Andrius R. Kontrimas

Global Head of Tax
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 713 651 5482
United States
T:+1 713 651 5482
Andrius R. Kontrimas

Andrius R. Kontrimas

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Andrius Kontrimas is Global Head of Tax.

Andrius has extensive experience handling a wide range of tax matters and is consistently recognized as a leading practitioner.

Andrius currently counsels clients in the following areas:

  • Global Tax Planning: Suggests ways to structure, plan and document business transactions and organizations to optimize worldwide taxation
  • Private Clients: Represents high net worth families and family offices with wealth and succession planning, risk management, estate planning, trust administration, charitable giving and related matters
  • Transfer Pricing: Represents multinationals regarding their intercompany transactions including policies, agreements, cost sharing, bilateral and multilateral APAs
  • Joint Ventures: Advises domestic and international joint ventures and parties about structuring their relationships, exit strategies, ongoing operations and global tax optimization
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions: Represents buyers and sellers of public and private organizations in complex cross-border transactions
  • Contested Tax Matters: Represents taxpayers in IRS audits as well as in civil litigation in the United States District Courts, United States Tax Court and United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Corporate Counseling: Serves as an advisor for legal matters both in the United States and abroad for a number of companies.  Including risk advisory, matrix management and global mobility matters.
  • Private Foundations and Other Exempt Organizations: Addresses legal aspects of philanthropy by drawing on years of experience representing a high-profile private foundation
  • Art Law: Represents domestic and foreign clients (including foundations, museums, galleries and dealers) regarding the ownership, sale or charitable disposition of works of art; offers substantial expertise in resolving looted art claims that arise from World War II

Professional experience

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JD, UCLA School of Law
BA, University of California, Berkeley

Andrius is admitted to practice law in California and Texas and before the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, US District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas, United States Tax Court and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

