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The Global-Wide Tax practice area covers a broad range of both transactional and contentious tax matters. Top firms recognised here are expected to demonstrate the capability to support clients with the implementation of major global tax transactions including tax structuring, transfer pricing and indirect tax matters concerning jurisdictions across the US, Asia and Europe. Further proficiency in managing international tax disputes and investigations is a key consideration for this practice area, especially concerning IRS examinations, tax shelter and evasion investigations.

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Band 1
  1. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Tax
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Freshfields is renowned as a key player in major tax matters on behalf of its impressive client base. It provides a full suite of services in areas including finance, TMT, real estate and energy. The team is noted for its corporate tax expertise as well as for its work in the private equity sphere. It stands out for its ability to advise on cross-border tax issues.
  2. Slaughter and May
    1
    Slaughter and May
    Tax
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Slaughter and May is a premier firm that is distinguished for the advice its tax team provides on private and public M&A. The team has additional experience in sophisticated financial transactions and general advisory work. Its noteworthy clientele is formed of multinational banks, corporates and insurance companies. The team also regularly advises the UK government and other public sector bodies on tax policy.
  3. Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 1
  4. Macfarlanes LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
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    Allen & Overy LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Allen & Overy has a strong reputation across a broad range of corporate tax work including matters relating to M&A, capital markets and real estate. The team is renowned for its work with both banks and corporations on domestic and cross-border matters. Its large international network allows the team to service clients at a global level.
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Band 3
  1. 3
    Baker McKenzie
    Tax
    2024 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    The tax team is able to utilise Baker McKenzie's worldwide footprint to advise on high-value matters for global corporations. It has a proven track record in a wide range of corporate tax matters including M&A, restructurings and joint ventures. Also adept at advising on transfer pricing concerns as well as indirect tax. Broad sector expertise including finance, technology and media.
  2. Clifford Chance LLP
    3
    Clifford Chance LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance has a prominent tax group that regularly advises on big-ticket work for a diverse client base. The team has a full-service tax offering and can assist with everything from corporate transactions to restructuring and fund-related tax issues. The team works with a wide range of multinational clients from industries including banking and financial services, investment management and real estate.
  3. CMS
    3
    CMS
    Tax
    2024 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    CMS represents an impressive roster of high-profile clients spanning a broad array of industries. It has an enviable breadth of sector expertise, with particular strength in real estate, media, technology and private equity. The tax group regularly advises on both domestic and international transactional and tax structuring matters.
  4. Linklaters
    3
    Linklaters
    Tax
    2024 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Linklaters is held in high regard for its capable handling of high-profile corporate transactions both in the UK and internationally. The tax team has a breadth of experience and knowledge covering areas such as M&A, financing and restructuring. Clients hail from a broad range of sectors including finance and energy.
  5. Proskauer Rose LLP
    3
    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Proskauer Rose houses a well-regarded tax practice which is noted for its expertise in investment fund tax matters. In that space, the team works with leading sponsors on fund structuring across a range of asset classes. It regularly acts on cross-border issues, especially those requiring advice on US tax. It also advises clients across a range of corporate matters including M&A, private equity and restructuring.
  6. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    3
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Skadden focuses on advising clients on the tax elements of public M&A, especially those deals involving US tax issues. The team also works with clients on private equity deals and is highly proficient in cross-border transactions thanks to its established global network of offices. The tax team is experienced in acting for clients within the real estate, finance and technology sectors.
  7. Ashurst
    Tax
    2024 | Band 3
  8. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 3
  9. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Tax
    2024 | Band 3
  10. Latham & Watkins
    Tax
    2024 | Band 3
  11. Travers Smith LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    4
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Debevoise & Plimpton's tax team is recognised for the strength of its funds-related work, regularly advising well-known asset managers on fund structuring and on investments and sales. The team is well placed to handle complex UK-US cross-border tax considerations as it contains US tax experts on the ground in London.
  2. Hogan Lovells
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    Hogan Lovells
    Tax
    2024 | Band 4 | 19 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells has a strong reputation for its experience advising on the full range of corporate tax matters, including M&A and capital markets. The tax team is notable for its transfer pricing expertise as well as its work on SDLT. Its clients are drawn from a wide range of sectors including healthcare, real estate, finance and pharmaceuticals.
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Tax
    2024 | Band 4 | 19 Years Ranked
    The team at Norton Rose has extensive experience advising on a wide array of domestic and international tax matters including M&A activity, restructurings and refinancings. The team is able to advise on large, multi-jurisdictional matters through its large network of international offices, and it is noted for its diverse practice, which encompasses energy, telecommunications, and real estate and infrastructure expertise.
  4. Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP
    4
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Weil's tax team is proficient in advising on a comprehensive range of corporate tax matters including M&A, securitisations, private equity deals and restructurings. It works on behalf of an impressive client roster, covering industries such as banking, financial services and energy, and has extensive experience advising on cross-border transactions.
  5. Eversheds Sutherland
    Tax
    2024 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
    5
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
    Tax
    2024 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Akin is best recognised for its tax advice on large restructuring mandates as well as its work in the investment funds space. Bondholders and other creditors come to the team for its ability to advise on cross-border tax issues, and investment fund clients seek the firm out for its ability to advise on fund structuring, as well as for advice on investments and disposals. The team also handles more general corporate and finance tax matters for blue-chip clients.
  2. Ropes & Gray LLP
    5
    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    International tax matters are at the core of Ropes & Gray's practice, with standout expertise in US taxation. The team has significant experience providing advice to private equity groups on mergers, acquisitions, investments and joint ventures, among other areas.
  3. Simmons & Simmons LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 5
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Band 6
  1. DLA Piper LLP
    6
    DLA Piper LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 6 | 13 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper acts for an impressive set of clients including financial institutions and UK and international corporates. The team has extensive experience in relation to both direct and indirect tax matters, notably advising on real estate-related mandates as well as on VAT. Transfer pricing is another noted area of strength.
  2. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Gibson Dunn’s London tax team has a strong reputation for advising household-name corporates and alternative asset managers on difficult tax issues. Those clients seek the team out for advice on high-value M&A and financing deals. The firm is particularly noted for international tax matters and cross-border transactions or investments.
  3. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Greenberg Traurig is best known for its real estate expertise, and the London tax team regularly advises clients on real estate transactions and on investment fund structuring. The team also advises clients on corporate taxation relating to M&A and financing transactions.
  4. Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
    6
    Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Paul Hastings' tax team has a growing reputation in the London market. The group has many strings to its bow and is as comfortable advising on credit fund structuring as on capital markets or private equity transactions. It has an impressive client base that includes leading US-headquartered asset managers.
  5. Cooley LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 6
  6. McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
    Tax
    2024 | Band 6
  7. Pinsent Masons
    Tax
    2024 | Band 6