"Extremely good to work with. She's very precise, thorough and responsive."
Chambers Europe 2014
Sabina Comis is a partner and co-leader of Mayer Brown’s private investment funds group. She has wide–ranging tax experience with a strong emphasis on complex tax structuring of international transactions, restructurings and/or refinancings involving multi-sponsors leverage buy-outs (for clients such as Cinven Ltd, The Carlyle Group, Molex, Zodiac, Altice, Lyondell, Numéricable, etc.).
On the basis of her experience in general tax assistance to French and international groups, Sabina has also focused on the creation and structuring of private investment funds (FCPR/FPCI, SIF, SICAR,etc). Her tax experience coupled with her funds’ regulatory know-how allows Sabina to advise on tailor-made, innovative structures for investments in France and throughout Europe, such as the setting up of: (i) the first dedicated provider of mezzanine and preferred equity financing for private equity portfolios; (ii) the first French regulated and leveraged investment vehicle for the purchase of discounted debt; and (iii) the first French type endowment fund. Her clients include Raise Capital, HSBC France, 17 Capital, Pragma Capital, LBO France, Banque Leonardo, etc.
Sabina joined Mayer Brown in 2007 after ten years of practice with two "UK Magic Circle" firms (having trained and worked in their London and NY tax teams for four years and in their Paris tax team for more than five years).
She is fluent in French and English as well as in her native Italian.