Vincent Oratore

Vincent Oratore


Vincent began his career at Linklaters where he qualified into the tax department.  He specialised in the taxation of the financial sector, M&A and financial instruments.  He then joined the board of J.Henry Schroder Wagg and structured and advised on the tax risk on transactions in Asia, Europe the US and the UK.

Following his time at JHSW he joined Merrill Lynch where he developed and managed the tax risk on multi-USD billion transactions in the financing and M&A space which had significant tax features.  These transactions were principally in Western Europe, the US and the UK.

After Merrill Vincent moved to AIG for 7 years where he structured and managed the tax risk on complex transactions notably in the US but also UK and Western Europe.  This was followed by a 2-year spell as a partner at EY where Vincent advised on the tax consequences of transactions minimising the cost of regulatory change for banks.  Vincent then returned to AIG for 5 years during which he developed and managed tax risk of over USD1 billion across a number of transactions which generated significant business and capital benefits for AIG and which had significant US tax consequences.

He was the author of books on the taxation of financial instruments and of companies and company reconstructions.  He is a past president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and is on its technical committee which he chaired in the past.  He is a member of the Forum of Tax Professionals which advises the UK government on the implementation of tax policy.