Clients praise her advice on transactional tax matters, with sources describing her as “extremely smart and very thoughtful,” and that she is “very analytical in what she does.”
Chambers USA 2019

Diana S. Doyle

Chicago
  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA
 
 

Diana Doyle is the Local Chair of the Chicago Tax Department, where her practice focuses on tax planning for multinational companies with an emphasis on private and public company mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Doyle has advised domestic and international companies on such matters as structuring taxable and tax-free stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, cross-border migrations, tax-free reorganizations and spin-offs, securities offerings, limited liability company agreements, and partnership tax. Ms. Doyle also has significant experience with tax audits, administrative appeals, and litigation.

Ms. Doyle is a member of and former Chair of the planning committee for the University of Chicago Tax Conference. She is a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of tax topics, including the following recent presentations and publications:

  • Investment Banking: Valuation, LBOs, M&A, and IPOs – Third Edition (2020) (Contributor) 
  • “Cross-Border M&A Planning and Development” at Practising Law Institute’s International Tax Issues (2019)
  • “The Graphic Guide to Section 163(j)” published in March/April edition of Tax Executive Magazine (2019)
  • “International Joint Venture Issues” at Practising Law Institute’s Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances Conference (2019)
  • “Tax Issues in M&A Contracts” at Practising Law Institute’s Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings Conference (2019)
  • “Understanding and Applying Section 163(j)” at Tax Executives Institute’s 73rd Annual Conference (2018)
  •  “Back in Time: In Search of a Coherent Theory of Transactional Retroactivity” at the University of Chicago Federal Tax Conference (2016) (paper published in March 2017 edition of TAXES)

Chambers USA consistently ranks Ms. Doyle for her efforts in the tax practice and she was recognized by The Legal 500 for her work in the US Taxes: Non-Contentious practice. She chairs Latham & Watkins' Brexit Task Force and is a member of its global strategic Initiatives Committee. Ms. Doyle was recognized for her work in Tax Law in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and was previously named in the 2018 and 2019 editions as the Chicago Tax Law Lawyer of the Year. Ms. Doyle also has a particular interest in issues concerning women in the law and is a past board member of the Chicago-based Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and a past Advisory Board member of Latham’s Women Enriching Business (WEB) initiative.

Ms. Doyle’s recent representative matters include advising:

  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation in various transactions, including:
    • Sale of the owner of the Grand Hyatt Seoul to an international consortium 
    • Acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality, an international lifestyle hotel company
  • Loews Hotels in its numerous development projects, including:
    • Joint venture to develop a mixed-use project adjacent to the Texas Rangers Stadium in Arlington, Texas
    • Joint venture to develop a Loews Kansas City convention center hotel
    • The mortgage financing and venture for the development of a Loews hotel within a larger mixed-use facility in St. Louis, MO
  • ZF Friedrichshafen in its acquisition of WABCO Holdings, a provider of electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and aerodynamic products
  • Ardian in its acquisition of a 100% equity stake in Les Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques (DRT), a France-based developer of gum rosin and turpentine that are extracted from pine resins
  • Körber AG in its acquisition of HighJump Software, a US-based supply chain and cloud solutions specialist
  • Henkel Corporation in its acquisition of Darex Packaging Technologies, a supplier of can coatings and closure sealants for the food and beverage packaging industry
  • Illinois Tool Works Inc. in its acquisition of the Engineered Fasteners and Components business (EF&C) of ZF TRW, an automotive OEM and components supplier
  • Sale by Baxter International of the rights to two certain generic injectable products to Renaissance Lakewood LLC, in connection with Baxter’s acquisition of Claris Injectables
  • HHM in its joint venture in connection with the acquisition and financing of the Atlanta DoubleTree Hotel
  • Psyop Media Company in its acquisition of a minority stake in Golden Wolf, a London-based animation studio
  • Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. in its cross-border merger with Grupo FerroAtlantica to create a leading international silicon and specialty metals producer
Thought Leadership
  • “IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Business Interest Deduction Limitations” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (December 2018)
  • “Treasury Targets Inversions and Related-Party Debt with Far-Reaching Regulations,” Latham & Watkins Article (April 2016)
  • “Treasury Targets Related-Party Debt with Proposed Regulations to Treat Debt as Equity,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (April 2016)
  • “Treasury Issues Stringent Inversion Regulations, Proposes Far-Reaching Related-Party Debt Rules,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (April 2016)
 
 
 
Notice: We appreciate your interest in Latham & Watkins. If your inquiry relates to a legal matter and you are not already a current client of the firm, please do not transmit any confidential information to us. Before taking on a representation, we must determine whether we are in a position to assist you and agree on the terms and conditions of engagement with you. Until we have completed such steps, we will not be deemed to have a lawyer-client relationship with you, and will have no duty to keep confidential the information we receive from you. Thank you for your understanding.