Slaughter and May

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Outstanding London office offering pan-European tax advice alongside its extensive 'best friends' network of prominent firms. Particular strength in structuring and the establishment of joint ventures. Provides sophisticated expertise on high-profile M&A and financing transactions. Client roster includes leading multinational companies from a variety of sectors including telecoms, retail and life sciences, as well as private equity houses.

Strengths One client notes that "Slaughter and May is one of the best legal firms I have had the pleasure to work with. All members of the firm have been responsive and extremely competent."

Other sources say the firm's "knowledge, client service, responsiveness and ability to cut through complex issues is outstanding."

Work highlights Advised Vodafone Group on the proposed acquisition of specific operations of Liberty Global, including Unitymedia in Germany and Liberty Global's operations in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for EUR18.4 billion.

Notable practitioners

London-based Sara Luder heads the tax team.