Matthew D. Saronson

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Matthew D. Saronson

Matthew D. Saronson

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Matt Saronson is a partner in the firm’s Tax Department whose practice focuses on advising sponsors and investors on the US and international tax aspects of private equity funds and representing private equity and corporate clients in connection with complex, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, dispositions, financings and partnership transactions. Working with the firm’s fund formation lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia, he has advised on a broad spectrum of private funds. Mr. Saronson is a member of the Taxation Committee of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.

Mr. Saronson joined Debevoise’s New York office in 1997 and relocated to the firm’s London office in 2003, where he became a partner in 2006.

Mr. Saronson has published numerous articles and is a frequent public speaker. Recent publications include “How New FATCA Regs Affect Private Investment Funds”, Law360 (June 2012), and “Catch Ya by FATCA”, The Global Legal Post (April 2012). Recent speaking engagements include “Ensure the Right Terms: Making Both Parties Happy”, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (April 2013), “US international tax policy following the US Presidential Election”, BVCA Tax, Legal & Regulatory Conference (November 2012), and “Developments in Taxation of Private Equity”, International Bar Association (November 2009).

Mr. Saronson received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1994, where he graduated with highest honors and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated with highest honors in 1997 and was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Saronson was a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to the bar in New York and Vermont.

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Matthew D. Saronson
Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Education
J.D., with Highest Honors, Order of the Coif
Class of 1997
B.A. with Highest Honors
Class of 1994
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Partner
1997 - Current

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provides legal services. Practice areas include: complex acquisition, financing transactions, litigation & arbitration, tax, employee benefits, and trusts & estates. The company was founded in 1931 by Eli Whitney Debevoise and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Member, Taxation Committee
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Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Holdings LP, Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC purchase Westbury Street Holdings Ltd. from Intermediate Capital Group Plc (Private Equity)

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Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Holdings LP purchase D'IM SA from D'Ieteren SA/NV

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Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec purchases Datamars SA from CDP Capital Private Equity, Bear Stearns FoF Asset Management, Columna Capital LLP

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
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Speaker
Cape Town, South Africa
10th Annual AVCA Conference

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