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Peter Nias, Andy Moody, David Jacob
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Partner, McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP; Senior Associate, McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP; and Associate, McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP, respecitvely
is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP, based in its London office. He is head of the London office Tax Department, where his practice focuses on direct and indirect tax advice on a broad range of corporate and commercial business activities, including acquisitions and disposals, and corporate structures for UK and international business investments. Peter also advises on general corporate commercial tax matters for companies and advises individuals on wealth preservation techniques.
In the area of structured finance, Peter’s experience includes asset and cross-border structuring. Peter also regularly advises on thin capitalisation and transfer pricing issues as well as tax disputes and litigation including negotiating settlements with the UK tax authorities.
Through membership of a number of professional technical committees, he is in regular contact with senior Revenue and Customs officials in respect of the consultation process involving new legislation. He is chairman of the International Tax Sub-Committee of the Law Society’s Tax Law Committee and a member and former chairman of the International Tax Sub-Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Peter is a frequent speaker at tax conferences on a wide range of tax issues, including: international structuring for multinational corporations, transfer pricing, asset financing and securitisations, and European Union harmonisation and regularly contributes articles on these subjects to technical journals (an updated list of articles is posted on the McDermott Will & Emery website at www.mwe.com).
He was named by International Tax Review in their Directory of the “World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers”. He also is named as a leader in his field in a number of directories, including
(“highly regarded by peers”),
(“thoroughly charming”, “a tremendous reputation”, “very able technically and extremely knowledgeable”) and
. Peter was recently named a worldwide leader of tax in
Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2007.
Advising a number of US based multinationals on the application of the UK anti-avoidance arbitrage legislation to the UK components of their international corporate group structures
Renewal of first APA under new UK transfer pricing regime (1999) for major US based pharmaceutical company
Advising the world’s largest developer and distributor of electronic games on its UK transfer pricing strategy including its current tax authority audit
Advising a FTSE 100 international energy and petroleum group on the worldwide restructuring of its multi-billion dollar brand to maintain ownership protection and enhance brand value
Advising on the European restructuring of a US based heavy machinery group to achieve thin capitalisation targets and US repatriation objectives
, L.L.B. (Hons), 1976
is a senior associate in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP, based in its London office. He is a member of the International Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Group where his practice focuses on international arbitration. The disputes in which he has acted have brought him before institutional and ad hoc tribunals in several jurisdictions and have involved a variety of governing laws. His practice has also included cases in the English High Court and advising on non-contentious matters.
Andy spent three months on secondment at ENI Gas & Power in Milan and was also seconded to the Milan and Piraeus offices of his previous firm. Andy is a member of the Law Society and of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
Advising Azpetrol in its Energy Charter Treaty ICSID claim against Azerbaijan
Advised the Government of Georgia in its successful defense in an ICSID arbitration, subject to Georgian law, commenced by a consortium of international construction and project finance companies in relation to the construction and operation of a hydro power station outside Tblisi, Georgia
Advised Hunter Fan Company in an arbitration subject to English procedural law and New York substantive law. This arbitration was ad hoc and governed by the UNCITRAL Rules
Advised EBRD in an international arbitration subject to English procedural law and Czech substantive law. This arbitration was governed by the UNCITRAL rules and had the LCIA as appointing authority
Advised EBRD in an international arbitration subject to English procedural law and Bulgarian substantive law. This arbitration was governed by the UNCITRAL rules and had the LCIA as appointing authority
Advised an oil company on a high value contractual dispute in Kazakhstan. This arbitration was subject to English procedural and substantive law, governed by the UNCITRAL Rules and administered by the LCIA
Advised a Nevis offshore international trade company in an ad hoc international arbitration subject to English substantive law and Swiss procedural law
Advised Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB in English High Court proceedings to enforce an ICC award against two defendants
Defended an energy company in an English High Court case. The dispute was over certain licenses to develop onshore gas fields in the UK and was a result of the collapse of Enron
Advised Juventus Football club S.p.A in English High Court proceedings to enforce a CAS award against a premiership club
of Law, London, 2000
of Law, London, 1999
Sewanee: The University of the South (1997), B.A.
is an associate in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP, based in its London office. He is a member of the Tax Department where his practice focuses on a range of international and domestic corporate tax issues. David has advised clients on a number of complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, reorganisations, structured financings and securitisations and structured real estate acquisitions and disposals.
Prior to joining the firm, David was a tax associate in the London office of an international law firm.
Advising a publishing company on the $950 million acquisition of an educational publishing business operating in 11 jurisdictions
Advising an investment bank on the acquisition of a portfolio of commodity derivatives and a uranium trading business
Advising an Anglo-American syndicate of investors on its acquisition of a 25% interest in an Edinburgh-based investment management firm
Advising a multinational industrial vehicle manufacturer on the reorganisation of its UK arm
Advising a privately owned property group on its £265 million commercial mortgage-backed security issue
Advising various arrangers and investment managers on the structure and issue of collateralised loan obligations
Advising an agricultural equipment manufacturer on its trade receivables financing via a commercial paper conduit structure
Advising a property fund manager on the £200 million acquisition and subsequent restructuring of a City of London office building
Advising a FTSE 100 listed property company on its £450 million acquisition of various UK retail parks
of Law, London, 2001
King's College London, LL.B. (Hons.), 2000
I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Maîtrise en Droit, 2000
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