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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. Our tax team in China together with 350 tax lawyers globally 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.

Whether you are multinational corporations, banks and financial institutions, international investors or expatriate individuals, we understand your business and the tax pressures you face. Our teams work together in China, across Europe and beyond in the key areas affecting your business including VAT, overall business tax issues, income tax for corporate and individuals, international taxation, M&A and investment funds, transfer pricing, e-commerce, tax planning and financing as well as customs issues that relate to trade with China. Our experts can help you manage tax control cases and deal with tax authorities. Our team of dedicated tax experts not only have expertise in the field of tax law but have also a strong background in corporate and commercial law and in key industry sectors. This helps us provide the right tax advice to our clients that makes a material difference to transaction costs and, in some cases, avert serious consequences.

Our Awards:

  • Leading Law Firm for Tax in China: Foreign Firms (2018-2021) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • China Business Law Awards – Taxation (2014-2017,2019-2021) by China Business Law Awards
  • SSQ Thomson Reuters ALB China Law Awards 2017 – Tax (nominated) by SSQ Thomson Reuters ALB
  • Tax Law Firm of the Year (Shortlisted) (2019) by Thomson Reuters ALB
  • Tax Law Firm of the Year (Shortlisted) (2017, 2018) by China Law & Practice Awards

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28/04/2022
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date April 2022
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2022] No. 17 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion...
27/04/2022
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date | April 2022
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2022] No. 17 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion SAT An­nounce­ment [2022]...
22/04/2022
Do Chinese sub­si­di­ar­ies of EU share­hold­ers and EU na­tion­als in China have...
Re­cently the EU im­posed ad­di­tion­al sanc­tions on Rus­sia and Rus­si­an com­pan­ies and in­di­vidu­als. For for­eign in­ves­ted en­ter­prises with EU share­hold­ers and EU na­tion­als in China, the ques­tions arises wheth­er...
21/04/2022
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date | March 2022
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2022] No. 6 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”) ...
20/04/2022
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date | March 2022
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes:An­nounce­ment [2022] No. 6 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”) An­nounce­ment...
22/03/2022
SPC Is­sues Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion...
On 24 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the Su­preme People's Court (“SPC”) of the People’s Re­pub­lic of China (“PRC”) pro­mul­gated the In­ter­pret­a­tion on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion of the Gen­er­al Part...
21/03/2022
SPC Is­sues Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion...
On 24 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the Su­preme People's Court (“SPC”) of the People’s Re­pub­lic of China (“PRC”) pro­mul­gated the In­ter­pret­a­tion on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion of the Gen­er­al...
17/03/2022
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date | Feb­ru­ary 2022
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2022] No. 3 jointly re­leased by the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”) and the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”)...
16/03/2022
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date | Feb­ru­ary 2022
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes:An­nounce­ment [2022] No. 3 jointly re­leased by the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”) and the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”)An­nounce­ment...
15/03/2022
New Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion Strengthens Pro­tec­tion of On­line Con­sumers
The Pro­vi­sions on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion of Law in Hear­ing Cases In­volving On­line Con­sumer Dis­putes (I) (the “Pro­vi­sions”), pro­mul­gated by the Su­preme People’s Court, come in­to...
09/02/2022
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date | Janu­ary 2022
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2021] No. 49 jointly re­leased by the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”), the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”)...
10/01/2022
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