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As local and international tax regulations become more prescriptive, dealing with them in a cross-border context presents you with a significant challenge. The number and complexity of tax investigations conducted by authorities is rapidly escalating and the need for tax adjustments is rising accordingly. Luxembourg being a key jurisdiction in cross-border tax structuring, we understand the tax pressures you face. That is the reason why we endeavour to provide you with innovative and tailor-made solutions.

Whether you are a financial institution, multinational, fund, investor or high net worth individual, CMS Luxembourg Tax team can help you manage tax control cases and deal with tax authorities as well as manage tax litigation cases. The right tax advice can make a material difference to transaction costs and, in some cases, avert serious consequences.

CMS Luxembourg’s Tax lawyers are able to provide advice on a vast range of transactions to both domestic and international clients. As an example we regularly assist our funds department on the tax aspects of the structuring of regulated and unregulated real estate, private equity or debt assets funds. In addition, we are able to cover most of the countries in which you are doing business thanks to our close collaboration with highly qualified CMS experts.

Indeed CMS alliance is composed of more than 350 tax lawyers who are supported by strong technical tax intelligence teams that identify developments in tax law and policy affecting your business. This multi-disciplinary approach helps you develop robust structures that maximise tax effectiveness in alignment with your commercial strategy.

Our teams work together across Europe and beyond in the key areas affecting your business including VAT, international taxation, transfer pricing, e-commerce, M&A and investment funds, tax planning and financing.

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01/12/2016
BEPS Up­date: Mul­ti­lat­er­al In­stru­ment Pub­lished
The OECD has now pub­lished the mul­ti­lat­er­al in­stru­ment (“MLI”) that will im­ple­ment cer­tain of the treaty-re­lated pro­pos­als from its pro­ject on tack­ling base erosion and profit shift­ing (“BEPS”).
23/11/2016
Au­tumn State­ment: Re­forms to the tax­a­tion of non-dom­i­ciled in­di­vidu­als
The UK’s Chan­cel­lor of Ex­chequer de­livered his an­nu­al Au­tumn State­ment today. As pre­vi­ously an­nounced at the 2015 Sum­mer Budget and fol­low­ing the HM Treas­ury con­sulta­tion pub­lished on 19 Au­gust 2016, the gov­ern­ment has con­firmed that from April 2017: .
18/10/2016
Im­pend­ing UK In­her­it­ance Tax Changes
In the 2015 Sum­mer Budget, pro­pos­als were an­nounced to change the UK tax re­gime for non-dom­i­ciles. These pro­pos­als were the sub­ject of a con­sulta­tion pa­per Re­forms to the Tax­a­tion of Non-dom­i­ciles: fur­ther con­sulta­tion which was pub­lished on 19 Au­gust 2016.
31/08/2016
EU Anti Tax Avoid­ance Dir­ect­ive: Im­pact on In­vest­ment Funds
EU Mem­ber States re­cently reached an agree­ment on the EU Anti Tax Avoid­ance Dir­ect­ive 2016/0011 (the “Dir­ect­ive”). The Dir­ect­ive is aimed at tax plan­ning prac­tices cur­rently widely used by mul­tina­tion­al com­pan­ies and builds on the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit.