Orrick advises clients on tax issues in international corporate transactions, including the structuring of inbound foreign investments and international corporate acquisitions, and international leasing.

Principally through its Paris office, Orrick superintends and coordinates European tax strategies and structures.

  • BHP

    Orrick advised Broken Hill Proprietary Companies, the Australian-based global natural resources company, on tax matters related to its sales of two major divisions.


    Orrick’s Paris tax lawyers arranged the tax strategies for Vivendi’s $23 billion acquisition of Seagram, Inc., and Vivendi’s acquisition through Pathe, S. A. of BSkyB and the subsequent disposition of BSkyB.


    Orrick advised Credit Suisse First Boston in the organization of U.S. real estate holding structures for Middle East investors, and others on numerous inbound and outbound investment plans.