Corporate and International Tax Advisory & Tax Litigation

Our practice covers all aspects of tax planning, structuring financial transactions for optimized tax results and monitoring the creation of local corporate or fund vehicles and financial instruments to achieve the expected outcome under local tax legislation, bilateral tax treaties and EU rules.

We employ this knowledge for the benefit of multinational corporate groups, institutional and private investors and high net worth individuals alike.

We have significant experience in international group restructuring and help domestic businesses and multi-national companies to manage their tax burdens and risks by providing truly independent advice.

We always consider the economic consistency of the structure vis-à-vis transfer prices and local functional substance in the countries involved to detect vulnerabilities to potential challenges by local or foreign tax authorities and to provide clients with an effective solution.

The members of our tax team have a transversal knowledge of the different legal and economic aspects involved with respect to a wide range of investments, allowing a total optimization in all areas with respect notably to an M&A restructuring or a private equity deal and by also assisting our others departments dealing with problematics implicating tax aspects.

Indirect Taxes and VAT

We provide specialty advice to banks, undertakings for collective investment, private equity and institutional investors to address the continuous evolution of VAT case law and administrative practice following the BBL, Abbey National and GFKL cases, and the consequence of being regarded as VATable or not in a cross-border context.

Registration duties, which in Luxembourg are rooted in legislation dating back to 1796, must also be continuously kept in mind when drafting documentation for most financing transactions.

Our Tax team monitors the rules, rates and jurisprudence (European Court of Justice or national courts); it advises on indirect tax strategies that manage the impact of these taxes on the company and represents companies before the indirect tax authorities.

Key contacts: Stéphane EBEL

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