Global USA Tax: Corporate & Finance
- Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
- Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
- Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
- Kirkland & Ellis
- Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
1Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Dominant tax practice that offers high-level expertise across an impressive range of transactions. Held out as a marquee name for public company M&A and capital markets transactions. Attracts high-value mandates from its broad client roster, which includes several high-profile media and technology companies. Offers noted strength in matters with a cross-border dimension. Expertise also covers private equity deals. 1Davis Polk & Wardwell LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Admired for its sophisticated work across the breadth of domestic and cross-border transactional tax issues. Notable expertise in counseling financial institutions on structured products offerings. Also highlighted for its strength advising on the structuring of complex formations such as spin-mergers. Additional strength in the tax aspects of real estate transactions and frequently acts for the largest international investment banks. 1Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Expert fund formation practice with extensive experience advising sponsors on transactional tax issues. Also advises on areas such as M&A and divestitures for a broad client base, which includes hospitality and technology companies. Noted for its work on high-value capital markets and real estate transactions. Strong skills in handling capital markets-related tax issues. Impressive client roster includes JP Morgan, Microsoft and Hilton Worldwide. 1Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & AffiliatesTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Deep bench of premier transactional attorneys, regularly called on to advise on the tax implications of high-value deals. Experience across cross-border and domestic matters such as spinouts and joint ventures, advising clients such as healthcare and technology corporations. Notable REITs expertise. A hugely impressive geographical coverage allows the firm to serve all key US markets. Also represents private equity companies. 1Sullivan & Cromwell LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Performs consistently well on multibillion-dollar transactions for clients such as luxury goods manufacturers and media and technology companies. Recognized for its creative counsel on the tax implications of sophisticated deals such as M&A and public offerings. Possesses notable capability to handle the tax aspects of cross-border transactions. Other areas of strength include matters relating to the European Commission's state aid rules, and the IRS's debt-equity regulations.
- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 1
- Kirkland & EllisTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 1
- Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & KatzTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 1
2Debevoise & Plimpton LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 2 |Maintains an enviable profile for its work advising private equity funds on transactional tax matters, as well as offering broad corporate capabilities. Strong global practice sees it regularly represent its wide-ranging client roster in cross-border M&A and financing transactions. Noted sector-specific experience pertaining to the private equity, technology, pharmaceutical and media industries, among others. Top practice for insurance-related tax advice. Offers capabilities in tax issues concerning hedge fund formation and private financings. 2Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 2 |Highly regarded for its handling of complex national and international deals. Acts for a notable client roster, which includes entities from the energy and private equity sectors. Regularly advises foreign investors on tax issues arising from multijurisdictional transactions. Also noted for its expertise in real estate transactions and investment fund matters. Standout tax adviser to clients in the oil and gas upstream and midstream sectors. 2Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 2 |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 swath of industries, including investment, retail and telecommunications. Able to draw upon the firm's complementary expertise in areas such as finance, securities and bankruptcy. 2Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 2 |Highly experienced tax practitioners with notable strength spanning private equity, restructuring, capital markets and M&A. Acts for a broad client base including technology firms, financial services providers and retailers. Experienced in representing sovereign wealth funds and development finance institutions. Standout adviser in the bankruptcy space and well versed in restructuring and modifications of debt. Also possesses notable cross-border expertise.
- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 2
- Latham & Watkins LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 2
3Baker McKenzieTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Well known for its expertise in a number of tax-related areas, including structuring high-value multijurisdictional transactions. Held in high regard for its transfer pricing work. Impressive international footprint, as domestic capabilities are enhanced by strong offerings in Europe, Asia and Australasia. Clients span a broad array of industries from pharmaceuticals to finance. Impressive client roster features big names such as Boeing and Merck. 3FenwickTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Strong West Coast group with a high profile acting for emerging companies on transactions such as M&A, joint ventures and divestitures. Regularly serves as tax counsel on sophisticated cross-border deals. Also offers industry expertise pertaining to the technology and consumer products sectors, among others. Client base includes Fortune 100 companies. 3Mayer Brown LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Accomplished advisers on the tax aspects of major transactions, including M&A and structured financings. Also draws on significant strength in structured finance and securitizations, and advises on the tax aspects of capital markets transactions. Regularly works with those in the telecommunications, financial services and pharmaceutical sectors. Clients benefit from close cooperation between a network of global offices. 3McDermott Will & Emery LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Longstanding corporate tax practice that stands out for the breadth of its transactional experience. Works with an enviable client base that includes financial institutions as well as industrial and consumer goods manufacturers. Particularly adept at handling energy tax matters. Well known for particular expertise in transfer pricing matters. Robust capabilities in handling state and local tax issues. 3Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Noted for its deep experience in advising on the tax aspects of diverse corporate transactions, as well as its strong bench of lawyers. Regularly selected to handle cross-border deals, including M&A, partnerships and joint ventures. Further able to advise on tax aspects of equity and debt securities offerings. Expertise spans a variety of sectors, from energy and life sciences to investment funds. Maintains a strong presence on both coasts. 3Ropes & Gray LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Respected transactional tax group that attracts a broad domestic and international client base. Maintains its strong profile for private equity work, while also advising public companies on transactions such as M&A and joint ventures. Offers recognized expertise in the investment funds space, regularly advising on the tax aspects of fund formations. Expertise also spans tax issues pertaining to investment structures and international financial products. Recognized capacity to advise tax-exempt organizations including hospitals, universities and private foundations. 3Sidley Austin LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Well regarded for its handling of complex transactions in the hedge fund and insurance fields. Sought out for a range of complex deals, including structured financings. Significant experience representing securities firms and REITs. Offers a comprehensive state and local tax practice, with expertise covering all 50 states. Also capable of handling tax components of sophisticated international transactions. 3Vinson & Elkins LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Strong profile for its handling of transactions involving MLPs and private equity funds. Recognised as a go-to tax practice for deals arising from the energy sector. Additional strength in the investment funds space, with a strong track record of working with private equity firms on fund formation and investment matters. Advises on tax aspects of business reorganisations. Diverse client portfolio spans the shipping, financial services, real estate and healthcare sectors, among others.
4Baker Botts L.L.P.Tax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 4 |Strong tax offering that regularly represents notable energy and technology companies, among others. Experience extends to a range of high-value transactions, including cross-border M&A. Expert in tax-related capital markets issues in the energy field. Offers ancillary tax controversy and litigation support, as well as a strong bench dedicated to state and local tax issues. Significant MLP practice. 4Covington & Burling LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 4 |Highlighted for its strong tax planning on both the national and international scales, as well as its broad corporate transactional expertise. Relied on by a number of financial services providers and US sports leagues. Regularly works with those in the beverage, medical devices and electronics sectors. Also noted for its strength in the regulatory and legislative space, fielding a number of partners who have held senior positions at the IRS and the Treasury Department. Offers capability in tax-efficient fund structures including carry vehicles and employee feeder entities. 4GoodwinTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 4 |Boston-headquartered firm noted for its experience in M&A-related tax issues. Offers further expertise in corporate transactions such as buyouts and joint ventures. Acts for clients from a wide range of industries, including the real estate, financial services and private equity sectors. 4Jones DayTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 4 |Strong tax group fielding recognized capabilities in M&A transactions. Additional strength in the tax aspects of bankruptcies, restructurings and debt issuances. Counts high-end financial institutions, telecom providers and pharmaceutical companies on its client roster. Able to act on state tax planning and transactions involving state and local tax credits. Maintains an extensive nationwide presence with offices across the country. 4Milbank LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 4 |Excellent reputation for its bankruptcy and restructuring work. Particularly visible advising on the tax issues arising from aviation finance matters, including debt financing through enhanced equipment trust certificates. Additional areas of expertise include M&A and securities offerings. Regularly handles cross-border tax matters. 4Proskauer Rose LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 4 |Solid tax team with experience spanning cross-border structuring, M&A and financing transactions. Displays particular strength in fund formation and has noted expertise in the REIT space. Expertise covers issues such as transfer pricing, business migration and restructurings. Regularly advises clients from the finance and retail sectors, as well as the sports industry. Network of offices covers both the East and West Coasts. 4Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 4 |Respected team with notable strength in high-value corporate transactions, including M&A, the creation of joint ventures and investments. Adept at handling issues with cross-border elements and offers significant expertise in real estate, private equity and insurance-related matters, among others. Also able to call on the firm's wider capabilities in dispute resolution.
- Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 4
- Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLPTax: Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 4