Willkie Expands Tax Practice with Addition of Partner Vadim Mahmoudov in New York

August 2, 2021

New York, NY (August 2, 2021) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Vadim Mahmoudov has joined the Firm as a partner in the Tax Department, based in the New York office. Mr. Mahmoudov was previously M&A Tax Principal and U.S. Debt Restructuring Tax Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Mr. Mahmoudov focuses his practice on structuring, negotiating and tax modeling for cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy restructurings and debt workouts. He also has significant experience in fund formation matters for private equity clients, corporate spin-offs, debt financings, and insurance-related transactions.

“Vadim is an excellent tax practitioner with a broad transactional practice that aligns with our core strengths as a firm,” said Christopher Peters, partner and Chair of the Tax Department. “His strong private equity and insurance experience and integrated approach to working on M&A, restructuring and fund formation matters expand our transactional tax capabilities and complement the work we undertake. We are pleased to welcome him to Willkie.”

Mr. Mahmoudov is a noted author who has written numerous articles on timely tax issues, including co-authoring “Selected Federal Income Tax Issues Arising in Corporate Debt Restructurings,” PLI 2020, “Watch Your Back with DAC Under Loss Limitation Rules,” Tax Notes and “Intragroup Wars: Abusive Parents, Rebellious Subsidiaries,” Tax Notes. He has spoken on numerous panels, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Insurance Tax Conference, the LICONY Annual Tax Conference, the NYU Federal Tax Institute, the New York State Bar Association Tax Section Summer Meeting, and the Annual Philadelphia Tax Conference. He has been recommended by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US, is a member of the Tax Club and has also served on the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Mahmoudov commented: “Willkie’s private equity, insurance and transactional capabilities are highly regarded across many markets and are a natural fit for my practice. I have worked across the table from Willkie’s tax team over the years and am thrilled to join such a talented and collaborative group and contribute to its success.”

Willkie’s tax group is an international, multidisciplinary leader in the field, providing sophisticated tax planning and structuring advice in a practical, timely and efficient manner. Our tax lawyers work closely with our M&A, private equity, insurance transactional, real estate, asset management and business reorganization and restructuring colleagues on complex transactions, both domestic and cross-border, to provide seamless advice.

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