Tax in Europe

Debevoise’s European Tax Practice Fields Senior UK and U.S.-Qualified Teams to Create Cutting-Edge, Practical Solutions


Debevoise’s European Tax practice is led by a strong team in London. It identifies the key issues in play and creates thoughtful solutions that are communicated in clear terms. Chambers UK praises partners in the practice for distilling “complex tax principles into comprehensible advice.”

The practice is one of the few European teams able to field a team of senior lawyers qualified in the U.S. and UK. The team frequently works alongside the firm’s Tax practice in the U.S. on international mandates, and also works with local counsel in other jurisdictions. The team is often responsible for the coordination and oversight of local counsel, providing the client with a seamless service. Chambers Europe quotes one client as saying, “thanks to the firm’s strong global network, the team is well placed to handle complex, cross-border mandates.”

The group has particular experience in structuring multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, private equity and hedge fund formations, joint ventures, bankruptcies and restructurings, financings, capital markets, investments, and multi-jurisdictional tax planning.

The team’s sector knowledge gives it a significant advantage. Built through decades of experience advising in a wide variety of industries, the team applies this know-how to its formidable technical knowledge in delivering commercially driven advice on risk/reward decisions.

The team is further distinguished by the nature of its partners and counsel. From ideas to implementation, clients receive high levels of senior involvement. Partners in the team hold roles in industry associations, ensuring the team remains at the forefront of thought leadership. For example, London partner Matthew D. Saronson is a member of the Taxation Committee of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.