Practice

Tax

Today's business world is teeming with pressures. The need for innovation and growth to stay competitive. Increased cross border activity. Heightened regulation. Not to mention the challenging tax environment. Complex tax rules. More tax transparency. Authorities acting on mandates to protect the tax base. A backdrop of media attention. 

Representative experience

Advising 3M on the tax aspects of its US$1bn acquisition of the Separations Media business of Polypore International, Inc.

Advising Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on a global joint venture between Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery, Inc. and Siemens.

Advising Kodak Pension Plan on the US$650m acquisition of the Rockford and Walden businesses from the Kodak Group.

Advising Euler Hermes (Allianz Group) on its international joint venture with Spain's leading insurance group, Mapfre.

Advising SABMiller on the A$11.5bn acquisition of Fosters and its US$1.9bn strategic alliance with Anadolou Efes.

Advised Orbital Sciences Corporation on agreement to combine with Alliant Techsystems Inc.’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) businesses to create Orbital ATK, Inc.

Advising Liberty Global on the disposal of its international content division, Chellomedia, to AMC Networks Inc. for US$1bn.

Advising Daimler on their purchase (as part of a consortium alongside Audi and BMW) of Here, Nokia's digital mapping services business, for £2bn.

Advising Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation in the structuring of its worldwide film, television, and video distribution networks.

Advising GE on the US$23bn sale of its global real estate equity and debt portfolio business to Blackstone Group and Wells Fargo & Co.

Advising ExxonMobil on reorganization of the international holdings structure of the ExxonMobil Group, involving Spanish, U.S., and Luxembourg companies with an aggregate market value of €47bn.

Advised Brown-Forman Corporation on the restructuring of their ownership of Finlandia Vodka Worldwide Ltd. following its acquisition from Altia Corporation of Finland.

Advising Chubb on tax issues relating to the redomestication of its European operating company from Belgium to the UK.

Advising Argent and related companies consortium on their successful (and first) bid for a £4bn iconic redevelopment project in the UK – Brent Cross South.

Advising TSB Bank on their acquisition of £3.3bn of former Northern Rock mortgages and loans from Cerberus Capital Management group.

Hogan Lovells Publications

Draft tax legislation proposals Tax Newsletter

New draft tax legislation was released by National Treasury on 16 July 2018 for comment. A number of amendments have been proposed and it is expected that comments will be made in respect...

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells advises Shop Apotheke on the acquisition of nu3 GmbH

Led by Düsseldorf Partner Birgit Reese Hogan Lovells has advised Shop Apotheke Europe Group on the acquisition of nu3 GmbH, Berlin, the specialist for functional nutrition products.

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Published Works

Hot legal topics in Germany real estate

The German real estate market remains highly attractive to investors. While office investment remains the largest sector in commercial real estate, there has been a growth in the volume of...

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French legal and regulatory update – June 2018

The Paris office of Hogan Lovells is pleased to provide this English language edition of our monthly e - newsletter, which offers a legal and regulatory update covering France and Europe...

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Hogan Lovells South Africa - Corporate Citizenship

Corporate Citizenship, one of the core values of Hogan Lovells, is comprised of seven seven pillars.

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Published Works

The outcomes of the Davis tax committee Business Law & Tax Review

In March the Davis tax committee released its closing report on the work completed over almost five years and at a cost of approximately ZAR12.4 million.

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