Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington)

Paul W. Oosterhuis

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington)
Of Counsel

Mr. Oosterhuis has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, post-acquisition integration, spin-offs, internal restructurings and joint ventures. He also represents multinational companies in nontransactional international tax planning and assists clients in resolving high-stakes, complex tax controversies. Mr. Oosterhuis has been ranked in the top tier of Chambers USA each year since the guide was first released in 2003. He also has been ranked in the top tier of Chambers Global each year since 2002. In addition, he repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Tax Directors Handbook, The Legal 500 U.S., Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax, IFLR1000 and The Best Lawyers in America. He also was named as a 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star. For the past several years, Ms. Oosterhuis has been actively involved in U.S. and international tax policy matters. In addition to writing and speaking on various topics, he has testified before Congress on U.S. tax reform and base erosion and profit shifting, or BEPS, issues. He also represented clients in working with congressional staff to develop various international provisions of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and with Treasury and IRS staff in developing regulations implementing those provisions. In addition, he is an active participant in the ongoing OECD efforts related to the tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy.

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449 Bulletin

James Anderson, Bill Batchelor, Nathaniel Carden, Alex Jupp, Giorgio Motta, Paul W. Oosterhuis, Niels Baeten, Tom R. Selwyn Sharpe The EU Court of Justice annuls the Commission’s expansive interpretation of State aid in a Luxembourg tax rulings case (Fiat Chrysler)


On November 8, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), overturning the first instance EU General Court (General Court), annulled the European Commission’s (EC’s) decision that a Luxembourg tax ruling on Fiat’s intragroup financing transactions “did not reflect economic reality” and (...)

Nathaniel Carden, Paul W. Oosterhuis, Niels Baeten, Giorgio Motta, Alex Jupp, James Anderson The EU General Court delivers two judgments providing guidance on the application of the arm’s length principle in the context of State aid investigations (Fiat / Starbucks)


Introduction On September 24, 2019, the EU General Court (General Court) issued its long-awaited judgments in relation to the appeals brought against two European Commission (EC) decisions of 2015 concluding that tax rulings granted by The Netherlands and Luxembourg conferred illegal state aid (...)

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