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Layla J. Asali

Layla J. Asali

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Washington, DC, USA

Practice Areas

International Tax

Tax Controversy

Tax Planning & Consulting

Transfer Pricing

Layla J. Aksakal practices in a broad range of federal income tax issues, including domestic and crossborder corporate acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations; cross-border financings; joint venture planning; inbound and outbound transfers of intangible and other property; foreign tax credit utilization; and Subpart F planning. Ms. Aksakal has extensive experience in multinational structuring, with a particular emphasis on corporate tax planning. She also counsels clients with respect to the U.S. international tax consequences of their cross-border business operations, including issues involving supply chain planning, funding arrangements, and cash management (including repatriation).

Ms. Aksakal frequently speaks and writes on a variety of international and corporate tax topics, including conferences and programs of Tax Executives Institute (TEI), Bloomberg BNA, Practising Law Institute (PLI), the District of Columbia Bar, the American Bar Association (ABA), the Federal Bar Association (FBA), and the International Bar Association (IBA). She has published articles in journals including Tax Notes International, BNA Tax Management International Journal, BNA Tax Management Memorandum, and the CCH International Tax Journal.

Rankings and Recognition

  • The National Law Journal, D.C. Rising Star, 2014
  • Legal 500: Tax: International Tax, 2014
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®: Rising Star, Tax, 2014

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Steering Committee, Taxation Section, District of Columbia Bar
  • Member, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Fiscal Association


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 2003
  • A.B., Princeton University, summa cum laude, 1998

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