Europe UK Tax
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1Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerTaxEurope 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years RankedRenowned as a key player in major tax matters on behalf of its impressive client base. Provides a full suite of services in areas including finance, TMT, real estate, technology and energy. Noted for its corporate transactional expertise as well as for its work on investment fund and private equity matters. Stands out for its ability to advise on cross-border tax issues, with particular strength in relation to advising Asia-based clients. 1Slaughter and MayTaxEurope 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years RankedPremier firm distinguished for its handling of private and public M&A, as well as for its general advisory work. Additional experience in sophisticated financial transactions and matters in the energy sector. Its noteworthy clientele is predominantly formed of banks, multinationals and insurance companies. The team also regularly advises the UK government and other public sector bodies on tax policy.
2Clifford Chance LLPTaxEurope 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years RankedProminent 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. Works with a wide range of multinational clients from industries including banking and financial services, investment management and real estate. 2Kirkland & Ellis International LLPTaxEurope 2022 | Band 2 | 13 Years RankedWell-rounded practice with strength in private fund structuring, the tax aspects of restructuring and private equity deals. Leading global asset managers form the main part of its client base, and the team regularly advises these clients on cross-border tax mandates. As well as its leading transactional work, the group also stands out for its advisory counsel for leading financial institutions. 2LinklatersTaxEurope 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years RankedHeld in high regard for its capable handling of high-profile corporate transactions both domestically and internationally. Breadth of experience and knowledge in areas of M&A, financing, restructuring, investment funds and asset management. Clients hail from a broad range of sectors including finance and energy. Capable of advising on regulatory matters as well as contentious tax issues.
- Allen & Overy LLPTaxEurope 2022 | Band 2
- Macfarlanes LLPTaxEurope 2022 | Band 2
3Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLPTaxEurope 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years RankedFocuses on advising clients on the tax elements of public M&A, especially mandates involving US tax issues. Also works with clients on private equity deals. Highly proficient in cross-border transactions thanks to its established global network of offices. Experienced acting for clients within the real estate, finance and technology sectors.
- AshurstTaxEurope 2022 | Band 3
- Baker McKenzieTaxEurope 2022 | Band 3
- Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPTaxEurope 2022 | Band 3
- Herbert Smith FreehillsTaxEurope 2022 | Band 3
- Travers Smith LLPTaxEurope 2022 | Band 3
4CMSTaxEurope 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years RankedRepresents an impressive roster of high-profile clients spanning a broad array of industries. Enviable breadth of sector expertise, with particular strength in real estate, media, technology and private equity. Regularly advises on both domestic and international transactional and tax structuring matters. 4Hogan LovellsTaxEurope 2022 | Band 4 | 14 Years RankedStrong reputation for its experience on the full range of corporate tax matters, including funds, M&A and capital markets. Notable for its transfer pricing expertise as well as its work on SDLT. Experienced in representing clients in a wide range of sectors including healthcare, real estate, finance and pharmaceuticals. 4Latham & WatkinsTaxEurope 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years RankedAdvises on the full range of corporate tax work. In particular, the team stands out for its transactional work, regularly assisting clients with M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions. Notable for its ability to handle cross-border mandates, especially those with a US element. 4Proskauer Rose LLPTaxEurope 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years RankedWell-regarded tax practice 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. Regularly acts on cross-border issues, especially those requiring advice on US tax. Advises clients across a range of corporate matters including M&A, private equity and restructuring.
- Norton Rose FulbrightTaxEurope 2022 | Band 4
- Simmons & Simmons LLPTaxEurope 2022 | Band 4
5Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & FeldTaxEurope 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years RankedBest 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. 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. 5DLA Piper LLPTaxEurope 2022 | Band 5 | 9 Years RankedActs for an impressive set of clients including financial institutions and UK and international corporates. Extensive experience in relation to both direct and indirect tax matters, notably advising on real estate-related mandates as well as on VAT. Capable of advising clients on transfer pricing-related issues. 5Eversheds SutherlandTaxEurope 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years RankedParticular strengths in assisting clients with the tax aspects of regulated investment fund matters, especially those focused on the real estate sector. Additional proficiency advising on a full range of indirect tax matters, domestic and international M&A, and joint ventures. Also notable for its work on tax risk insurance. Acts for both UK-based and international clients, with notable expertise in industries including engineering, finance, retail and energy. 5Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLPTaxEurope 2022 | Band 5 | 13 Years RankedProficient in advising on a comprehensive range of corporate tax matters including M&A, securitisations, private equity deals and restructurings. Works on behalf of an impressive client roster, covering industries such as banking, financial services and energy. Extensive experience advising on cross-border transactions.