Nicholas J. DeNovio, former Global Chair of the International Tax Practice, advises multinational corporations on complex cross-border transactions.

Mr. DeNovio draws on his deep public and private sector experience to guide multinational corporations on: 

  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Spinoffs
  • Financings 
  • Group structuring 
  • He helps clients see around deal corners and navigate their most sophisticated transactional tax matters.

Mr. DeNovio has spent most of his career at Latham and is a member of the Audit Committee and Client Intake Committee. He has served as Chair of the planning committees for the George Washington University/IRS International Tax Program and as Chair of the University of Chicago’s Federal Tax Conference. 

Mr. DeNovio is a well-known thought leader on cross-border M&A and international tax planning. He has written and presented for organizations including the Tax Executives Institute (TEI), Practicing Law Institute (PLI), International Fiscal Association (IFA), and National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), as well as various bar associations. He also serves on the International Tax Journal’s editorial board. From 2002 - 2005, he served in Government, and in his role as IRS Deputy Chief Counsel, Mr. DeNovio supervised 600 lawyers in the IRS National Office.

Mr. DeNovio’s experience includes representing:

  • TechnipFMC in:
    • Selling its Measurement Solutions business, an industrial measurement and sensing equipment business, to One Equity Partners
    • Its spinoff into two publicly traded oil and gas industrial companies, TechnipFMC and Technip Energies 
  • Bunge in its US$8 billion acquisition of Viterra, a Netherlands-based agribusiness solutions company
  • Omnicom Group in multiple transactions, including:
    • Acquiring Flywheel Digital, Ascential’s digital commerce business
    • Selling SELLBYTEL, a Germany-based provider of outsourced customer relationship management services, to Webhelp
  • Boston Scientific, a medical device manufacturer, in multiple transactions, including:
    • Its US$1.07 billion acquisition of the surgical business of Lumenis, a company that develops and commercializes energy-based medical solutions, from Baring Private Equity Asia
    • Selling its intrauterine health product portfolio to Minerva Surgical
    • Acquiring Vertiflex, a developer of minimally invasive solutions to treat lumbar spinal stenosis
  • NVIDIA in multiple transactions, including acquiring:
    • Oski Technology, a formal verification service
    • DeepMap, a provider of high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in its US$35 billion acquisition of Xilinx, a company that designs, develops, and markets complete programmable logic solutions
  • Viasat in its:
    • US$7.3 billion acquisition of Inmarsat, a UK-based operator of mobile telecommunications satellite networks
    • Acquisition of Rignet, a cybersecurity company 
  • Multiple entities in deSPAC transactions, including:
    • Heramba LLC and Heramba GMBH
    • 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp II
    • Marti Technologies
    • GoGreen Investments
  • Allergan in its US$40.5 billion sale of its Global Generic Pharmaceuticals Business to Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • FMC Technologies in its US$13 billion merger of equals with Technip, via the EU cross-border merger regime
  • Globe Specialty Metals in its US$3.1 billion merger of equals with Grupo FerroAtlantica to create a leading international silicon and specialty metals producer
  • Sorin in its US$2.7 billion merger of equals with Cyberonics to create a new medical technology company
  • Actavis in its US$8.5 billion acquisition of Warner-Chilcott, an Ireland-based pharmaceutical company focusing on women’s healthcare
  • Actavis in its US$28 billion acquisition of Forest Laboratories, a specialty pharmaceutical company

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • New York


  • LLM, New York University School of Law, 1987
  • JD, University of Miami School of Law, 1986
    cum laude
  • BBA, University of Miami, 1983
    cum laude