Lou Berger practices tax law and represents multinational corporations and private equity funds on a range of matters, including tax planning, M&A, corporate restructurings, transfer pricing, financing transactions, and investment structures.
Lou has significant experience in international tax planning for mostly U.S. multinationals and has been instrumental in obtaining numerous rulings favorable to clients' international tax strategies. He is very involved in the state aid and BEPS developments and counsels clients about related risks and implications.
Recent client engagements include tax planning engagements, including the establishment of European holding, principal, and finance companies; corporate reorganizations; and corporate migrations. Lou also acts regularly as Dutch tax counsel on M&A transactions. He advised Verizon Communications with respect to its $130 billion acquisition of a 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless from Vodafone, Tokyo Electron with respect to its attempted $29 billion merger of equals with Applied Materials, BioMarin in its $680 million acquisition of Prosensa, and GTECH Corporation in its $6.4 billion acquisition of International Game Technology.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Lou was a partner in a leading Dutch tax firm. He started his career in 1997 and was based in New York from 2007 through 2012 as the resident partner of his former firm's New York office with responsibility for the Dutch and Luxembourg practices. Lou is a member of the ABA and IFA and speaks regularly at tax conferences.
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Honors & Distinctions
Who's Who Legal: World's Leading Corporate Tax Lawyers (2014)