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Akin Gump announces three new tax partners


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has promoted Sophie Donnithorne-Tait, Olivier De Moor and Alexander Specht to partners in the firm’s tax practice as of January 1 2017.

They are among 10 individuals within firm who have been promoted.


Sophie Donnithorne-Tait

Donnithorne-Tait advises on all aspects of UK corporate tax at Akin Gump’s London office. She concentrates on financial restructurings, group reorganisations, structured finance arrangements and VAT. She has particular experience in the tax implications of restructuring UK oil and gas companies and works closely with her counterparts in the firm’s US offices and frequently advises US funds on the tax-efficient structuring of their investments into Europe.


Olivier De Moor

De Moor is based in the New York office and is also a member of the firm's tax practice. He focuses on the US federal tax and tax treaty aspects of corporate and financial transactions involving hedge and private equity funds, the structuring and restructuring of investments in the US, and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he regularly advises on the US and international tax aspects of foreign investments by US investors, advises on a broad range of US withholding issues and has extensive experience handling Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) issues.


Alexander Specht

Specht focuses his work on the US federal tax aspects of domestic and cross-border financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. He regularly advises private equity and hedge funds on matters related to the structuring of investments and operations within and outside of the US.

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