Clients turn to Christine Lane for her strategic business approach and her practical solutions to solving tough tax issues. She is best known for her work with complex transactional matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and restructurings. In addition, she frequently advises clients on insurance tax matters, including insurance company and product issues.

In addition to her transactional experience, Christine is no stranger to the IRS and works with clients on a variety of tax controversy matters. Combining her prior litigation and transactional experience as a lawyer for the Office of Chief Counsel at the IRS and her national office experience at a "Big Four" public accounting firm, Christine brings a unique perspective and skill set to her thinking on tax problems.

Notably, while at the IRS, Christine litigated matters before the United States Tax Court and United States Bankruptcy Court, and was appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney.

Awards and recognitions

2017

Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions

Education

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction, 2013

J.D., Florida State University College of Law, cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2006

B.B.A., University of Miami, summa cum laude, 2002

Memberships

Member, FBA Tax Section

Advisory Board, FBA Insurance Tax Seminar

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Florida

Court admissions

U.S. Tax Court

Representative experience

Represented GE Healthcare in its acquisition of Thermo Fisher's cell culture, gene modulation, and magnetic beads businesses for around US$1.06bn.

Represented the 3M Company in its US$1.037bn acquisition of the Polypore separations media business.

Represented The Advisory Board Company in its US$850m acquisition of Royall & Company.

Represented Gemalto N.V. in its acquisition of SafeNet, Inc. from Vector Capital for US$890m.

Represented Kodak Pension Plan of the UK on its US$650m acquisition of Kodak Alaris from Eastman Kodak for cash and non-cash consideration.

Represented Daimler AG in the acquisition of RideScout, the leading app-based mobility platform in North America.

Provided counsel to U.S. insurance company in its divestiture of life and annuity businesses.

Advised non-U.S. insurance company in its cross-border reorganization.

Represented U.S. insurance company in its acquisition of several shelf and service companies.

Subject matter expert on behalf of IRS in tax controversy matters before the U.S. Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. District Court.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

Section 385 regulations: What insurance companies need to know

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

Considerations in Drafting the Tax Provisions of a Sale or Purchase Agreement

Published Works

The U.K. Diverted Profits Tax Journal of Taxation

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