Kate handles all aspects of cross-border tax structuring for UK-headed and non-UK headed groups. She is particularly knowledgeable in UK DPT provisions, CFC regime, loan relationship anti-avoidance provisions and the new interest limitation rules. She regularly assists multinational companies with the design of their global holding and financing structures. Kate is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser with nearly 20 years' experience in tax-related matters. Prior to joining the Firm, she spent seven years as a partner at a Big Four accounting firm. Kate has been heavily involved in the OECD Base Erosion Profit Shifting initiative, assisting clients in determining potential implications for their businesses. She is a regular speaker on international tax issues.
María Antonia Azpeitia heads the Firm’s Tax Litigation and VAT practice groups in Madrid. She is ranked as a leading practitioner in her field by Chambers Europe, and is highly regarded for her work on VAT matters. She is a regular lecturer in tax seminars and conferences, and contributor to economic newspapers and other specialized publications.
Imke Gerdes is a partner in Baker McKenzie's New York office. Before joining the New York office, she was a partner in the Firm's Vienna office. Imke is admitted to the German Bar, the New York Bar and she is admitted as tax advisor ("Steuerberater") to the Austrian Chamber for Tax Advisors. She is the Chairman of the Subcommittee Taxation of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Massimo Giaconia has extensive experience in all aspects of tax law, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has been the Italian representative in the Executive Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and now he is the chair of Finance Committee at IFA. Mr. Giaconia has authored several articles on taxation matters for a wide range of publications, and is a frequent lecturer for internal corporate training in various industrial companies and financial institutions. He also sits in the Boards of Statutory Auditors in major local and international companies.