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Our clients require a seamless, multi-jurisdictional tax advisory service, whether on a stand-alone basis or as an integral part of the full legal service offered by Allen & Overy.

That's why, with over 100 tax specialists across our international network, we are able to offer both domestic and cross-border advice wherever our clients need it, whether they are financial institutions, corporate entities, or funds.

The depth and breadth of our knowledge ensures that we are able to support our clients' business needs successfully and provide high quality, innovative tax solutions in the increasingly complex area of tax legislation and practice.

Our tax offering

Asset finance

We have experience in all areas of tax based asset finance, including aviation, shipping, rail and commercial property.
We advise many of the world’s leading financial institutions and corporations on domestic and crossborder transactions.

Banking & Finance

Many of the world’s leading banks and financial institutions turn to Allen & Overy for help with their most important and innovative deals. Our international Tax group has a great deal of expertise and advises on a range of products from bilateral and syndicated loans, to leveraged acquisition and project finance.


We advise on corporate reorganisations and restructurings as well as commercial transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, demergers, capital raising, joint ventures, tax efficient holding company and financing structures and permanent establishment issues.
Our client base includes corporations involved in banking and finance, energy, insurance, manufacturing, retail, technology, media, public utility, construction, shipping, aircraft, transport, property and engineering.

Indirect tax

We have indirect tax expertise, in particular value added taxes, across sectors – from the ever-changing financial sector, through asset finance and corporate, to not for profit and private client areas.

International Capital Markets

Allen & Overy is one of the world’s leading International Capital Markets practices and tax plays a key role in this work. Our international Tax team is involved in the full range of transactions including debt capital markets, derivatives, equity capital markets, Islamic finance, securitisations, structured finance and structured retail products.

Investment funds

We offer cross-border expertise on regulated funds, hedge funds, infrastructure funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and structured funds. Our work covers the structuring of new funds and reviewing fund structures for prospective investors. We also advise managers about ongoing tax issues.

Real Estate

Tax considerations are important in real estate transactions, particularly those that are complex and innovative. We work with our real estate colleagues, providing expert tax advice on every type of real estate transaction.

Restructurings and insolvencies

Our restructuring practice operates at the forefront of a changing market. We provide tax advice to distressed companies, insolvency practitioners, banks and funds.

Structured finance

Frequent changes of law make this a very innovative and challenging area and we are one of the few tax departments that are trusted by clients to advise on and implement their ideas.

Tax investigations

All of our major offices have experience advising clients on tax audits and their relationship with local tax authorities, national courts or European legislative bodies. We regularly deal with domestic and cross-border investigations.

Recognition for our work

  • "extremely competent and well structured with cross-border capabilities." – Chambers & Partners Global 2019
  • One source described the team as "top notch" due to their responsiveness, subject knowledge and excellent service. – Chambers & Partners Global 2019
  • Clients appreciate the team's "very high-quality advice" admiring both the technical input and the client service – Chambers & Partners  Europe 2019
  • "They are very business-oriented, with sound technical knowledge and a well-balanced team that has a co-operative mindset." – Chambers & Partners Europe 2019

Michal Dušek

Senior Tax Advisor
Czech Republic MichalDušek

Dr Gottfried Breuninger

Partner, German Head of Tax and Chair of Global Tax
Germany GottfriedBreuninger

Patrick Mischo

Luxembourg PatrickMischo

Jean Schaffner

Luxembourg JeanSchaffner

Maciej Kulawik

Senior Associate
Poland MaciejKulawik

Lionel Shawe

South Africa LionelShawe

James Burton

United Kingdom JamesBurton

Lydia Challen

United Kingdom LydiaChallen

Vimal Tilakapala

United Kingdom VimalTilakapala

Charles Yorke

United Kingdom CharlesYorke

Jack L. Heinberg

United States Jack L.Heinberg

Dave Lewis

United States DaveLewis

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