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Christopher J. Lallo

Christopher J. Lallo

Ernst & Young LLP
Partner, Transaction Advisory Services - Transaction Tax
Houston, TX, USA

Background and History

  • Chris Lallo joined the Houston office of Ernst & Young LLP in 2008 and currently leads the Transaction Tax Practice for the Southwest Area.
  • He was formerly a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.
  • His practice is focused on both domestic and international tax matters with broad-based experience in the area of tax planning related to domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including taxable and nontaxable transactions, cross-border investments, financing structures, withholding issues, capital market transactions and securities offerings.
  • He is also a past Chair of the Tax Section of the Houston Bar Association.

Representative Experience

  • Significant experience in advising domestic and international energy companies in connection with upstream, midstream, downstream and oilfield service company transactions.
  • Significant experience in mining and other transactions in the natural resources sector.
  • Represents buyers and sellers of public and private organizations in various types of transactions, including cross-border transactions, taxable and nontaxable stock and asset transactions.
  • Represents clients in connection with tax issues related to acquisition financing structures and debt restructuring transactions.
  • Has worked on a significant number of large inbound oil and gas transactions and has advised numerous clients on tax issues associated with inbound investment structures.
  • Has written numerous articles and is a frequent public speaker at professional conferences.
  • Counseled clients in private equity transactions. Represents investors and companies that have been acquired by private equity funds, providing tax counsel on acquisitions and divestures. Provides counsel on tax matters for  both domestic and foreign funds.
  • Counseled clients in international tax planning. Represents clients in connection with global structure planning and business transactions from a tax perspective.
  • Clients include both U.S. and foreign based multinational businesses.
  • Current and past clients include: Apollo Global Management, LLC, Mitsui & Company, Ltd., Marubeni Corporation, SINOPEC International Petroleum Exploration & Production Corporation, CNOOC, Ltd., Linc Energy, Ltd., Parker Drilling Company, Shell Oil Company, Tokyo Gas Company, Ltd. and Korea National Oil Corporation.

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