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Aurell Taussig

Aurell Taussig


Aurell advises on tax issues on a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and equity capital markets work.



Aurell has particular expertise in advising on investment funds taxation, regularly advising on the establishment of listed and private funds, as well as advising asset managers generally on a range of complex tax issues.  He also regularly advises on private equity transactions and on energy transactions, in particular oil and gas and renewables M&A.  Much of his work has an international focus.

Aurell is listed as a recommended tax practitioner by Legal 500 2016 and referred to as a key individual in Legal 500 2021, in which one client is quoted as describing him as "knowledgeable, approachable, available and engaged in our assignment".  

Aurell's experience includes advising:

  • BioPharma Credit, a new investment fund managed by Pharmakon Advisors and investing in the life sciences industry, on its proposed IPO and listing on the London Stock Exchange 
  • Atlassian Corporation on its $4.4 billion listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market
  • Healthcare Royalty Pharma on its proposed IPO on the London Stock Exchange
  • Man Group on its acquisition of Aalto Invest 
  • The Ping An Group on its acquisition of the Mayborn Group 
  • Altra Industrial Motion on its €198 million acquisition of the Stromag business from GKN 
  • AGCO Corporation on its $340 million acquisition of Cimbria Holdings from Silverfleet Capital
  • Sinopec on its acquisition of a 49% of Talisman Energy's UK North Sea oil and gas business for $1.5 billion
  • BHP Billiton on its disposal of interests in oil and gas fields in Liverpool Bay to Eni ULX
  • Abbvie on its £32 billion recommended takeover offer for Shire
  • AO and Just Eat on their IPOs on the London Stock Exchange
  • BP on its disposal of its downstream businesses in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia
  • Cabot Square on a number of company acquisitions and disposals
  • Keith McDermott and a related family trust on the sale of their stake in Longview Asset Management to Northill Capital
  • Northern Foods on a proposed merger of equals with Greencore, which involved EU cross-border merger rules
  • Apache Corporation on its $1.75 billion acquisition of North Sea assets from Exxon Mobil
  • Ernst & Young as administrators to Nortel Networks' entities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and on the sale of Nortel's business for an aggregate of $7.5 billion

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