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"Highly-service oriented, responsive and pragmatic', clients single out the firm's tax attorneys for their 'authoritative, astute and sagacious advice." - Legal 500 US

Cadwalader's tax practice is notable for its sophistication and diversity as well as its crucial role in the firm's transactional practices, including:

  • the structuring of complex domestic and cross-border deals;
  • the resolution of special tax issues of troubled and insolvent corporations and other entities;
  • the structuring, documentation and execution of complex, tax-advantaged securities transactions and products; and
  • tax controversy matters.

Our tax attorneys are recognized for both their original thinking and results-oriented approach, and with international expertise in U.S. and UK tax law, we routinely represent domestic and multinational corporations, private equity and other investment firms, investment banks and other parties in sophisticated transactions that involve extensive analysis and innovative deal structuring.


 

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The “State of Play” of the European Financial Transaction Tax: European Council Meeting, 8 December 2015
Adam Blakemore,Catherine Richardson, December 29, 2015
On 3 December 2015 the Luxembourg President of the Council of the European Union released a “state of play” announcement on the progress made during the course of this year by the ten European Union participating member states (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal,...

UK Autumn Statement 2015 - Key Tax Measures
Adam Blakemore,Catherine Richardson, November 30, 2015
The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his budgetary Autumn Statement on 25 November 2015. In this Client and Friends Alert we have outlined the key tax measures that we expect to be of interest to Cadwalader’s clients and friends. Following the two UK Budgets held in March and September...

Treasury Announces Second Anti-Inversion Notice
Christopher T. Cox,Richard M. Nugent,Linda Z. Swartz,Edward S. Wei, November 30, 2015
On November 19, 2015, Treasury issued Notice 2015-79 (the “Notice”), which announces Treasury’s intent to issue regulations reducing the tax benefits available to inverted groups and making it more difficult for some U.S. companies to invert. The Notice, which includes rules...

IRS Mulls Change to Spinoff Rules
William P. Mills,Richard M. Nugent,Linda Z. Swartz, June 10, 2015
In a statement that would mark a stark change in approach, an IRS official recently indicated that the IRS may begin requiring that companies seeking to effect tax-free spinoffs conduct active businesses that represent a minimum percentage of the companies’ assets. The official noted that the...

Final Regulations on Section 162(m) Deduction Limit Exceptions
Shane J. Stroud,Linda Z. Swartz, May 06, 2015
New final regulations[1] (the “Final Regulations”) have been issued clarifying and altering the “qualified performance-based compensation” exception and the transitional “reliance period” exception for newly public companies to the $1 million limit on deductible...

UK Budget 2015 - Key Tax Measures
Adam Blakemore,Catherine Richardson, April 14, 2015
The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s final Budget of the current Parliament, given on 18 March 2015, was held in the shadow of the UK’s general election on 7 May 2015. With the backdrop of the UK’s GDP growth increasing, continued low interest rates, rising employment and a reducing...

M&A Update: Market Pressures, Favorable Law Spur REIT Conversions and Spinoffs
William P. Mills,Richard M. Nugent, March 26, 2015
Urged on by activists and institutional shareholders, a large number of companies with real estate holdings pursued real estate investment trust (REIT) conversions or spinoffs in 2014. At least half a dozen companies completed REIT transactions last year, including cell tower company Crown Castle...