Richard E. Andersen - Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Richard E. Andersen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Richard Andersen is the firm’s principal international tax lawyer, with more than three decades of experience providing solutions to the global tax challenges faced by international investors and multinational companies. Drawing on his background in the M&A, finance, investment fund and real estate sectors, he assists individual, family, corporate and institutional clients—worldwide and across all industries—with their compliance obligations, and develops effective and practical responses to their cross-border structuring and operational needs and opportunities. As US and overseas businesses and investors “go global” sooner and more often than ever before, his advice helps avoid pitfalls and secure tax planning benefits around the world.


Mr. Andersen advises clients on the legal and tax aspects of international investments and business transactions. He possesses expertise in international and tax law, which enables him to counsel US and international clients on a wide variety of tax, transactional and financing issues. Mr. Andersen has extensive experience representing clients in domestic and international corporate reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures, and joint ventures and fund formation matters. Additionally, he regularly counsels clients with regard to general corporate, partnership and financial matters.

Mr. Andersen provides advice on the tax aspects of real estate acquisitions and dispositions, corporate mergers and acquisitions and international infrastructure projects, including withholding tax issues relating to cross-border cash flows and tax-efficient investor exit mechanisms. He also advises on international debt offerings and investments by sovereign wealth funds, the formation of global investment structures, and on the growing reporting and disclosure obligations of financial institutions and their individual account holders.

Columbia UniversityBA Columbia Law SchoolJ.D. New York UniversityLL.M

Office Location

Seven World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law (International)

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