Latham & Watkins LLP

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Notable offering in the UK, France, Spain and Germany. Held in high regard for the quality of its advice in the tax elements of finance and M&A mandates, including capital markets and private equity matters. Assists with international tax planning, efficiency and structuring. Also active of late on tax aspects of asset sales in the real estate sector.

Strengths Sources note that they "always feel comfortable that the firm brings the proper talent for all jurisdictions involved."

International clients also report that lawyers in different offices "update each other as a network" and work well together to act as a "one-stop shop."

Work highlights Advised The Carlyle Group and Nature’s Bounty on the tax aspects and the structuring of management equity following the GBP1.77 billion sale of Holland & Barrett.

Notable practitioners

London-based Stephen Brown chairs the firm's global tax practice. Other key members of the team include Stefan Süss in Munich, Jordi Domínguez in Madrid and Olivia Rauch-Ravisé in Paris.