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.

Published Works

Gig economy puts focus on taxation of independent contractors Business Day

With the gig economy growing and the “real” economy slowing, the government will be on the lookout to make sure it gets its slice of the pie when people make money literally...

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Blog Post

Recent Luxembourg case law on the commercial activity of partnerships: between clarifications and interrogations (Part 2)

In continuation of the first part of our article on the decision of the Luxembourg Administrative Court of 8 February 2018 (the "Court") covering the commercial activity of a partnership...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

French legal and regulatory update – July to October 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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Published Works

Taxing times EG Global Investor Guide Autumn 2018

Investors acquiring, holding or selling real estate in the UK, Germany, France and the US will all be affected by significant changes in taxation policy.

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