Experience & Expertise – Overview:

Tax Strategy & Planning

We develop together a tax strategy within your commercial plans. Serving as strategic advisors to our clients, we employ both standard and creatively tailored planning to achieve sustainable tax minimization. We provide strategic advice at the early stages of transactions to identify tax effective structures, evaluate and manage risks and avoid unnecessary liabilities across the full range of commercial and financial transactions. We have also the expertise to ensure that tax planning is documented and implemented effectively.

Tax Counseling & Transactions

We provide efficient technical tax advice on all aspects of corporate tax law and business-related tax matters, and have in-depth knowledge of planning and structuring for tax aspects of M&A, corporate restructuring, demergers, capital markets and financing.

Tax Litigation & Audits

We represent our clients in seeking favorable guidance and rulings from the tax authorities, and defend them in tax litigation and audits. We appear regularly before courts and tax agencies providing comprehensive assistance in tax law cases. Clients rely on our advice to maximize their tax efficiencies and minimize their tax risks.

More analytically:

Members of our team have a long history of successfully representing clients before administrative courts and tax regulatory authorities. We have particular litigation expertise in the following areas: Tax litigation before courts and regulatory authorities (covering both civil and criminal law matters); administrative appeals; corporation tax and VAT disputes; enforcement proceedings; negotiation and drafting of settlements with tax authorities; cross-border disclosure requests from tax authorities; management of overall tax risk; cross-border issues including permanent establishments, employment. We also have experience advising clients on tax audits and investigations and their relationship with tax authorities.

We regularly advise our clients on tax aspects of the following types of business transactions: mergers and acquisitions; private equity transactions; venture capital fundraising; demergers, restructurings and reorganizations; joint ventures; partnership structures; structured financing; cross-border transactions.

Our restructuring tax expertise covers debt restructurings, workouts, re-organisations and insolvency. We advise on complex restructurings, including restructurings and refinancings of corporates, funds and structured investment vehicles.

Real estate transactions: whether you are seeking inbound or outbound real estate investment structure, we will help you construct a focused, resilient portfolio that meets your business objectives in a structure that maximizes after-tax cash flow.

We assist our clients develop transfer pricing policies and advise on the transfer pricing implications of cross-border transactions, inter alia in the fields of finance, corporate structuring and intellectual property. We also offer specialist VAT advice on cross border supplies of goods and services and on all forms of financing, corporate and real estate transactions.

We provide full tax advice on private fund structures (including private equity, debt funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds) and on private equity/infrastructure deals. Our work covers the structuring of new funds and reviewing fund structures for prospective investors.

Furthermore our lawyers deal with all aspects of taxation affecting insurance companies and insurance products.

Based on the above, we provide commercial and pragmatic solutions for a wide spectrum of tax issues, including:

  • Strategic Tax Planning
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • Tax Structuring
  • Corporate re-organisation, Restructurings and Insolvency
  • Tax Disputes, Tax Controversies, and Litigation
  • International Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnerships and Joint Ventures
  • Private equity and Investment Funds
  • Financial products and derivatives
  • Real Estate Funds, REITs and other real estate transactions
  • IP structuring
  • VAT
  • Capital Markets
  • Customs Duties
  • Tax-exempt Organizations
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Individual Tax and Estate Planning
  • Insurance Tax
  • Tax efficient remuneration planning
  • Employee tax benefits and share schemes
  • Expatriates tax services
  • Private client tax
  • R&D incentives