Raymond J. Wiacek

Partner at Jones Day

Raymond J. Wiacek

Raymond J. Wiacek

Partner at Jones Day

Biography

JonesDay
Raymond J. Wiacek (Ray)
Partner
Practice Leader
Tax
Ray Wiacek's practice involves the tax and business aspects of financial and international transactions, including structured and cross-border financings, mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing, and international licensing and related planning for intellectual property, as well as disputes with the IRS and foreign governments related to such transactions. He oversees the Firm's global Tax Practice.

Ray led the worldwide team integrating Warner-Lambert and Pharmacia with Pfizer after Pfizer's acquisition of those companies. This included the disposition of nonstrategic assets, such as Schick and Wilkinson Sword to Energizer and Chiclets and Dentyne to Cadbury. He recently negotiated and closed a number of cross-border financings for Bank of America, against many of the leading banks in Europe. He also has favorably resolved tax disputes ranging from the proper pricing of foreign autos and trucks to the validity of synfuel credits and from the effectiveness of an agreement to share R&D costs worldwide to the tax treatment of M&A break up fees.

In addition to Bank of America and Pfizer, representative clients include Bridgestone/Firestone, Dow Corning, Isuzu Motors, Morgan Stanley, Transworld Oil, and United Coal.

Ray has testified on behalf of U.S. multinational corporations with respect to international tax matters before the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Internal Revenue Service. He also has served as an adjunct tax professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He is a speaker at forums such as the Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation.

Experience


Pfizer reaches agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim to divest animal health assets in connection with regulatory approval process
Jones Day represented Pfizer Inc. in its recently announced agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim to divest certain animal health assets in connection with the regulatory approval process associated with Pfizer's pending acquisition of Wyeth.

Pfizer sells consumer healthcare business to Johnson & Johnson for $16.6 billion
Jones Day represented Pfizer, Inc., the world's largest pharmaceutical company, in the sale of its consumer healthcare business to Johnson & Johnson for $16.6 billion cash.

Isuzu Motors America sells DMAX interest to GM Corp.
Jones Day advised Isuzu Motors America, Inc. in its $150 million sale of commercial vehicle assets and membership interest in DMAX, a joint venture between Isuzu Motors America and General Motors to develop high-end diesel engines, to an affiliate of Isuzu Motors America in connection with a corporate restructuring.

Ernst & Young International sells management consulting business to Cap Gemini Group for $11.7 billion
Jones Day advised Ernst & Young in the $11.7 billion merger of its consulting business with Cap Gemini, the French technology services group.


Publications

August 20, 2007
Attorney Recommends Changes to U.S. Foreign Tax Credit Generator Regs, Tax Notes International
July/August 2007
Zealotry and the new FTC regulations, International Tax Review - PDF Only
Speaking Engagements

September 30, 2010
2010 Transaction Update
July 23, 2009
International Business Roundtable: Pittsburgh in the Global Economy - Doing Business in Europe, Asia, Mexico, and the Middle East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Areas of Focus

Tax
Banking & Finance
International Taxation
Mergers & Acquisitions Taxation
Structured Finance Taxation

Honors & Distinctions

Listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA in each year of its publication; also listed in Euromoney's International Tax Review, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Who's Who Legal


Education

Harvard University (J.D. cum laude 1976); Yale University (B.A. summa cum laude 1973; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

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Number of Boards

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Number of Awards

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Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1976

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1973

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Career History
Partner
Current

Jones Day LP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, government regulations, tax, financial institutions litigation and regulation, business restructuring, and private equity. It offers services to the airlines, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication industries. Jones Day was founded in March 1893 by Edwin J. Blandin and William Lowe Rice and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Adjunct Tax Professor
Prior

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

Boards & Committees
Treasurer, Board of Trustees
Current

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$25K - $100K
2018

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The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institute for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. Privately incorporated and governed by a distinguished board of trustees from academic, professional, and public life, the Center was planned under the auspices of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and began operation in 1978. It provides a national focus for the best work in the liberal arts, drawing attention to the enduring value of ancient and modern history, language and literature, ethical and moral reflection, artistic and cultural traditions, and critical thought in every area of humanistic investigation. By encouraging excellence in scholarship, the Center seeks to insure the continuing strength of the liberal arts and to affirm the importance of the humanities in American life.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Former President of United States

$500
2010

Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group LLC

$500
2008

Former President of United States

Transactions
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Johnson & Johnson purchases Pfizer, Inc. /Consumer Healthcare Business from Pfizer, Inc.

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Pfizer, Inc. purchases Warner-Lambert Co.

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Capgemini SE purchases Ernst & Young LLP /Consulting Business from Ernst & Young LLP

Awards & Honors
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
Euromoney - International Tax Review
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