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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 350 tax lawyers 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 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 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. Our experts 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.

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29 Nov 19
Gibral­tar’s status with­in the EU
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The ins and outs of Brexit – em­ploy­ment and tax as­pects
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06 Mar 19
CMS ad­vised the share­hold­ers of agta re­cord on the...
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28/08/2017
Tax Con­nect Flash | Switzer­land | Up­com­ing Amend­ments...
30 Jul 19
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An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Data Pro­tec­tion The European Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion raises at least two is­sues in par­tic­u­lar in this con­text. First: is pseud­onym­ous in­form­a­tion per­son­al data? Second: how can a “right...
25/04/2017
Tax Con­nect Flash | Switzer­land | Fed­er­al Court con­firms...
11 Jul 19
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
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