  • California State Bar
  • Texas State Bar
  • Chambers USA, Texas: Tax, Chambers & Partners, 2008 – 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2012 – 2021
  • Best Lawyers - Tax Law, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2003, 2008 – 2020
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Tax: International tax, The Legal 500, 2017 – 2020
  • Expert Guides, Tax, Legal Media Group, 2020
  • Tax Leader, Texas, International Tax Review, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2020
  • Co Author, "Antiquities dealers, advisors, and consultants to be subject for the first time to anti-money laundering rules", Norton Rose Fulbright-Publication, January 21, 2021
  • Co Author, "Corporate Transparency Act: New beneficial ownership reporting requirements for all entities with US operations", Norton Rose Fulbright - Publication, January 2021
  • Co Author, "IRS changes offshore asset voluntary disclosure programs", Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal update, June 23, 2014
  • Co Author, "IRS is aggressively targeting foreign vessel owners and US companies for outer continental shelf activities ", Norton Rose Fulbright - Legal update, November 18, 2013
  • "Direct Investment Issues (Including Competition and U.S./Mexico Taxation Treaty)", NAFTA and Beyond: A New Framework for Doing Business in the Americas, ed. Joseph Jude Norton et al., Martinus Nijhoff, 1995
  • Co Author, "Focus on FATCA, A White Paper Providing an overview of the Final Regulations", Fulbright Briefing, May 30, 2013
  • Co Author, "Focus on FATCA: A white paper providing an overview of the final regulations", May 30, 2013
  • Co Author, "IRS Provides Updated Information For 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program", Fulbright Briefing, August 1, 2012
  • "2010 Year in Review – Tax Law", Texas Bar Journal, January 2011
  • Co Author, "Caution: New IRS Procedures Allow Whistleblowers to Gain Access to a Taxpayer’s Confidential Information", Fulbright Alert, June 2010
  • Co Author, "June 30, 2010 Deadline Approaching for Certain U.S. Persons Required to File Reports Relating to Foreign Bank Accounts ", Fulbright Alert, June 15, 2010
  • Co Author, "HIRE Act Imposes New Reporting and Withholding Requirements on Foreign Financial Institutions", Fulbright Briefing, April 1, 2010
  • Co Author, "IRS About To Start Detailed Employment Tax Examinations", Fulbright Briefing , February 24, 2010
  • "IRS is Targeting Foreign Work Vessels Operating on the Outer Continental Shelf", Oil & Gas Financial Journal, January 2010
  • Co Author, "Undisclosed Offshore Accounts", Texas Lawyer, 21 December 2009
  • Co Author, "IRS Takes Aim at Offshore Services to the Oil & Gas Industry", Fulbright Briefing, November 5, 2009
  • "International Philanthropy a U.S. Tax Perspective", Texas Tax Lawyer, Fall 2009
  • Co Author, "IRS Extends Deadline For Voluntary Disclosure Program Until October 15, 2009", Fulbright Alert, September 22, 2009
  • Co Author, "IRS Extends FBAR Filing Deadline for Certain U.S. Persons Until June 30, 2010", Fulbright Alert, August 10, 2009
  • Co Author, "Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Must be Reported by June 30, 2009", Fulbright Briefing, May 26, 2009
  • Co Author, "Where Is the United States for Federal Tax Purposes?", Texas Tax Lawyer, May 2009
  • Co Author, "IRS Continues Audits of U.S. Virgin Islands Residency Status", Fulbright Briefing, March 27, 2009
  • "World Law Group, International Expatriate Employment Handbook", Kluwer Law International, 2006
  • "Stranded: Tax Consequences for Nonresidents and Corporations From the Global Pandemic," 68th Annual Taxation Conference, The University of Texas-Law, Webcast, December 2-3, 2020
  • "The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Transfer Pricing and Valuation Issues," International Fiscal Association, Webinar, October 28, 2020
  • "Select International Tax Ethics Issues," TEI Houston Chapter Annual Ethics Course, Houston, Texas, April 17, 2019
  • "International Tax Controversies," USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association, Houston, Texas, February 23 & 24, 2018
  • "The LNG Industry: US LNG and Global Transformation," Energy Tax Symposium of The International Fiscal Association, Houston, Texas, February 21, 2018
  • "International Aspects of Art Donations and Acquisitions," Canadian Bar Association Charities Symposium, Toronto, Canada, May 12, 2017
  • "Select US Legislative and Case Law Developments," IFA Canada 2017 International Tax Conference, Toronto, Canada, April 25-26, 2017
  • "Issues Regarding the Use of Single Member LLC's," Managing legal and compliance risks for nonprofit organizations, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP and  Blazek & Vetterling joining presentation, The Junior League of Houston, Houston, Texas, October 27, 2016
  • "Important International Tax Considerations," Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, State Bar of Texas Tax Section Leadership Academy, Houston, Texas, September 23, 2016
  • "Top 10 International Tax Issues for Intellectual Property Transfers," Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, IP Patent Roundtable Seminar, Houston, Texas, September 21, 2016
  • "Focus on Permanent Establishment Issues," International Association of Drilling Contractors, Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston, Texas, June 3, 2016
