Clifford Chance grows U.S. tax, pensions & employment practice with lateral hire of partner Paul Seraganian

Clifford Chance announces that U.S. and international tax specialist Paul Seraganian will join its U.S. Tax, Pensions & Employment (TPE) practice as a partner based in its New York Office. Seraganian adds his more than 20 years of experience in advising on the tax aspects of cross-border corporate transactions, securities offerings, financings and funds and investment management. He has significant experience in advising clients regarding tax-free and taxable reorganizations and acquisitions as well as structuring, operating and unwinding joint venture arrangements.

The US TPE head David Moldenhauer says, "As we observe the continued internationalization of business and investment transactions and the related increase in the complexity of these transactions and client structures, Paul's arrival to the firm further secures our ability to provide first-class advice on critical tax issues.

"I'm delighted to welcome Paul to Clifford Chance -- a sentiment shared by both our US and international teams who are excited to work with him on the market-leading matters we are known for."

Speaking of his arrival, Seraganian says, "I'm excited to be joining such a well-renowned network of lawyers. I see ambition and continued growth in the region, and it is an incredible opportunity to work alongside some of the most respected attorneys in the market."

Clifford Chance's US TPE practice consistently advises on headline transactions across the Americas. Recently, the group has advised private equity firm Ardian on the US$525 million strategic acquisition by its investee company, The Dedalus Group, of DXC Technology's healthcare software provider business; the bank syndicate on Colombia's first multi-source and multi-currency refinancing of a 4G toll road, Alto Magdalena; the formation of Clean Energy Infrastructure X, a targeted US$1.5 billion clean energy and infrastructure fund focused on investments in the US; global asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments on a secondary sale of a ~US$500 million portfolio of private equity fund interests; alterDomus, and its private equity sponsor Permira, on a series of strategic acquisitions in the United States making alterDomus one of the top three largest private asset services providers for US alternative asset managers (~US$1 trillion AUM); the US$1 billion bond issuance by the Republic of Guatemala; and PETROPERU's US$1 billion notes issuance for the Talara Refinery Modernization Project.