Tax authorities around the world have become more aggressive in targeting corporates, multi-nationals and high net worth individuals with claims of tax avoidance and evasion and other tax-related issues.
Contentious areas include:
Dispute resolution and settlement of disputes
Our tax disputes practice has expertise to advise taxpayers, whether corporates and their board of directors or individuals, on strategies to deal with tax authorities, and the management of tax controversies from the outset, through litigation, mediation, arbitration or settlement. We also have top rated advisors in complex tax-related cross border disputes under Tax Treaties and Bilateral Investment Treaties involving tax authorities in multiple jurisdictions.
Quinn Emanuel mourns the loss of one of its name partners, Bill Urquhart. Bill joined the firm 31 years ago when it was just a few lawyers in downtown Los Angeles. Bill was a visionary and helped lead a transformation of the firm from a small litigation boutique to the largest and most successful litigation firm in the world, with over 800 lawyers in 23 offices on four continents.
In his legal practice, Bill was a sage counselor and trusted advisor for both plaintiffs and defendants, and for numerous Fortune 100 companies in their most important disputes — matters that usually involved tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of dollars. Over the years he advised IBM, Hughes, Johnson Controls, CNA, Nokia and Qualcomm, among many many others.
For the many people at the firm who were fortunate to know Bill, he was more than a visionary partner and excellent lawyer, he was also a friend, who lived and loved life. He was loved and will be missed.
He leaves behind his wife Mary and 6 children, and our thoughts are with them in this time of grief.