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Erika W. Nijenhuis

Erika W. Nijenhuis

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Erika Nijenhuis is a partner of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP based in the New York office.  Ms. Nijenhuis joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1997.

Ms. Nijenhuis' practice focuses on financial products and international tax planning matters.  She regularly advises financial institutions and other domestic and foreign clients on issues relating to capital markets transactions, the development of new financial products, and inbound and outbound business operations. She is one of the country’s leading experts on tax issues arising from the new U.S. rules governing the derivatives market, and on the U.S. tax treatment of bank regulatory capital securities.

Ms. Nijenhuis is distinguished internationally and nationally as one of the best U.S. tax lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Directors Handbook, The Legal 500 United States, The Legal Media Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisors, and Who’s Who Legal.  Ms. Nijenhuis is also recognized as one of the top 30 tax advisors in the U.S. by The Legal Media Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisors.  In 2017 and 2015, Ms. Nijenhuis was named New York City Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America and she also won the “Best in Tax” award at the Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2014 of Euromoney Legal Media GroupTax Notes selected Ms. Nijenhuis as one of the finalists for its inaugural "Person of the Year" award for 2009 in recognition of her expertise in the taxation of financial products and in advising financial institutions on credit crisis-related issues. She served as chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section 2009 – 2010 and was formerly co- chair of the Financial Instruments Committee of the Tax Section.

Ms. Nijenhuis is widely published on the various aspects of the taxation of financial products and on related international tax issues.  She regularly speaks at conferences, including at American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, University of Chicago, New York University, Tax Council Policy Institute, Wall Street Tax Association, Institute of International Bankers, International Tax Institute, International Fiscal Association, and Practising Law Institute meetings and seminars. She has guest-lectured at the Internal Revenue Service and at law schools including the University of Michigan, New York University and Georgetown, and taught a course on the taxation of financial instruments at the University of Washington Law School.

Erika W. Nijenhuis is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters IRS Priority Guidance Plan 2016–2017 (November 3, 2016) - Taxation of Financial Products and Transactions 2017, Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Financial Transactions in the Mergers and Acquisitions Context: Treatment of Merger Termination Fees and Other Merger Expenses (August 1, 2017) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Exploring the IRS Priority Guidance Plan - Taxation of Financial Products and Transactions 2017, Monday, January 23, 2017
Financial Instruments in the M&A Context - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Exploring the IRS Priority Guidance Plan - Exploring the IRS Priority Guidance Plan, Monday, January 23, 2017
Financial Instruments in the M&A Context - Financial Instruments in the M&A Context, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Exploring the IRS Priority Guidance Plan - Exploring the IRS Priority Guidance Plan, Monday, January 23, 2017
Financial Instruments in the M&A Context - Financial Instruments in the M&A Context, Friday, October 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Taxation of Financial Products and Transactions 2017, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Taxation of Securities Futures Contracts - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Disclosure, Listing and Registration Rules for “Potentially Abusive Tax Shelters" - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
New Tax Issues Arising from the Dodd-Frank Act and Related Changes to Market Practice for Derivatives - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Everything I Know About New Financial Products I Learned from DECS - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Contingent Interest Convertible Bonds and the Economic Accrual Regime - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Foreign Tax Law: Its Relevance in Resolving U.S. Tax Law Issues - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
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