Lindsay Fainé is a partner in the Tax Strategies & Benefits Practice, currently resident in our Abu Dhabi office. She focuses on US federal income tax matters, including the taxation of private equity and hedge funds, corporate taxation and structuring cross-border investment into the US by non-US investors. Lindsay specializes in structuring and reviewing proposed and existing fund and portfolio company structures and advising upon strategies to improve the tax efficiency of investment returns, including utilizing income tax treaties, managing the impact of FIRPTA and mitigating non-resident withholding tax on repatriation. Lindsay works extensively with non-US sovereign wealth and pension funds in US tax planning and structuring as well as to develop internal risk management protocols around tax strategy and compliance.
Lindsay regularly advises clients on US, non-US and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, restructuring and financing transactions.
Within the public policy area, Lindsay concentrates on US regulatory and legislative initiatives involving federal tax issues, with a particular emphasis on matters affecting foreign investors in the US market. She regularly advises foreign institutional investors on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and has advised FATCA partner countries regarding intergovernmental agreements.