Babak Nikravesh represents sovereign investors, including sovereign wealth funds, public sector pension funds, social security funds, and international organizations, on their cross-border investment strategies and operations.
Babak has worked closely with sovereign investors for nearly two decades, well before the term "sovereign wealth fund" was coined. He has advised sovereigns on hundreds of investment transactions across diverse asset classes and geographies, including fund, co-invest and direct investments in venture capital, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and debt. Babak also counsels sovereigns on the various operational and regulatory issues that arise from operating abroad, with particular emphasis on the complex tax issues relating to both sovereign institutions and their employees.
M.A., Stanford University (1998)
LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science (1997)
Summer Session, The Hague Academy of International Law (1996)
J.D., UCLA School of Law (1996)
B.A., University of California, Berkeley (1992)
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
U.S. Income Taxation of Foreign Governments, International Organizations, Central Banks, and Their Employees (Portfolio 6520)
This Portfolio discusses primarily the income tax exemptions under §892, §893 and §895.