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Chapman and Cutler LLP is one of the largest law firms in the United States dedicated to a financial services practice. We understand the evolving needs of financial services clients, and skillfully combine legal acumen with business and market insight as we translate complex laws and regulations into practical advice. Chapman serves clients throughout the world on US legal matters from offices in Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

We have industry-leading practices in bank lending, structured finance and securitization, public finance, lease finance, private placement of debt securities, registered investment company funds, and bankruptcy and restructuring. We regularly advise clients engaged in cross-border transactions. In these matters, we work in concert with law firms and attorneys across the continents to help clients structure, understand, and adapt financial arrangements for their business needs and the changing financial marketplace.

Chapman attorneys are experienced in a broad range of finance practices with global reach. We often act as local counsel in connection with foreign lending transactions and other matters. Our experience includes commercial lending, distressed investments, alternative investments, cross-border institutional private placements, secondary market investments in debt, derivatives, mergers and acquisitions, lease finance, Ex-Im Bank finance, and estate planning.

When structuring cross-border transactions, our tax attorneys are familiar with foreign tax laws and understand the need to balance US and foreign tax law requirements, including negotiation of tax indemnity and other tax-oriented provisions. We have extensive experience with US tax issues relating to international transactions and business operations, US taxation of domestic businesses abroad, US taxation of foreign businesses in the US, pass-through structures for US tax purposes, and treaty interpretation. Our attorneys also have substantial experience with offshore funds, the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, and domestic and international not-for-profit and 501(c)(3) organizations.

We invite you to explore what makes us unique, our work with clients, our talented people, and our insight and perspective.

For further information, please contact:

Paul D. Carman, Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP 111 West Monroe Street Chicago,
Illinois 60603
+1 312 845 3443


Studio Legale Tributario Fantozzi & Associati was established in 1975 by Augusto Fantozzi, lawyer and full professor in tax law, which was the Italian Minister for Finance and the Minister of Foreign Trade between 1995 and 1998 and holds several positions in the corporate bodies of numerous leading Italian companies and multinational corporations.

The firm has offices in Rome, Milan and Bologna. With 8 Senior Partners including lawyers and chartered accountants and more than 30 legal professionals, the firm has a strong specialisation in tax law. Thanks to the years of experience of its legal advisers, the firm provides Italian and international clients with all-round assistance in international tax law regarding direct taxation, VAT and other indirect taxes and has specific expertise in BEPS and in their evolution within the Italian and international regulatory framework.

The firm offers a personalised tax advisory service in the following areas:

  • Company and group taxation
  • Financial markets taxation
  • International taxation
  • Tax disputes and administrative assistance
  • Transfer pricing
  • VAT and indirect taxes
  • Real estate taxation
  • Tax planning for individuals
  • M&A and Private Equity

The firm also has a recognised experience in:

  • assisting clients during inspections of financial authorities;
  • tax/judicial settlement with financial authorities;
  • assisting clients in jurisdictional proceedings in particular before the tax commissions/Courts, the Supreme Court of Cassation, the Constitutional Court, and the European Court of Justice;
  • advance pricing agreements (APA) and mutual agreement procedures (MAP) for international clients.;
  • tax agreement within the insolvency procedures.

The firm provides advice and assistance with high added value in resolving issues related to transfer pricing. Our range of services includes:

  • Analysis of business models, setting of transfer pricing policies and company restructuring;
  • Valuations of companies and intangible assets (also for Patent Box purposes);
  • Benchmark analyses for all types of transaction (goods, services and financing);
  • Preparation of global and local documentation;
  • Drafting of infra-group agreements.



Established in 1991 by lawyers with many years of experience in the ?eld, Maisto e Associati is an independent Italian law ?rm specialised in tax law.

Over the years, the Firm has grown consistently in terms of size and reputation and now ranks 54 professionals, including 11 partners, operating from the two Italian offices located in Milan and Rome and from the London office.

Maisto e Associati is distinguished and recognized by its consolidated and high profile experience in managing complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional cases.

Leading independent researchers - including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, International Tax Review and World Tax – rank our Firm as tier 1 in the Italian tax scene as well as a number of our partners individually.

Most of the Firm professionals participate in advisory bodies and study groups, are frequent speakers at congresses and contribute to publications and to the most prestigious Italian and foreign tax journals, thus maintaining a cutting-edge knowledge of the most advanced tax issues. Several Firm professionals have substantial experience in international taxation issues, having worked in The Netherlands, France, the USA and the UK.

