Caplin & Drysdale Welcomes Steven Hannes to Its International Tax Group
Mr. Hannes assists U.S.- and foreign-based multinational corporations in structuring their cross-border transactions, and counsels multinational companies in tax controversies. He represents clients on matters at the Audit, Appeals, Competent Authority and the Advance Pricing Agreement offices of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Mr. Hannes is recognized nationally for planning and defending structures and contractual arrangements that involve intra-group transactions and prices for intellectual property, goods and services. He has also presented expert testimony on tax treaties in court and is providing services as an expert on transfer pricing in arbitration.
Mr. Hannes has experience with clients in a range of industries, including automotive, heavy machinery, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, computers and electronics, and consumer goods such as beverages and photo equipment. He also counsels clients involved in research, technical, and other services.
Mr. Hannes served as associate international tax counsel in the Office of the Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) of the US Department of the Treasury. He helped negotiate income tax treaties and protocols with, among others, the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom. Before joining Treasury, Mr. Hannes was chief of the international rulings group in what was then called the Office of the Assistant Commissioner (Technical) of the IRS.
Mr. Hannes speaks frequently at international and national conferences, and has authored many articles on international tax topics.
- Senior Counsel