  • "Brexit: What it is and how it will affect your company," Norton Rose Fulbright, The Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas , May 25, 2016
  • "BEPS in Europe and the US," Client Seminar, Norton Rose Fulbright, London, England, November 19, 2015 
  • "EU tax probes and tax leaks-are you exposed?," Web Seminar,  Norton Rose Fulbright, March 24, 2015
  • "Economic Substance: Current Interpretations and Developments from Around the World," Tax Executives Institute, Houston Chapter, Hyatt Regency, Houston, Texas, February 26, 2015
  • U.S. - Hong Kong Private Family Investment Seminar - Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong - October 9, 2014 
  • "Exploring the Implications of IRS Enforcement Efforts in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf," BKD CPAs & Advisors' Inbound International Tax Training, Westin Hotel, Houston, Texas, September 26, 2014
  • "US Estate and Tax Issues for Foreign Nationals," SHRM Global HR Conference, September 11, 2014
  • "Updates From the Trenches:  Section 199 Deduction and Outer Continental Shelf Initiative," TEI Houston Chapter Annual Tax School,  May 9, 2014
  • "FATCA:  Current Status and Frequently Asked Questions," - Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Web Seminar, April 3, 2013
  • "Exploring the Implications of IRS Enforcement Efforts in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf," Offshore Support Vessel North America Conference, Houston, Texas - March 28, 2014
  • "FATCA Frequently Asked Questions: Focus on Australia," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Web Seminar, March 6, 2013
  • "Hot Legal Topics in Using Dutch Entities for International Business Transactions," Fulbright & Jaworski and Norton Rose joint presentation, The Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas, March 5, 2013
  • "Tax Treaty Primer - An Overview of Tax Treaties & Tax Planning Techniques," Tax Executives Institute, Houston Chapter, Hyatt Regency, Houston, Texas, January 30, 2013
  • "Blowing the Whistle for Tax Dollars and Early Retirement: Views from the Perspectives of Both Whistleblowers and Taxpayers," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Web Seminar, Dec. 6, 2012
  • "Important International Tax Considerations Pertaining to Foreign Activities of Multinational Employees," The Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas, November 7, 2012
  • "Doing Business in the Middle East - Key Treasury Anti-Boycott Operational and Compliance Issues," State Bar of Texas, Section of Taxation International Tax Symposium, The Westin Oaks at the Galleria, Houston, Texas, November 1, 2012
  • "Eurozone Crisis:  What US Companies Need to Know To Manage Potential Risks," Houstonian, Houston, Texas, October 11, 2012
  • "The IRS Enhanced Enforcement Regime: What's New and How to Prepare," Annual Tax Summit, Greater Houston Partnership, The Westin Oaks at the Galleria, Houston, Texas, November 15, 2011
  • International Assignment Seminar 2011, Houston, Texas 
  • "FBAR Issues," State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, June 23 and 24, 2011
  • "Offshore Financial Account Reporting:  Risks & Penalties for Noncompliance," CPE Tax Expo,Omni Houston Hotel, Houston, Texas, January 10 and 11, 2011
  • "Compliance with the New Schedule UTP Regime," Texas Executive Institute, The Woodlands, Texas, November 17, 2010
  • "Corporate Tax Inversions," Tax Conference Greater Houston Partnership, The Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas, November 8, 2010
  • "Corporate Tax Inversions," 13th Annual International Tax Symposium, Plano, Texas, November 5, 2010
  • "Cross Border Transactions," Web Seminar, October 5, 2011
  • "Compliance with the New Schedule UTP Regime: Some Practical Suggestions from the Public Accounting and Tax Controversy Perspectives," Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, Texas, October 21, 2010
  • "Change Has Come; Key Federal Tax Issues For Businesses in 2011" Webinar, October 19, 2010
  • "Making Congressional Lemons into Lemonade -Estate Planning Considerations," The Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas, September 21, 2010
  • "The Wave Approaches:  Increased Exposure for CPAs from IRS Scrutiny of Offshore Arrangements and Uncertain Tax Positions," Senate Room, 2 Allen Center, Houston, Texas, April 26, 2010
  •  "Preserving Your Treasure, License and Practice Before the IRS:  What Tax Return Preparers Should Know about Failures in Offshore Account Reporting,"
    • The Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas, January 20, 2010
    • Quarry Golf Club, San Antonio, Texas, March 3, 2010
    • Webinar, March 9, 2010
  • Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel
  • American Bar Association – Section of Taxation
  • State Bar of Texas – Section of Taxation, Past Chair
  • Houston Bar Association – Tax Section, Former Chair 
  • United States Supreme Court Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Certified in Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1991)
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Board of Trustees
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Member of the Board of Directors
  • University of St. Thomas, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Lithuanian