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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:

  • 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
  • Leading Law Firm for Tax in China: Foreign Firms (2018, 2019) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • China Business Law Awards – Taxation (2019) by China Business Law Awards
  • Tax Law Firm of the Year (Shortlisted) (2017, 2018) by China Law & Practice Awards
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07/04/2016
PRC VAT Re­form Will Be Ex­pan­ded to Cov­er All In­dus­tries
On 23 March 2016, the PRC Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”) jointly is­sued the No­tice of Over­all Pi­lot Ex­e­cu­tion of Trans­form­ing Busi­ness Tax in­to Value-ad­ded...
29/04/2016
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - April 2016
Please read our ana­lys­is on the latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion. The main areas are:SAT An­nounce­ment [2016] No. 14SAT An­nounce­ment [2016] No. 15SAT An­nounce­ment [2016] No. 16SAT An­nounce­ment...
26/05/2016
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - May 2016
Please read our ana­lys­is on the latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion. The main areas are:SAT An­nounce­ment [2016] No. 23SAT An­nounce­ment [2016] No. 28SAT An­nounce­ment [2016] No. 29Please click the...

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02 April 2021
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - March 2021
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2021] No. 6 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)...
02 April 2021
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - March 2021
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes:An­nounce­ment [2021] No. 6 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)An­nounce­ment...
09 March 2021
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Janu­ary & Feb­ru­ary 2021
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: Cai Guan Shui [2020] No. 54 Caishui [2021] No. 3 Please click here to read the full art­icle.
08 March 2021
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Janu­ary & Feb­ru­ary 2021
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes:Cai Guan Shui [2020] No. 54Caishui [2021] No. 3Please click here to read the full art­icle.
15 January 2021
CMS, China ranks in ten prac­tice areas in Leg­al 500 Asia Pa­cific
We are pleased to an­nounce that CMS, China has been ranked and re­com­men­ded in ten areas in the Leg­al 500 Asia Pa­cific 2021 edi­tion. We con­tin­ue to be re­cog­nised in the areas of An­ti­trust and com­pet­i­tion...
06 January 2021
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Decem­ber 2020
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2020] No. 43 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)...
1 January 2021
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Decem­ber 2020
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes:An­nounce­ment [2020] No. 43 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”) SAT...
03 December 2020
An over­view on cash pool­ing in China
Cash pool­ing en­ables cor­por­ate groups to min­im­ize bank­ing fa­cil­it­ies ex­pendit­ure through eco­nom­ies of scale. However, cash pool­ing agree­ments must be care­fully struc­tured in or­der to min­im­ize the risks...
02 December 2020
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Novem­ber 2020
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2020] No. 42 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”), the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)...
2 December 2020
An Over­view on Cash Pool­ing in China
01 December 2020
PRC Su­preme People's Court Is­sues Draft of In­ter­pret­a­tions Ap­plic­able to...
On 9 Novem­ber 2020, the PRC Su­preme People's Court ("SPC") pro­mul­gated the In­ter­pret­a­tions Ap­plic­able to Se­cur­ity-re­lated Parts of the Civil Code of the People's Re­pub­lic of China (Draft for Com­ment)...
1 December 2020
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - Novem­ber 2020
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes:An­nounce­ment [2020] No. 42 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”), the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”) and...