Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Tax: Corporate & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Highly recommended for its expertise in large-scale M&A, as well as areas such as insolvency proceedings. Advises a range of multinationals on complex tax issues arising from high-value transactions, including complex IPOs. Well placed to handle tax issues arising from cross-border deals. Works with clients from a broad swathe of industries, including investment funds, hospitality companies and telecommunications companies. Able to draw upon the firm's complementary expertise in areas such as finance, securities and bankruptcy.

Notable practitioners

David Sicular advises on corporate tax for parties in corporate transactions and bankruptcy cases. Sources say that "David is an incredibly smart and talented lawyer with good commercial judgement."

Jeffrey Samuels ' tax practice involves acting in international transactions for communications and hospitality clients. "He's an excellent lawyer," says a peer; "I like working with him."