Edward Tanenbaum is co-chair of the firm’s Federal & International Tax Group and a member of the firm’s Global Services & Strategies Committee. Mr. Tanenbaum’s practice consists primarily of planning and structuring tax efficient solutions for cross-border business transactions and investments by foreign multinational corporations and high net worth individuals including through the use of double tax treaties. He has also advised on the various U.S. anti-deferral tax regimes in connection with the offshore investments of U.S. multinationals, citizens and resident aliens; counseled on corporate inversions; and advised on numerous international and cross-border joint ventures, acquisitions, restructurings and reorganizations. Mr. Tanenbaum focuses his overseas practice primarily on the D-A-CH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and the Benelux countries and is a member of the firm's German Practice Team (CV auf Deutsch).
Mr. Tanenbaum has made significant contributions to the drafting of the U.S. tax regulations affecting withholding taxes on payments of U.S. income to nonresident aliens and foreign corporations and has been instrumental in the creation of the IRS “Qualified Intermediary” regime applicable to foreign financial institutions. He has counseled extensively on the new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regime and also advises regularly on international cross-border tax enforcement matters.
Mr. Tanenbaum has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA, International Tax Review, The Best Lawyers in America andSuper Lawyers.