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. Our 180 tax lawyers are supported by strong technical back up teams that identify developments in tax law and policy affecting your business. This multidisciplinary approach helps you develop robust structures that maximise tax effectiveness in alignment with your commercial strategy.
Whether you are a financial institution, multinational, fund, investor or high net worth individual, we understand your business and the tax pressures you face. Our teams work together across Europe in the key areas affecting your business including VAT, transfer pricing, e-commerce, investment funds, tax planning and financing. The right tax advice can make a material difference to transaction costs and, in some cases, avert serious consequences. If you are involved in a dispute, we can undertake a high level intervention with tax authorities, ensuring the best outcome for your business.
Quotes from clients :"CMS has taken the time to get to know our business and gives us advice that fits our circumstances; the lawyers are the best." "Very efficient, especially when negotiations arise." "The number one French tax law firm." – Chambers Europe 2015 ;
"The reference firm for tax in Paris." "The lawyers are practical and honest; they will tell you how it is, rather than what you want to hear." "A firm that's well respected by the authorities, not just in France but externally also." – Chambers Europe 2014
“CMS is arguably ‘the best tax law firm’ in France; advice is ‘consistently excellent and given to the highest of standards’”- Legal 500 EMEA 2015