Most of the work of the Firm has an international dimension. The clientele is represented mainly by national and international ?nancial institutions, venture capital, private equity and real estate players, large corporations and multinationals operating in a variety of industry such as banking, manufacturing, tobacco, media and entertainment, pharmaceutical, real estate, IT, telecommunications and consulting as well as high net worth individuals and international wealthy families.



Paragon International Insurance Brokers Limited

M&A Insurance


The Paragon M&A team supports all parties involved in an M&A transaction. We have developed a strong reputation for providing trusted advice and delivering effective M&A insurance solutions. The team can draw on over 45 years’ experience, from thousands of enquiries and hundreds of M&A insurance placements across the globe, to respond swiftly to your transaction needs and execute the right insurance solution for you.

The London team has worked on a vast range of transaction sizes and sources cover from the most appropriate global market based on the transaction dynamics. Our team has unparalleled experience in understanding the subtle complexities in broking risks in different jurisdictions.

The protection provided by tax insurance enables our clients to manage liabilities, unlock potential deal-breakers, enhance financial dynamics and improve bidding positions. Taxation is one of the most politicised areas of law and therefore frequently subject to change. Whether it is due to a change of policy by an incoming administration, or the impact of changes to taxation on a global scale (eg BEPS), businesses and their advisors must remain up to date with a vast amount of frequently changing rules. Tax Liability insurance (TLI) has developed alongside Warranty and Indemnity insurance (W&I) over the last 20 years into a sophisticated, globally recognised tool to assist parties with managing tax risks.

The market of insurers offering TLI policies has increased dramatically in recent years across the globe. This has led to more competitive premiums along with an increase in both capacity and the breadth of tax risks that insurers will consider covering. All this means that TLI provides a cost-effective solution in an ever-increasing range of transaction dynamics.

Reasons to consider TLI:

- If due diligence has identified a potential tax issue - Where a tax issue is identified in the course of a transaction it can often create a sticking point in negotiations. This could be because the parties can’t agree on the quantum or the profile of the risk, or the buyer simply won’t accept exposure to an identified issue. TLI can be used to quantify worst case economic exposure of a known issue with uncertain outcomes, thereby minimising any leverage opportunity potential buyers may seek.

- Utilise a TLI policy to help manage provisions for capital on a balance sheet - The era of cheap money driven by historically low interest rates is expected to end soon. This means that the cost to a business of having trapped capital is going to increase. Weighing up the cost of the one-off premium compared to the ongoing cost of having capital trapped on a balance sheet means that a TLI policy is an economically efficient option in a range of scenarios.

- By providing more certainty on particularly complex or cross-border transactions - International transactions or intra-group reorganisations often involve navigating complex tax legislation across multiple jurisdictions, which can result in risk. TLI policies help clients and their advisors manage this risk by providing certainty that if a risk were to crystallise, they would have a policy to rely on.


International Financial Law Review (IFLR) is the market-leading financial law publication for lawyers specialising in international finance in financial institutions, corporates and in private practice. With journalists based in the US, UK and Asia IFLR offers the monthly audience of 30,000+ individuals everything from practical, actionable insight on the latest deal structures and regulatory developments to interviews with regulators and in-house counsel worldwide.

IFLR’s mission, from its inception 30 years ago, has been to provide professionals in the financial services industry with focused, practical and digestible reports on matters affecting international finance. The format of the Review has changed over the years; the high quality of its substantive content has not.”

Lee C. Buchheit, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

I really rate the fact that IFLR interacts so closely with such a large number of people across the financial law community. They always seem to know the right people to consult on a given topic […], covering key legal and regulatory issues of the moment, for many different constituents of the market.”

Mark Bicknell, MD and Associate General Counsel, BAML, London, UK


The current highly dynamic and unpredictable business environment presents multinational companies with significant challenges with regards to their intercompany pricing policies. NERA’s transfer pricing professionals assist clients by providing independent and defensible economic analyses to define, document, and defend their transfer pricing policies.

Our global Transfer Pricing practice helps clients deal with their transfer pricing challenges relying on sound economic analyses. Our experts utilize market-based pricing techniques including value-chain and industry structure analyses, benchmarking studies, and rigorous valuation methodologies to design intercompany pricing policies grounded in sound business strategy and well-established economic principles. The results are transfer pricing solutions that meet both business objectives and arm's-length requirements.

For more information, please contact
Dr. Emmanuel Llinares
Managing Director, Head of Global Transfer Pricing
NERA Economic Consulting

Amanda Pletz,
Associate Director, Global Transfer Pricing Practice
NERA Economic Consulting


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