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Deals of the week - January 9 2012

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$2.5 billion

Bristol-Myers Squibb


Kirkland & Ellis


Joint Venture

$2.3 billion


Chesapeake Energy

Fulbright & Jaworski - Robert Phillpott

C. Ray Lees


$900 million


Devon Energy

Fulbright & Jaworski

Vinson & Elkins - Thomas Crichton


$400 million

B/E Aerospace

UFC Aerospace

Shearman & Sterling

Schulz & Associates

Joint Venture

$258 million

Smith & Nephew

Essex Woodlands

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Adam Perry, Michael Bretholz

Reed Smith - Patrick Rice


$162 million

Four Russian private investors

Europa Media Group

Clifford Chance

Bredin Prat - Sébastien de Monès, Timur Celik

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The forum heard that VAT professionals are struggling under new pressures to validate transactions and catch fraud, responsibilities that they say should lie with governments.
The working paper suggested a new framework for boosting effective carbon rates and reducing the inconsistency of climate policy.
UAE firm Virtuzone launches ‘TaxGPT’, claiming it is the first AI-powered tax tool, while the Australian police faces claims of a conflict of interest over its PwC audit contract.
The US technology company is defending its past Irish tax arrangements at the CJEU in a final showdown that could have major political repercussions.
ITR’s Indirect Tax Forum heard that Italy’s VAT investigation into Meta has the potential to set new and expensive tax principles that would likely be adopted around the world
Police are now investigating the leak of confidential tax information by a former PwC partner at the request of the Australian government.
A VAT policy officer at the European Commission told the forum that the initial deadline set for EU convergence of domestic digital VAT reporting is likely to be extended.
The UK government shows little sign of cutting corporate tax, while a growing number of businesses report a decline in investment as a result of the higher tax burden.
Mariana Morais Teixeira of Morais Leitão overviews Portugal’s new tax incentive regime designed to boost the country’s capital-depleted private sector.
Septian Fachrizal, TP analyst at the Directorate General of Taxes, outlines how Indonesia is relying heavily on the successful implementation of pillar one.