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.

Press Releases

Hogan Lovells advises Covivio on the divestiture of operations of nine hotels by way of share deal

Led by Frankfurt partner Marc P. Werner  Hogan Lovells has advised Covivio Immobilien GmbH on the divestiture of operating businesses of nine hotels to French budget hotel group...

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Published Works

SARS in venture capital move Business Law & Tax Review

Memorandum accompanying draft bill does not provide clarity regarding specific abusive structures

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells appoints new tax partner in Paris

Hogan Lovells has appointed Ludovic Geneston to its Paris office as a tax partner. Ludovic joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he has been since 2007.

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells advises Fluor on Seagreen offshore wind sale to SSE

Hogan Lovells has advised Fluor on the sale to SSE of Fluor's 50% stake in the Seagreen offshore wind farm projects under development by Seagreen Wind Energy Limited. SSE is Fluor's...

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Blog Post

An interesting development as regards VAT deduction rights on shareholding acquisitions

The European Court of Justice (the "Court") ruled already in the past (see for instance Larentia-Minerva and Marenave cases: C-108/14 and C-109/14) that deduction rights were to be given to ...

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