planning issues.
"He is very dedicated and responsive." "He has a very deep knowledge of the tax issues in the funds world."