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About Alan Rafferty

Alan acts for financial institutions, corporate groups and funds in a variety of sectors, advising on a wide range of transactions (generally with a cross-border aspect). These include reconstructions, tax-structured finance, public and private M&A, equity and debt issuances, real estate investments and joint ventures.

Alan has particular experience advising on the tax aspects of complex financial instruments. He also advises on tax disputes and litigation.

Recent work

  • Advising London Stock Exchange Group on its merger of equals with Deutsche Börse.
  • Advising Deutsche Bahn on its aborted flotation of Arriva.
  • Advising Honeywell International Inc on the tax aspects of its agreement to purchase the Elster Division of Melrose Industries plc for approximately USs$5.1bn.




  • Christ Church, Oxford University