Our tax practice specialises in strategic international tax planning for multijurisdictional matters and in implementing cross-border transactions.

Orrick’s international tax group comprises attorneys that specialise in international tax matters based in the United States and Europe, including a global network of local tax specialists to service our clients’ tax needs wherever they choose to do business.

Each of these specialists has experience in coordinating tax advice from a wide network of local tax counsel that enables Orrick to provide clients with a seamless global tax service.

The Differentiators

  1. Sector Focus

    • Technology
      We are a leading law firm in giving tax advice in respect of technology and growth clients.

      Examples of how we assist clients include:
       
      • Reorganising European groups to attract finance from Silicon Valley
      • Track record in advising on tax-efficient structuring in respect of intellectual property assets
      • Specific expertise on venture capital tax incentives (such as EIS/SEIS in the United Kingdom)
      • Dedicated resources for share incentives for growth companies
    • Energy and Infrastructure
      • Highly active in advising on M&A transactions in renewable energy sector, including large number of deals for major clients
      • Expertise in structuring project work, in particular developments in Africa and Latin America
         
  2. International Footprint

    • Particular experience in cross-border work with the United States, especially for United States clients expanding into Europe
    • Tax advice for headline complex multijurisdictional M&A transactions
    • A “go to” firm for equity incentive planning, particularly where multi-jurisdictional plans are needed
       
  3. Credentials

    • Representative clients and engagements on areas referred to above are available on request
    • Orrick was named by the FT as “The Most Innovative Law Firm in North America” for 2016, and was included in The American Lawyer’s 2016 A-List for an 8th time and 4th year in a row, this includes ranking as the 9th best law firm in the US in its commitment to pro bono
    • Orrick advised Canal+ on its sale of TVN to Scripps Networks Interactive. The London Tax team was awarded European Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year at the 2016 International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards
    • Orrick was awarded European Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year at the International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards
  • Credit Suisse

    • Tax advice for Credit Suisse’s structured note program, which involves the issuance of approximately 1,000 complex financial instruments and sales of over
      $1 billion each year.
      (United States, Canada, United Kingdom)

    Telenor

    • Tax advice to Telenor Group ASA, a public telecommunication company with more than 200 million subscribers in thirteen markets, in connection with its acquisition of approximately 95% of the stock of TapAd, Inc., a leading marketing technology firm.
      (United States, Norway)

    Zestfinance

    • Joint venture between Zestfinance and JD.com in China to develop proprietary financial software.
      (China)

    Aareal Bank Group

    • Sale of mortgage loans issued to Simon properties to a German bank in connection with deed in lieu of foreclosure transaction.
      (Germany)

    Parmalat

    • Parmalat’s acquisition of Karoun Dairies and Central Valley Processing.
      (Italy)

    Woolrich

    • Advised Woolrich, Inc., America’s oldest outdoor clothing company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of outdoor lifestyle apparel, in its merger with Woolrich Europe, a licensee of its trademark in Europe and Asia owned by Italy-based
      W.P. Lavori in Corso.
      (United States, Italy, United Kingdom)

    LINTECCorporation

    • Represented LINTECCorporation, a Japanesecompany, in its $375 million acquisition of MACtac Americas.
      (United States, Japan)

    Playcanvas

    • Represented Playcanvas in connection with its acquisition by Snap, Inc.
      (United Kingdom, United States)

    Neema Technologies

    • Represented Neema Technologies, an Isle of Man holding company which owned an Israeli technology company, in its domestication into a U.S. corporation.
      (Israel, Isle of Man)

    Veolia

    • Veolia America in its $325 million acquisition of a 7 industrial property portfolio from Chemours’ Sulfur Products division
      (France, United States)

    Canal+

    • Advised Canal+ on its sale of TVN to Scripps Networks Interactive. The London Tax team was awarded European Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year at the 2016 International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards.
      (France, Poland, United States)

    Cloudreach

    • Advised Cloudreach in the acquisition of a majority stake in the company by leading investment firm Blackstone Group.
      (United Kingdom, United States)

    StudioCanal

    • Advised StudioCanal in the acquisition of Paddington and Company Limited, which owns all intellectual property rights apart from publishing rights to Michael Bond’s classic children’s character Paddington Bear.
      (France, United Kingdom)

    Pagerduty

    • Continuing representation in connection with transfer pricing matters in the United States.
      (United States, Canada)

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